The United States and Taiwan were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.
Featuring five mixed martial arts bouts and seven ONE Super Series contests, which included three kickboxing contests and four Muay Thai matches, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. The second bout of the evening was between Janet “JT” Todd, 33, of Hermosa Beach, California, USA and Wang Chin Long, 18, of Taipei, Taiwan.
At “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Todd and Wang were the sole representatives of the U.S. and Chinese Taipei, respectively. Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal, Thailand were also represented.
Wang is training out of Iron Boxing Gym in Taichung, Taiwan. It is the same gym of former ONE Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion Kai “Killer Bee” Ting Chuang, 24.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Wang’s ONE Super Series debut. The Chinese striker is a former WAKO Champion.
Born and raised in Hermosa Beach, Todd is training out of Boxing Works in Torrance, California. She won bronze medals at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur World Championships and the World Games and a gold medal at the IFMA Pan American Championships.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Todd’s second ONE Super Series debut. When she made her debut in the league at “ONE: Call to Greatness” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on February 22, 2019, she lost to ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 21, of Thailand.
Todd and Wang competed in a kickboxing contest in the atomweight division. Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee.
Dolaptsis put a stop to the atomweight contest after 2 minutes and 59 seconds in the second round when Todd knocked down Wang for the third time. The referee raised the hand of the American kickboxer, who was declared the winner via technical knockout.
Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional kickboxing record of Todd to 33 wins and 11 losses. On the other hand, Wang now has 0 win and 1 loss.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” Main Events
Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The Thai contender won via technical decision after an accidental groin attack in the fourth round.
Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.
The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured Nong–O and Petchdam along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.
Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here: