MMA: S'pore fighters make it a perfect two wins from two bouts at One FC fight night

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Kirstie Dunnaway and Amir Khan, who will feature at the upcoming ONE Fighting Championship (FC) event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Nov 7, 2014. Singapore fighters made it two wins out of two on an exciting
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Kirstie Dunnaway and Amir Khan, who will feature at the upcoming ONE Fighting Championship (FC) event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Nov 7, 2014. Singapore fighters made it two wins out of two on an exciting Friday night of mixed martial arts action at the Indoor Stadium. -- PHOTO: NEW PAPER FILE

SINGAPORE fighters made it two wins out of two on an exciting Friday night of mixed martial arts action at the Indoor Stadium.

Amir Khan and Kirstie Gannaway shone on their One Fighting Championship home debuts, beating their respective opponents inside the opening round.

Gannaway forced Malaysia's Adek Omar to tap out at the 2min 34sec mark of Round One, thanks to a well-executed triangle choke.

"I couldn't have asked for a better debut - I attacked from the start and literally didn't give her a chance to breathe," said the 23-year-old, who was born to an Australian father and Singaporean mother.

Khan, meanwhile, knocked out Pakistan's Waqar Umar after connecting with two devastating elbows just 1:25 into the fight, to the delight of the 10,000-strong crowd.

"I couldn't afford to let anyone down, it's such a relief to get the win - I hope this is the start of bigger things for me," said the 19-year-old, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, a neurological disorder characterised by unintentional movements and tics.