[PHOTOS] Scotland vs Thailand: George Mann vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’ in Malaysia

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Scotland and Thailand were among the countries represented at the ONE Championship event titled “ONE: Masters of Destiny” on July 12, 2019. The fight card featured mixed martial arts matches as well as ONE Super Series contests including Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts.

ONE Championship held “ONE: Masters of Destiny” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the second bout of the evening, George Mann, 21, of Scotland faced Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy, 26, of Thailand.

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Sorgraw is training out of Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok, Thailand. “ONE: Masters of Destiny” marked his third ONE Super Series bout.

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Mann is training out of Riddlers Gym in Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia. “ONE: Masters of Destiny” marked his second ONE Super Series bout.

Results

Elias Dolaptsis was the referee of the bout between Mann and Sorgraw, who competed in a Muay Thai match in the featherweight division. It was one of the two Muay Thai bouts on the card.

After three three-minute rounds, the Muay Thai contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of Sorgraw, who was declared the winner via split decision.

Check the complete “ONE: Masters of Destiny” results on Conan Daily.

Countries

Including Scotland and Thailand, 20 countries were represented at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” The others were Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor Leste, Vietnam and the United States.

Mann solely represented Scotland. Sorgraw was one of the two fighters who represented Thailand.

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Wynn Neo crowned Singapore’s first ever WBC Muay Thai Featherweight National Champion at ‘SFC 7: Eight Limbs’

Wynn Neo (©David Ash)
Wynn Neo (©David Ash)

Singapore Fighting Championship held “SFC 7: Eight Limbs” at Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore on June 29, 2019 with 13 bouts of mixed martial arts, boxing and Muay Thai. The World Boxing Council Muay Thai featherweight title lived up to the hype as Muse Fitness Gym’s Wynn Neo and Vanda Fit’s Vincent Chew met in a flurry of blows right from the bell in an equally exhilarating fight.

Neo nearly thrice threw his opponent over the ropes in his opening statement and remained dominant throughout the match. Chew, who went down in the fourth after taking a knee to the body, admitted that the WBC Muay Thai national featherweight champion’s aggression stifled his tactics.

“SFC 7: Eight Limbs” was also an impressive showcase of professional and amateur fighters. SFC continues to be the leading advocate for local fighters and a legitimate platform that elevates the level of combat sports in Singapore.

Singaporean fighters bossed the amateur category. But credit has to go to Indonesia’s MMA amateur fighter Ikrima Affan for his two reversals from the brink against Henry Yeo to deny Singapore a clean sweep.

Crowd favorite and Asia’s number one female boxer Nurshahidah “The Sniper” Roslie of Singapore did not disappoint by technically dominating the speedier Siriphon Chanbuala of Thailand. The Singaporean boxer had to wait for her TKO after her Thai opponent was saved by the bell in round four but the former promptly sealed her victory early in the fifth with her trusty body shot.

Muhammad “Mr Fantastique”Ashiq of Singapore breezed to a second round TKO against Yotchanchai Yakaeo of Thailand. The Thai contender left himself too open and the Singaporean fighter obliged with a few left uppercuts, some body shots and a hard right to down the Thai veteran at the end of round one.

The WBC International Silver Super Bantamweight champion turned up the heat in round two and wrapped up the match with another lethal combination. Meanwhile, watch all the “SFC 7: Eight Limbs” bouts here:

Brandon Ng is Singapore’s first ever WBC Muay Thai Welterweight National Champions at ‘SFC 7: Eight Limbs’

Brandon Ng  (©Singapore Fighting Championship)
Brandon Ng (©Singapore Fighting Championship)

Singapore Fighting Championship made history on its seventh installment at Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore on June 29, 2019. Featuring 13 intense bouts of mixed martial arts, boxing and Muay Thai, “SFC 7: Eight Limbs” culminated in the crowning of the country’s first-ever national Muay Thai champions.

Independent fighter Brandon Ng, 25, became Singapore’s first professional World Boxing Council Muay Thai Welterweight Champion. He won via unanimous decision over Andre Seah, 27, of Vanda Fit Gym in a no-holds-barred showdown.

A fighter who turned professional on a 16-1 amateur record, Seah started strong but his opponent drew on his 50-plus fight experience to level the round. Alert to the challenge that stood with eight limbs before him, Ng edged the second with a hard-earned clinch toss and a hard kick to the body.

In the third round, Ng toppled Seah again using his opponent’s momentum of wild swings against him. The Vanda Vanda Fit Gym athlete came back strong in the next round and Ng barely evaded a head kick.

