Myanmar’s Punnya Sai earns 4th ONE Warrior Series win in Singapore, stays undefeated

Raghvendra Singh, Isaac Yap, Punnya Sai (©ONE Championship)
Raghvendra Singh, Isaac Yap, Punnya Sai (©ONE Championship)

Undefeated mixed martial artist Punnya Sai, 20, of Myanmar was one of the winners at “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warriors Series” Season 7. It was his fourth bout in the ONE Championship subsidiary headed by mixed martial arts veteran Rich “Ace” Franklin, 44, of the United States.

ONE Championship held “ONE Warrior Series 7” in Singapore on August 6, 2019 featuring one Muay Thai contest and 14 professional MMA matches. In the sixth bout of the evening, Sai competed in an MMA match in the bantamweight division against Raghvendra Singh, 28, of India with Isaac Yap as the referee.

Yap put a stop to the bantamweight contest after 2 minutes and 52 seconds in the second round. Sai submitted Singh via rear-naked choke.

Raghvendra Singh, Isaac Yap, Punnya Sai (©ONE Championship)
Raghvendra Singh, Isaac Yap, Punnya Sai (©ONE Championship)

Winning at “ONE Warrior Series 7” improved the professional MMA record of Sai to 4 wins and 0 loss. He is training out of Bali MMA in Bali, Indonesia.

On the other hand, Singh now has 3 wins and 2 losses. He represents Team Prime Time.

“ONE Warrior Series 7” marked Sai’s fourth consecutive ONE Warrior Series win. When he made his professional MMA debut at “ONE Warrior Series 2” on July 19, 2018, he submitted his countryman “The Karate Kid” Sai Nyan Lin, 26, in the first round.

On October 11, 2018, Punnya knocked out Krishna Lal Tamang, 28, of Nepal via punches at “ONE Warrior Series 3.” On April 25, 2019, the Burmese MMA fighter won at “ONE Warrior Series 5” via unanimous decision against Shafkat Khodzhakulov, 26, of Tajikistan.

Punnya Sai, Toreq (©ONE Championship)
Punnya Sai, Toreq (©ONE Championship)

Including India and Myanmar, 16 countries were represented at “ONE Warrior Series 7.” The others were Australia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the U.S. and Vietnam.

Punnya and Nyan Lin were the two representatives of Myanmar. India had two representatives namely Singh and Neha Kashyap, 24.

Check all the official results of “ONE Warrior Series 7” on Conan Daily. Watch all the 15 bouts here:

[PHOTOS] India vs Philippines: Rahul Raju, Richard Corminal fight at ‘ONE: Enter the Dragon’ in Singapore

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India and the Philippines were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on May 17, 2019. ONE Championship held the combat sports event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and six ONE Super Series contests, which were six kickboxing bouts, “ONE: Enter the Dragon” was the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2019 that took place in Singapore. The first bout was between Rahul “The Kerala Krusher” Raju, 27, of Kerala, India and Richard “Notorious” Corminal, 37, of Manila, Philippines.

Raju was the sole representative of India at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” while Corminal was one of the two representatives of the Philippines. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Originally from Manila, Corminal moved to Malaysia in 2011. He is training out of Muayfit PJ in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Corminal has been competing professionally since 2012 and joined ONE Championship in 2017. “ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked his fourth outing in the promotion.

Red Corner

Raju was 14 years old when he started his training in kung fu. Originally from Kerala, India, he relocated to Singapore and studied Mechatronic Engineering at Temasek Polytechnic in Tampines, Singapore.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Raju’s fourth ONE Championship bout. Training out of Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore, the Indian MMA fighter has been competing professionally since 2016 and joined the promotion in 2018.

Fight Result

Raju and Corminal competed in an MMA match in the lightweight division. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.

Cheng put a stop to the lightweight contest after 4 minutes and 43 seconds in the first round. Raju submitted Corminal via rear-naked choke.

Winning at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” improved the professional MMA record of Raju to 6 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Corminal now has 4 wins and 5 losses.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” Main Events

Both fighting out of the Netherlands, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, and Regian “The Immortal” Eersel, 25, competed for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The latter won the title via unanimous decision.
Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Championship: Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan in the main event. The Singaporean challenger dethroned the Japanese defending champion via technical knockout.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Indonesia vs India: Adrian Mattheis, Himanshu Kaushik fight at ‘ONE: For Honor’ in Jakarta

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Indonesia and India were among the 16 countries represented at “ONE: For Honor.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 that took place in Indonesia.

Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and four ONE Super Series contests, which are four Muay Thai bouts, “ONE: For Honor” took place at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 4, 2019. The second bout of the evening was between Adrian “Papua Badboy” Mattheis, 25, of Jakarta, Indonesia and Himanshu Kaushik, 26, of New Delhi, India.

Mattheis was one of the hometown heroes at “ONE: For Honor” while Kaushik solely represented India. Australia, Cambodia, China, England, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Thailand and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Kaushik is a multiple-time National Wushu and Karate Champion. Training out of Crossfit Fitness Academy, he has been competing professionally since 2013.

“ONE: Hero’s Ascent” marked Kaushik’s fourth ONE Championship bout. He previously competed in Super Fight League.

Red Corner

Born in Indonesia on May 14, 1993, Mattheis has been competing professionally since 2016. He joined ONE Championship in 2017.

“ONE: Warrior’s Dream” marked Mattheis’s 10th ONE Championship bout. He is training out of Tigershark Fighting Academy in Jakarta.

Fight Results

Mattheis and Kaushik competed in an MMA match in the strawweight division. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.

Cheng put a stop to the contest after 4 minutes and 42 seconds. Mattheis submitted Kaushik via rear-naked choke.

Winning at “ONE: For Honor” improved Mattheis’s professional MMA record to 8 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Kaushik now has 5 wins and 4 losses.

“ONE: For Honor” Main Event

Jonathan “The General” Haggerty, 21, of Walworth, London, United Kingdom challenged reigning ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, 34, of Buriram, Thailand in the main event. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Check the official results for “ONE: For Honor” on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] South Korea vs India: Yoon Chang Min, Bala Shetty fight at ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo, Japan

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South Korea and India were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. It was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in the country.

“ONE: A New Era” featured 11 mixed martial arts bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which include two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests. In the first bout of the evening, “The Big Heart” Yoon Chang Min, 24, of South Korea faced Bala “The Tulunad Warrior” Shetty, 36, of India.

Blue Corner

When Yoon was in high school, he trained in kickboxing. Currently, he is training under the tutelage of Team MAD head coach Yang Sung Hoon.

An amateur boxing champion, Yoon made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: A New Era.” It was his second professional MMA bout.

Red Corner

Shetty graduated from university as a black belt in both karate and judo. An eight-time Indian National Champion in Muay Thai, he is training out of Total Combat Fitness.

“ONE: A New Era” marked Shetty’s third ONE Championship bout. Both of his first two bouts in the promotion ended in technical knockout via punches.

Fight Result

Yoon and Shetty competed in an MMA match in the lightweight division. Yoshinori Umeki served as the referee.

Umeki put a stop to the contest after 4 minutes and 16 seconds in the first round. Yoon submitted Shetty via rear-naked choke.

Winning at “ONE: A New Era” improved Yoon’s professional MMA record to 1 win and 1 loss. On the other hand, Shetty now has 0 win and 3 losses.

“ONE: A New Era” Main Event 

In the main event, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, of the Philippines in a rematch.

[RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Australia, Brazil, China, Cyprus, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States were also represented at “ONE: A New Era.” Check all the official results on Conan Daily.