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Agilan Thani

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Agilan Thani
BornAgilan Thangalapani
(1995-08-18) 18 August 1995 (age 25)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Other namesAlligator
NationalityMalaysian
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight184 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)
DivisionWelterweight
StyleBrazilian Jiu Jitsu
Fighting out ofKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TeamMonarchy MMA
Years active2013–Present
Mixed martial arts record
Total14
Wins10
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision5
Losses4
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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Agilan Thani (born August 18, 1995) is a Malaysian mixed martial artist who is currently signed to ONE Championship, where he competes in the ONE Welterweight division.

Background[edit]

Thani struggled with obesity in his early years, weighing as much as 140 kilograms, and often had to endure bullying.[1] At the age of 13, he started training in martial arts. In a span of one year, he was able to lose 55 kilograms through training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, among other martial arts. He then began training in mixed martial arts at Monarchy MMA at the age of 16.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Agilan Thani first competed in amateur MMA, appearing on F3 Championship and Malaysian Invasion. He compiled a flawless 6–0 record in amateur competition, finishing 5 of his 6 opponents.

On October 25, 2014, he defeated Ooi Aik Tong to win the Malaysian Invasian MMA (MIMMA) Welterweight Championship.[3]

ONE Championship[edit]

Agilan Thani made his debut on ONE Championship in his hometown of Kuala Lumpur at ONE Championship: Age of Champions on March 13, 2015, where he defeated Reant Fabriza Rainir by first-round technical knockout.[4]

On October 9, 2015, Thani defeated Hisham Hiba by submission via rear-naked choke in the first round at ONE Championship: Tigers of Asia.[5]

On January 29, 2016, he submitted James Kouame via rear-naked choke in the second round at ONE Championship: Clash of Heroes.[6]

On May 6, 2016, Thani defeated Brad Robinson by first-round technical knockout at ONE Championship: Ascent to Power.[7]

On September 2, 2016, he defeated Trestle Tan by submission via rear-naked choke in the first round at ONE Championship: Unbreakable Warriors.[8]

On February 14, 2017, Agilan Thani defeated Jeff Huang at ONE Championship: Throne of Tigers by submission via rear-naked choke in the second round.[9] At this point, Thani was enjoying a dominant start to his MMA career, being undefeated at 6–0.

Thani received his first big break when he challenged Ben Askren for the ONE Welterweight World Championship at ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes.[10][11] On May 26, 2019, Agilan Thani lost to Ben Askren by first-round submission via arm-triangle choke, denying him a world title.[12]

Agilan Thani rebounded with a unanimous decision victory over Sherif Mohamed at ONE Championship: Quest for Greatness on August 18, 2017.[13]

On March 9, 2018, Thani defeated Amitesh Chaubey by second-round submission via kimura at ONE Championship: Visions of Victory.[14]

On July 13, 2018, Agilan Thani lost to future ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian Kadestam by third-round technical knockout at ONE Championship: Pursuit of Power.[15]

On December 7, 2018, Thani lost to another future Welterweight World Champion, Kiamrian Abbasov, by submission via rear-naked choke in the first round.[16]

On June 15, 2019, Thani defeated Dream and UFC veteran Yoshihiro Akiyama at ONE Championship: Legendary Quest by unanimous decision, where Agilan Thani was able to dominate a vast majority of the fight.[17][18][19]

On October 13, 2019, Agilan Thani lost by split decision to Yushin Okami, another UFC and PRIDE veteran, at ONE Championship: Century.[20]

Agilan Thani was scheduled to face Mohammad Karaki at ONE Championship: Mark Of Greatness on December 6, 2019.[21] However, Karaki would later be replaced by Dante Schiro.[22] Despite taking the fight on short notice, Schiro was able to keep the fight close and Thani narrowly defeated Dante Schiro by split decision.[23][24]

Titles & accomplishments[edit]