Seah also very nearly caught Ng with a spinning elbow. In the fifth round, the former was buoyed by his latest efforts as he continued firing but it proved too little, too late as Ng became the country’s first WBC Muay Thai national champion on a unanimous decision.

“It was a good fight,” Ng said. “I am extremely happy that I won this fight. It was a very important fight because it is in Singapore.”

“I rarely get to fight in Singapore,” the newly crowned WBC Muay Thai Welterweight Champion said. “So I wanted to make the most out of this opportunity to showcase my skills and what I can do in the ring.”

In the other professional fights, Orwa Issa of Syria kept focus on the target his opponent’s nifty footwork to win his first professional fight. Amanda Chan of Juggernaut Fight Club claimed a hard-fought unanimous win in the fourth professional bout.

Rey Caitom Jr., 33, of the Philippines extended his 8-0-1 unbeaten run with a boxing masterclass wearing down his opponent to create openings for the knock out. Meanwhile, watch all the “SFC 7: Eight Limbs” bouts here:

What to expect at ‘ONE: Dawn of Heroes’ in Manila, Philippines

'ONE: Dawn of Heroes' fight card

Future ONE World Champions will be in action at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES on August 2, 2019 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

The venue has been the scene for several memorable moments in ONE Championship history. In the featured bout, newly-crowned ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Jonathan Haggerty will make the first defense of his title against Rodtang Jitmuangnon.

Haggerty captured his title when he stunned the legendary Sam-A Gaiyanghadao at ONE: FOR HONOR in May, showing no nerves during the high-pressure brawl as he outfought the Thai icon.

The challenger, Rodtang, is known as “The Iron Man,” and throughout his career has proven worthy of that moniker. Rodtang has already had more than 300 professional bouts.

For Rodtang, applying pressure is everything in the ring. This approach has helped him a great deal in his career, but that’s an area where Haggerty has proven successful too. When these two men’s styles meet, fans should get ready for an action-packed affair.

Aside from the Muay Thai title bout, there are many other great matches on the card.

Eduard Folayang and Eddie Alvarez, two men who have seen better moments than the last time they were in the ONE Circle, will clash.

At ONE: A NEW ERA in Japan, Folayang lost his ONE Lightweight World Title via first-round submission to Shinya Aoki. On the same card, Alvarez lost his promotional debut via first-round TKO to Timofey Nastyuhkin, eliminating him from the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix.

The Folayang-Alvarez battle should be a good one. Both men prefer to strike, but striking defense hasn’t always been their strong suit, so there is a good chance this bout ends with an exciting finish on the feet.

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson advanced to the semifinal round of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix at ONE: A NEW ERA with a second-round submission win over Yuya Wakamatsu. He returns to the ONE Circle for the next matchup in the tournament against another fierce Japanese competitor in Tatsumitsu Wada, who overcame Olympic wrestler Gustavo Balart via unanimous decision in the quarterfinal.

Wada will be a massive underdog against Johnson as the American eyes a berth in the Grand Prix Finals.

The winner of Johnson-Wada will take on the winner of the battle between Danny Kingad and Kairat Ahkmetov in the final.

Kingad earned his spot in the semifinals with a unanimous-decision over Senzo Ikeda. Along with Johnson, Kingad has to be considered a favorite to reach the finals since he will be competing in his home country of the Philippines, and is riding a five-bout win streak.

During the streak, Kingad owns wins over Wada and Wakamatsu. A victory at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES would solidify him as one of the best flyweights in the world, but it won’t come easy. His opponent, Ahkmetov, is a world-class wrestler who has only lost to current or former champions in his career. He defeated Reece McLaren in the quarterfinals, and his lone losses came to current champion Adriano Moraes and former titleholder Geje Eustaquio. Akhmetov is also a former champion, having briefly held the flyweight title. It should be an exciting scrap.

There is also a ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semifinal match on tap.

Timofey Nastyuhkin will continue his attempt to reach the final round of the tournament when he faces Honorio Banario.

Nastyuhkin’s surprise victory over Alvarez raised him to a global profile level, and many will be watching to see if he has what it takes to make it to the end. Standing in his way is Banario, who caught a break when his quarterfinal opponent, Lowen Tynanes, suffered a back injury and had to bow out of the Grand Prix.

Tynanes had defeated Banario by TKO, but when the former couldn’t go, Banario was tabbed as his replacement. Nastyuhkin will be favored in this battle, but the winner will be faced with the formidable challenge of taking on Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev in the Grand Prix Final.

Arslanaliev knocked out Amir Khan to reach the final, and has already scored a KO win over Nastyuhkin. The ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix is set up to end rather explosively later this year.