[PHOTOS] Japan vs South Korea: Koyomi Matsushima, Kwon Won Il fight at ‘ONE: Legendary Quest’ in Shanghai, China

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Japan and South Korea 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 10th bout of the evening was between Koyomi “Moushigo” Matsushima, 26, of Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan and “Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il, 23, of South Korea.

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

On June 12, 2019, Matsushima and Kwon 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 South Korea on July 24, 1995, Kwon is a black belt in taekwondo. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2014.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Kwon’s fourth ONE Championship bout. He is training out of Extreme Combat in Goyang, South Korea and Top Gym BF in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Red Corner

Born on October 8, 1992 in Yokohama, Matsushima started his martial arts training with Kyokushin karate. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2015.

Training out of Pancrase ISM Yokohama, Matsushima made his ONE Championship debut on September 22, 2018 and beat former ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov, 34, of Makhachkala, Russia. “ONE: Legendary Quest” marked the Japanese fighter’s second bout in the promotion.

Fight Result

Matsushima and Kwon competed in an MMA bout in the featherweight division. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.

After three five-minute rounds, the featherweight bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Cheng raised the hand of Matsushima, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional MMA record of Matsushima to 11 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Kwon now has 7 wins and 2 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.

[PHOTOS] Philippines vs Korea: Eric Kelly, Kwon Won Il fight at ‘ONE: Roots of Honor’ in the Philippines

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The Philippines and South Korea were among the 18 countries represented at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in the Philippines.

Featuring two kickboxing contests, two Muay Thai bouts and 11 mixed martial arts matches, “ONE: Roots of Honor” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 12, 2019. In the sixth bout of the evening, