[PHOTOS] Japan vs Italy: Hiroki Akimoto, Joseph Lasiri fight at ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo

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Japan and Italy 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 fifth bout of the evening, Hiroki Akimoto, 26, of Japan faced Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri, 27, of Italy.

Blue Corner

Lasiri is a former WBC Super Bantamweight Champion. He is training out of One Shot De Pro.

“ONE: A New Era” marked Lasiri’s fifth ONE Super Series outing.

Red Corner

Akimoto is a former WFKO Champion. He is training out of Evolve MMA.

Fight Result

Akimoto and Lasiri competed in a kickboxing contest in the flyweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the kickboxing contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Lasiri, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: A New Era” improved Lasiri’s professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record to 38 wins and 9 losses. On the other hand, Akimoto now has 20 wins and 1 loss.

“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, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United States were also represented at “ONE: A New Era.” Check all the official results on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Italy vs UK: Joseph Lasiri, Jonathan Haggerty fight at ‘ONE: Eternal Glory’ in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Italy and the United Kingdom 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 eighth bout of the evening, Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri, 27, of Milan, Italy faced Jonathan “The General” Haggerty, 21, of Walworth, London, United Kingdom.

Blue Corner

Haggerty is the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) Super-Featherweight World Champion and a Roar Combat League World Champion. He has been competing professionally since he was nine years old.

“ONE: Eternal Glory” marked Haggerty’s ONE Super Series debut. He is training out of Team Underground, Knowlesy Academy and Keddles Gym.

Red Corner

Born and raised in Milan, Lasiri was 17 years old when he started his Muay Thai training under the tutelage of Diego Calzolari. The latter was was the first Italian to ever win at Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Training out of One Shot De Pro, Lasiri is a World Boxing Council (WBC) Muay Thai Super Bantamweight World Champion. “ONE: Eternal Glory” marked his fourth ONE Super Series bout.

Fight Result

Lasiri and Haggerty competed in a Muay Thai match in the flyweight division. After three rounds, the contest was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, referee Atsushi Onari raised the hand of Haggerty. The British fighter was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Eternal Glory” improved Haggerty’s professional record to 14 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Lasiri now has 31 wins and 8 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, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand 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:

Australia’s Josh Tonna earns 1st ONE Super Series win, beats Italy’s Joseph Lasiri in Myanmar

Josh Tonna, Atsushi Onari, Joseph Lasiri
Josh Tonna, Atsushi Onari, Joseph Lasiri

Fighting out of Canberra, Australia, Josh “Time Bomb” Tonna, 30, was one of the ONE Super Series victors at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness.” He defeated Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri, 27, of Milan, Italy in a kickboxing bout in the flyweight division.

“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” took place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on October 26, 2018. In the third bout of the evening, Tonna took on Lasiri in a spirited ONE Super Series Kickboxing contest, featuring plenty of action and excitement.

Tonna and Lasiri traded their best shots in three solid rounds of action. But it was the Australian kickboxer who showcased superior technique, plastering the Italian contender with thudding kicks and impactful punches.

In the end, all three judges ruled the bout in favor of Tonna, earning the Australian kickboxer a unanimous decision victory. It was his first win in the striking-only league of ONE Championship.

“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” was the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here are the official results:

  1. Flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Kaji Ebin by Submission (Americana) at 4:01 minutes of round 1
  2. Bantamweight bout: Ahmad Qais Jasoor defeats Ma Xu Dong by Knockout (KO) at 2:16 minutes of round 2
  3. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Flyweight bout: Josh Tonna defeats Joseph Lasiri by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  4. Welterweight bout: Luis Santos defeats Daichi Abe by Knockout (KO) at 0:33 minutes of round 1
  5. Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Mite Yine by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  6. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Ryan Jakiri by Knockout (KO) at 1:39 minutes of round 1
  7. Catch Weight bout (67.0kgs): Masakazu Imanari defeats Radeem Rahman by Submission (Armbar) at 1:23 minutes of round 1
  8. ONE Super Series Light Heavyweight Kickboxing bout: Tarik Khbabez defeats Ibrahim El Bouni by TKO at 2:26 minutes of round 3
  9. Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Phoe Thaw by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:47 minutes of round 1
  10. ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Mohammad Karaki by TKO (Strikes) at 2:21 minutes of round 1

Watch all the “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” bouts here:

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Italy vs Australia: Joseph Lasiri, Josh Tonna to clash at ‘ONE: Pursuit of Greatness’ in Yangon, Myanmar

Joseph Lasiri, Josh Tonna

Italy and Australia will be represented in the ONE Championship event titled “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness,” which will take place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on October 26, 2018. The fight card features three ONE Super Series kickboxing contests and nine mixed martial arts matches.”

In the second bout of the evening, Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri, 27, of Milan, Italy will face Josh “Timebomb” Tonna, 30, of Canberra, Australia. They will compete in a ONE Super Series kickboxing contest in the flyweight division.

A product of the flourishing Muay Thai scene in Milan, Lasiri has become one of Europe’s most well-respected kickboxing competitors. He has captured the World Boxing Association Super Bantamweight and interim World Boxing Council Super Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championships under the tutelage of Diego Calzolari, the first Italian to ever win at the world-famous Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Lasiri made his first ONE Super Series appearance on January 14, 2018 in a historic bout against Sam-A Gaiyanghadao. It was the first-ever Muay Thai bout inside the ONE Championship cage.

On the other hand, “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” will mark Tonna’s second ONE Super Series bout. He is a Muay Thai practitioner and professional kickboxer representing Stockade Training Centre in Canberra.

Tonna is the former WMC International Muay Thai Champion. He holds a professional Muay Thai record of 31 wins and 16 losses.

In the main event of “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness,” two-division world champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 33, of Myanmar will defend his ONE Middleweight World Championship title from undefeated fighter Mohammad “O Lutador” Karaki, 27, of Lebanon. The former is also the reigning ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion.

“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” will be the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here is the complete fight card:

  1. Flyweight MMA: Rudy Agustian (Indonesia) vs Asraful Islam (Bangladesh)
  2. Flyweight ONE Super Series kickboxing: Joseph Lasiri (Italy) vs Josh Tonna (Australia)
  3. Bantamweight MMA: Ma Xu Dong (China) vs Ahmad Qais Jasoor (Afghanistan)
  4. Strawweight MMA: Ye Thway Ne (Myanmar) vs Mite Yine (Myanmar)
  5. Welterweight MMA: Luis Santos (Brazil) vs Daichi Abe (Japan)
  6. Strawweight MMA: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)
  7. Bantamweight ONE Super Series kickboxing: Han Zi Hao (China) vs Ryan Jakiri (Philippines)
  8. Featherweight MMA: Emilio Urrutia (USA) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)
  9. Light heavyweight ONE Super Series kickboxing: Ibrahim El Bouni (Morocco) vs Tarik Khbabez (Morocco)
  10. Featherweight MMA: Phoe Thaw (Myanmar) vs Keanu Subba (Malaysia)
  11. Featherweight MMA: Rafael Nunes (Brazil) vs Movlid Khaibulaev (Russia)
  12. ONE Middleweight World Championship: Aung La N Sang (Myanmar) vs Mohammad Karaki (Lebanon)

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