MARK Striegl stuck to what he does best as he forced Casey Suire to submit in Valor of Champions for a rousing ONE Championship debut on Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Filipino-American grappling specialist forced his erstwhile unbeaten American to tap out after being locked in a rear-naked choke right in the first round at the three-minute, 48-second mark of their bantamweight bout.
The 26-year-old Striegl, the former face of the Pacific X-Treme Combat, thus won for the 13th time in 14 bouts, while dealing Suire his first loss in six professional fights.
Fellow Pinoy Eugene Toquero was likewise victorious as the Cebu native knocked out Indonesian Brianata Rosadhi with a barrage of elbow hits also in the first round their flyweight fight.
Another Filipino, Geje Eustaquio, however, had a different fate as he lost a controversial split decision to Anatpong Bunrad of Thailand.
Edward Kelly scored a submission win over Jimmy Yabo in the all-Filipino bout.
The main event, though, failed to live up to expectations as it was ruled a no-contest after welterweight champion Ben Askren accidentally poked the eye of challenger Luis Santos in Round One.