[PHOTOS] Indonesia vs Myanmar: Victorio Senduk, Phoe Thaw fight at ‘ONE: Legendary Quest’ in Shanghai, China

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Indonesia and Myanmar were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Legendary Quest.” On the card were both mixed martial arts matches and ONE Super Series contests, featuring both kickboxing and Muay Thai.

ONE Championship held “ONE: Legendary Quest” at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on June 15, 2019. The first bout of the evening was between Victorio “Indra” Senduk, 37, of Bandung, Indonesia and Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Yangon, Myanmar.

Senduk was one of the two athletes who represented Indonesia at “ONE: Legendary Quest” while Thaw solely represented Myanmar. Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco,  the Netherlands, the Philippines, Scotland, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented.

On June 12, 2019, Senduk and Thaw had their official face-off during the press conference at Yunspace in Shanghai. The event was graced by ONE Championship Greater China chairman Hua Fung Teh and reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China.

Blue Corner

Born in Myanmar on November 9, 1984, Thaw earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Dagon University. He is representing Team PT and Fight for Good.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Thaw’s ninth ONE Championship bout. He made his professional MMA debut in 2015 and was the champion of the ONE Myanmar Featherweight Tournament.

Red Corner

Born in Indonesia on June 20, 1981, Senduk is representing Team Electra. He started his training in karate when he was 14 years old.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Senduk’s fifth ONE Championship bout. Competing professionally since 2012, he is a former Indonesian Badass Championship Featherweight Champion.

Fight Result

Senduk and Thaw competed in an MMA match in the featherweight division. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.

Cheng put a stop to the featherweight contest after 4 minutes and 17 seconds in the first round. Thaw knocked out Senduk.

Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional MMA record of Thaw: to 8 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Senduk now has 3 wins and 3 losses.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” Main Events

Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 23, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia faced ONE Championship debutante Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama, 43, of Osaka, Japan in an MMA match in the welterweight division. The Malaysian contender won via unanimous decision.

ONE Super Series debutante Alma Juniku, 18, of Australia challenged reigning ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 27, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.

Check all “ONE: Legendary Quest” results on Conan Daily.

Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp to feature 68 players from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

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Jr. NBA Philippines

The Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp will take place at the Universitas Pelita Harapan in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 15-16, 2019, the National Basketball Association announced on May 31, 2019. The camp will feature 34 boys and 34 girls from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

The 64 participants will compete for the opportunity to represent the region in the Jr. NBA Global Championship, a youth basketball tournament for the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world. It will be held on August 6-11, 2019 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

In addition to five-on-five competition, Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp will focus on technical and tactical skills development. It will culminate with the selection of 10 boys and 10 girls who will represent Asia Pacific at the Jr. NBA Global Championship in August 2019.

Aside from improving youth health and wellness, the Jr. NBA program in Asia also aims to address growing inactivity by integrating basketball into the local physical education curriculum. Since its launch in 2014, the program has reached more than 18 million boys and girls across Asia, teaching the fundamentals of basketball and the program’s core values of sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude and respect (S.T.A.R.).

Throughout Asia, the Jr. NBA Coaches Academy has trained more than 62,000 teachers from 37,000 schools across 50 cities. It is the program’s government-supported train-the-trainers initiative which aims to further local development by establishing standards for how the sport should be coached and enjoyed.

Both boys and girls divisions will be featured in the Jr. NBA Global Championship, separated into U.S. and international brackets that begin with round-robin play and continue with single-elimination competition. The winners of the U.S. and international brackets will play in the global championship games on August 11, 2019.

More than 300 boys and girls from 35 countries participated in the inaugural Jr. NBA Global Championship in August 2018.  During the weeklong event, all 32 teams participated in off-court activities including life skills sessions, Disney park visits, a community service project, and educational meetings with current and former NBA and WNBA players and coaches.

