ONE FC rules Wiratchai-Chilson a no contest

September 4, 2012, 9:33 PM

ONE Fighting Championship announced Tuesday that the bout that took place Friday at ONE FC: Pride of a Nation in the Philippines between Shannon Wiratchai and Mitch Chilson has been ruled a no contest after a thorough review by ONE FC officials as a result of an illegal kick.

Wiratchai’s record will now officially be recorded as two wins and one no contest and Mitch Chilson’s will officially be recorded as three wins, one loss and one no contest.

After a thorough review of the match, ONE FC officials have decided that Wiratchai landed an illegal leg kick to a grounded Chilson in the second round and referee Moritaka Oshiro incorrectly called an end to the fight as he determined at that point that Chilson could not properly defend himself. The win for Wiratchai has now been reversed and this fight will now be officially ruled as a no contest.

Also, earlier this week ONE FC announced that it will adopt full Pride rules for soccer kicks, eliminating the required open attack signal from the referee. All soccer kicks to a grounded opponent are now legal at all times. The decision was made to prevent any future confusion for fighters when delivering kicks to grounded opponents.

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