[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Japan: Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, Hiroaki Suzuki fight at ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ in Thailand

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Thailand and Japan were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.

Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. In the main event of the evening, Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand.

While Nong-o was one of the six hometown fighters at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Suzuki was one of the four representatives of Japan. Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Representing Bellwood Fight Team, Suzuki is a 2014 Shoot Boxing S-Cup winner. “ONE: Warriors of Light” marked his third ONE Super Series bout.

Suzuki defeated Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 26, of Lithuania at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 23, 2018. On January 25, 2019, the Japanese fighter competed again at the SM Mall of Asia Arena and knocked out “Jordan Boy” Mohammed Bin Mahmoud, 22, of Malaysia at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.”

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Nong-o claimed two Thailand National Muay Thai Championships, four Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Championships in different divisions and a Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Championship. “ONE: Warriors of Light” marked his fourth ONE Super Series bout.

Training out of Evolve MMA, Nong-o made his ONE Super Series debut on April 20, 2018 at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, he defeated Fabio Pinca, 34, France. After defeating Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout, 35, of France at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena on October 6, 2018, Nong-o became the inaugural ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion by defeating Han Zi Hao, 23, of China at “ONE: Clash of Legends” at the Impact Arena on February 16, 2019.

Fight Result

Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee of the title bout between Nong-o and Suzuki. The judges were Jonathan Lai and Ian Cartwright of Canada and Esthton Thomas of Malaysia.

After five three-minute rounds, the title bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of Nong-o, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Nong-o to 259 wins, 54 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Suzuki now has 41 wins, 12 losses and 1 draw.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” Co-Main Event

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.

The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured NongO 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:

[PHOTOS] Japan vs Lithuania: Kenta Yamada, Deividas Danyla fight at ‘ONE: For Honor’ in Indonesia

*More photos to be added after the bout

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 fifth bout of the evening was between Kenta Yamada, 31, of Japan and Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 27, of Lithuania.

Yamada was one of the four fighters who represented Japan at “ONE: For Honor” while Danyla solely represented Lithuania. Australia, Cambodia, China, England, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam were also represented.

Blue Corner

Danyla was 10 years old when he started his Muay Thai training. He went on to become an IMC Muay Thai World Champion.

“ONE: For Honor” marked Danyla’s third ONE Super Series contest. He is training under two-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion Sayannoi at Sitsongpeenong Phuket Muay Thai Camp in Phuket, Thailand.

Red Corner

Yamada started his boxing training when he was 16 years old and eventually switched to kickboxing. He made his professional kickboxing debut in 2005.

Training out of E.S.G., Yamada was a World Boxing Council Muay Thai Japan Champion. “ONE: For Honor” marked his second ONE Super Series contest.

Fight Results

Yamada and Danyla competed in a Muay Thai contest in the bantamweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

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

Winning at “ONE: For Honor” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Yamada to 58 wins, 24 losses and 6 draws. On the other hand, Danyla now has 47 wins and 12 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.