The Central girls from Kansas City, Missouri, USA defeated the Europe girls team 68-38 while the Central boys from Overland Park, Kansas, USA defeated the Africa and Middle East boys team 60-50 in the global championship games.

Meanwhile, here is a clip from Jr. NBA Asia:

More information about the Jr. NBA Global Championship can be found at www.jrnbagc.nba.com.  

To learn more about the Jr. NBA program in Asia, follow the @JrNBAAsia on Facebook, @jrnbaasia on Instagram and visit www.jrnba.asia for updates and program information, including training resources and tips on staying fit.

[PHOTOS] Eko Roni Saputra shows skills with Evolve MMA head coach Eduardo Pamplona at ONE Championship media day in Jakarta, Indonesia

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ONE Championship hosted a media day for Eko Roni Saputra, 27, of Indonesia at the Westin Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 5, 2019. With Evolve MMA head coach Eduardo Pamplona, the Indonesian wrestling champion showcased his skills in various demonstrations for media in attendance.

Saputra is set to make his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Roots of Honor” on April 12, 2019 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. During the media day, he said, “I am greatly honored to be part of an amazing company such as ONE Championship.”

“To be among the best martial artists in the world competing on the biggest martial arts platform is definitely a dream come true for me,” Saputra continued. “I have been blessed to have found success in wrestling, and I have every intention of achieving the same in the mixed martial arts world. I am prepared to put in the work and make the sacrifices so that one day, I can bring back a World Championship to Indonesia.”

“Indonesia is a hotbed of talent in mixed martial arts, and I am proud to follow in the footsteps of some of the most talented competitors to come out of the country,” the Indonesian ONE Championship athlete added. “Like them, I am ready to make an impact on the ONE Championship stage.”

Regarded as the number one freestyle wrestler in Indonesian history, Saputra is one of ONE Championship’s latest acquisitions, further bolstering its burgeoning roster of world-class athletes. Known for his dynamic style and explosive takedowns, he has won numerous medals in various international competitions, including the prestigious Southeast Asian Games.

Training out of Singapore, the Indonesian grappler hones his craft at the world-renowned Evolve MMA, advancing his skills in different martial arts disciplines such as wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai. After dominating the amateur wrestling ranks with his exquisite talent, he fully realizes his dream to be a professional mixed martial artist as he is scheduled to make his ONE Championship debut against Niko Soe, 25, of Singapore at “ONE: Roots of Honor.”

Ticket information for ONE: ROOTS OF HONOR is available at www.onefc.com.

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Indonesia vs China: Sunoto, Niu Kang Kang fight at ‘ONE: Eternal Glory’ in Jakarta

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Indonesia and China were among the 14 countries 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 third bout of the evening, “The Terminator” Sunoto, 33, of Indonesia faced Niu Kang Kang, 22, of China.

Blue Corner

Niu was born in China on May 28, 1996. He is training out of Dragon Warrior Gym in Shanghai, China.

“ONE: Eternal Glory” marked Niu’s ONE Championship debut. He previously competed in The Legend King Championship, Kunlun Fight MMA and Rebel Fighting Championship.

Red Corner

Sunoto was born in Indonesia on April 3, 1985. Training out of IndoGym and Team Phantom MMA, he is the World Karate Federation Indonesia Champion.

The Indonesian fighter has been competing professionally since 2013. “ONE: Eternal Glory” marked his 15th bout in ONE Championship.

Fight Result

Sunoto and Niu competed in an MMA bout at a catch weight of 68 kg. Referee Olivier Coste put a stop to the contest after 31 seconds in the first round when the Chinese fighter knocked out his Indonesian opponent via head kick.

Winning at “ONE: Eternal Glory” improved Niu’s professional MMA record to 5 wins and 1 loss. He was the only fighter who represented China in the event.

On the other hand, Sunoto was one of the eight hometown fighters on the card. The recent loss downgraded his record to 10 wins and 5 losses.

“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.

Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, 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.

Here are Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson giving a “ONE: Eternal Glory” recap: