[PHOTOS] Australia vs Japan: Josh Tonna vs Yoshihisa Morimoto at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’ in Malaysia

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Australia and Japan were among the countries represented at the ONE Championship event titled “ONE: Masters of Destiny” on July 12, 2019. The fight card featured mixed martial arts matches as well as ONE Super Series contests including Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts.

ONE Championship held “ONE: Masters of Destiny” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the first bout of the evening, Josh “TimeBomb” Tonna, 31, of Australia faced Yoshihisa “Mad Dog” Morimoto, 28, of Japan.

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Morimoto is training out of Bring It On Paraestra AKK in Tokyo, Japan. He made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.”

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Tonna is training out of Stockade Training Centre. “ONE: Masters of Destiny” marked his fourth ONE Super Series outing.

Results

Olivier Coste was the referee of the bout between Tonna and Morimoto, who competed in a kickboxing match in the flyweight division. It was one of the four kickboxing contests on the card.

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

Winning at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” improved the professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of Tonna to 33 wins and 17 losses. On the other hand, Morimoto now has a professional kickboxing record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw.

Check the complete “ONE: Masters of Destiny” results on Conan Daily.

Countries

Including Australia and Japan, 20 countries were represented at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” The others were Brazil, China, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor Leste, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States.

Tonna was one of the three athletes who represented Australia. Yoshihisa was one of the five representatives of Japan.

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[PHOTOS] Australia vs Japan: Josh Tonna, Hiroki Akimoto fight at ‘ONE: Hero’s Ascent’ in the Philippines

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Australia and Japan were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.” It is the second ONE Championship event in 2019.

Featuring one kickboxing contest, four Muay Thai matches and nine mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the sixth bout of the evening, Josh “Time Bomb” Tonna, 30, of Canberra, Australia faced Hiroki Akimoto of Japan.

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Akimoto is training out of Evolve MMA. He is a multi-time champion in Kyokushin karate.

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Tonna is training out of Stockdale Training Centre. He is the former World Muaythai Council International Muay Thai Champion.

Fight Result

Tonna faced Akimoto in a kickboxing bout in the flyweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

After three rounds, the kickboxing contest was left in the hands of the judges. Onari raised the hand of Akimoto, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Losing to Akimoto at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” downgraded Tonna’s professional record to 31 wins and 17 losses. On the other hand, the Japanese kickboxer maintained his undefeated kickboxing record and now has 20 wins and 0 loss.

“ONE: Hero’s Ascent” Main Events

In the co-main event, Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 29, of Benguet, Philippines and Lowen Tynanes, 28, of Hawaii, United States competed in the first bout of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix quarter-finals. The Hawaiian fighter knocked out his Filipino opponent in the first round.

In the main event, Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 30, of Brazil challenged reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 29, of the Philippines. The challenger dethroned the defending champion via unanimous decision.

Algeria, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.” Check the complete results here.

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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