ONE Championship provides the jury again.
After Seo Hee Ham’s narrow split-decision win against Denice Zamboanga at the ONE Championship: Empower event in Singapore last Friday, ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced that the promotion will conduct an official review of the judges’ scores.
The announcement was made via ONE’s Twitter account:
Ham, a champion in RIZIN, defeated Zamboanga in a close battle for the semifinals of ONE’s Eight Women’s Atomic Grand Prix. “Hamderlei” showed flashes of their dangerous striking, but had difficulty dealing with the wrestling Zamboanga. After three rounds of action, two of the judges rated the fight in Ham’s favor.
This is not the first time that ONE has reviewed a controversial decision. In particular, in May 2019 a kickboxing match between Giorgio Petrosyan and Petchmorrakot Petchyindee was turned from a decisive victory for Petchyindee to a no contest after a review by the ONE Competition Committee. That matchup was also part of a tournament and Petrosyan would win an immediate rematch by unanimous decision.
Check out the highlights from the Ham vs. Zamboanga fight below and see for yourself if the original verdict was correct.