[PHOTOS] Brazil vs Japan: Bruno Pucci, Kotetsu Boku fight at ‘ONE: Eternal Glory’ in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Brazil and Japan were among the 14 countries to be represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory” at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 19, 2019. It is the first event of ONE Championship in 2019.

Featured on the fight card were two Muay Thai bouts and 12 mixed martial arts matches. In the sixth bout of the evening, Bruno “Puccibull” Pucci, 28, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil faced Kotetsu “No Face” Boku, 41, of Shizuoka, Japan.

Blue Corner

Boku is a South Korean-Japanese MMA fighter and kickboxer. He was born Park Kwang Cheol on May 27, 1977 in Shizuoka.

As an MMA fighter, Boku has been competing professionally since 2001. Early in his career, he competed mostly in Shooto.

When Boku made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Rise of Kings” on October 6, 2012, he knocked out Zorobabel “Zoro” Moreira, 35, of Macae, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “ONE: Eternal Glory” marked the South Korean-Japanese fighter’s 12th bout in the promotion.

Red Corner

Pucci is a multiple-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion. He holds a professional BJJ record of 170 wins and 55 losses.

As an MMA fighter, Pucci has been competing professionally since 2011. He joined ONE Championship in 2013.

“ONE: Eternal Glory” marked Pucci’s eighth ONE Championship bout. He was coming out of a technical submission victory over “White Dragon” Xie Chao, 26, of Qingzhou, Shandong, China at  “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” on November 17, 2018.

Fight Result

Pucci and Boku competed in an MMA bout in the featherweight division. Referee Olivier Coste put a stop to the contest after 3 minutes and 32 seconds in the first round when the Brazilian fighter submitted his Japanese opponent via rear-naked choke.

Winning at “ONE: Eternal Glory” improved Pucci’s professional MMA record to 7 wins and 3 losses. He is now riding a two-bout winning streak.

On the other hand, Boku now has 26 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws. He is now riding a two-bout losing streak.

“ONE: Eternal Glory” Main Events

In the main event of “ONE: Eternal Glory,” Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta, 31, of Saitama, Japan will challenge Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 22, of La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines. The Japanese challenger won via split decision.

In the co-main event, Alexi “Phet” Serepisos, 24, of New Zealand and Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy, 23, of Thailand competed in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.

China, India, Indonesia, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory.” Check the complete fight card here.

Watch all the “ONE: Eternal Glory” bouts here:

[PHOTOS] China vs Brazil: Xie Chao, Bruno Pucci fight at ‘ONE: Warrior’s Dream’ in Indonesia

China and Brazil were represented at the ONE Championship event “ONE: Warrior’s Dream,” which will take place on November 17, 2018 at the Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia. The fight card featured three ONE Super Series striking contests and 11 mixed martial arts matches.

In the second bout of the evening, “White Dragon” Xie Chao, 26, of Qingzhou, Shandong, China faced Bruno “Puccibull” Pucci, 28, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. They competed in the featherweight division.

Blue Corner

Pucci is a two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No Gi World Champion. He was 13 years old when he took his first BJJ lesson, and from then on, he would train every single day.

In 2009, Pucci reached the pinnacle of his grappling career when he won gold at the No Gi Grappling World Championship and defended his crown the very next year. He went on to earn a black belt in BJJ and a professional BJJ record of 170 wins 55 losses, and in 2011, he made his professional MMA debut.

Red Corner

Xie was 20 years old when he started training in Jeet Kune Do, a famed martial arts discipline developed and founded by the legendary Bruce Lee. At the age of 24, the Qingzhou native began preparing to compete in MMA.

Showcasing burgeoning grappling skills, Xie won his very first professional bout via first-round armbar. He made sure to leave a lasting impression in his first ONE Championship appearance, which was at “ONE Championship Shanghai,” by submitting Marc “The Borneon Tiger” Marcellinus, 38, of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia via kimura armlock in just 90 seconds.

Fight Result

Referee Yuji Shimada put a stop to the featherweight bout between Xie and Pucci at 0:56 of the first round. The Brazilian contender submitted his Chinese opponent via guillotine choke.

Winning at “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” improved Pucci’s record to 6 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Chao now has 9 wins and 5 losses.

“ONE: Warrior’s Dream” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, of Helmond, Netherlands and Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre, 36, of Sao Paulo, Brazil battled it out in a ONE Super Series kickboxing contest. The Dutch kickboxer knocked out his Brazilian opponent in the second round.

In the main event, Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Arsta, Uppsala, Sweden and Tyler McGuire, 32, of Spokane, Washington, United States competed for the vacant ONE Welterweight World Championship. The Swedish contender captured the belt by knocking out his American opponent in the fourth round.

Watch all the “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” bouts here:

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