  • 2015 Malaysian Invasion (MIMMA) Welterweight Champion

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–4 Dante Schiro Decision (split) ONE Championship: Mark Of Greatness December 6, 2019 3 5:00 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Loss 9–4 Yushin Okami Decision (split) ONE Championship: Century October 13, 2019 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–3 Yoshihiro Akiyama Decision (unanimous) ONE Championship: Legendary Quest June 15, 2019 3 5:00 Shanghai, China
Loss 8–3 Kiamrian Abbasov Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE Championship: Destiny of Champions December 7, 2018 1 2:35 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Loss 8–2 Zebaztian Kadestam TKO (punches and elbows) ONE Championship: Pursuit of Power July 13, 2018 3 1:56 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 8–1 Amitesh Chaubey Submission (kimura) ONE Championship: Visions of Victory March 9, 2018 2 0:00 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 7–1 Sherif Mohamed Decision (unanimous) ONE Championship: Quest for Greatness August 18, 2017 3 5:00 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Loss 6–1 Ben Askren Submission (arm-triangle choke) ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes May 26, 2017 1 2:20 Kallang, Singapore For the ONE Welterweight Title.
Win 6–0 Jeff Huang Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE Championship: Throne of Tigers February 14, 2016 2 2:25 Kuala, Malaysia
Win 5–0 Trestle Tan Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE Championship: Unbreakable Warriors September 2, 2016 1 2:24 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 4–0 Brad Robinson TKO (punches) ONE Championship: Ascent to Power May 6, 2016 1 4:40 Kallang, Singapore
Win 3–0 James Kouame Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE Championship: Clash of Heroes January 29, 2016 2 1:12 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 2–0 Hisham Hiba Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE Championship: Tigers of Asia October 9, 2015 1 3:05 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 1–0 Reant Fabriza Rainir TKO (punches) ONE Championship: Age of Champions March 13, 2015 1 1:21 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

See also[edit]

  • List of current ONE fighters
  • List of male mixed martial artists

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "How Agilan Thani Transformed From Bullied Overweight Teenager To Welterweight Sensation". www.onefc.com. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  2. "How Agilan Thani Transformed From Bullied Overweight Teenager To Welterweight Sensation". www.onefc.com. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  3. "Ooi Aik Tong vs. Agilan Thani". Tapology. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  4. "One Championship 25 Age of Champions". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  5. "ONE Championship: Tigers Of Asia results and highlights". Sportskeeda. 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  6. "ONE Championship 'Clash of Heroes' Results". Fight Madness. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  7. "One Championship 42 - Ascent to Power". MMA CORE. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  8. "Agilan Thani Remains Spotless, Submits Trestle Tan In First Round". Asia One. 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  9. "Agilan Thani vs Jeff Huang". MMA CORE. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  10. "Agilan Thani Ready To Make History With Title Win Over Ben Askren". Stadium Astro. 2017-05-09. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  11. "Ben Askren takes on Agilan Thani in co-main event of ONE: Dynasty of Heroes". My MMA News. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  12. "ONE Championship Dynasty of Heroes Results". Fight Madness. 2017-05-29. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  13. "ONE Championship Quest For Greatness Results". Fight Madness. 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  14. "Agilan Thani Dismantles Amitesh Chaubey On The Ground". www.onefc.com. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  15. "Zebaztian Kadestam Knocks Out Agilan Thani In Malaysia". www.onefc.com. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  16. "Kiamrian Abbasov Dismantles Agilan Thani, Picks Up First-Round Submission". www.onefc.com. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  17. "Agilan Thani Bounces Back To Spoil Yoshihiro Akiyama's ONE Debut". www.onefc.com. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  18. "Yoshihiro Akiyama Loses Slugfest Against Agilan Thani at ONE Championship: Legendary Quest". Cageside Press. 2019-06-15. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  19. "ONE Championship results: Yoshihiro Akiyama suffers debut defeat to Agilan Thani after four-year layoff". MMA Fighting. 2019-06-15. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  20. "Japan's Yushin Okami gets 1st ONE Championship win, decisions Agilan Thani at 'ONE: Century' in Tokyo". Conan Daily. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  21. "Agilan Thani vs Mohammad Karaki at 'ONE: Mark of Greatness' in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia". Conan Daily. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  22. "Undefeated American Dante Schiro faces Agilan Thani at ONE: 'Mark of Greatness'". Asian MMA. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  23. "Agilan Thani scores decision win over Dante Schiro at ONE: Mark of Greatness". MMA Weekly. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  24. "Agilan Thani breaks down his impressive victory against Dante Schiro: ONE Championship". The Sun Daily. 2019-12-10. Retrieved 2020-01-16.


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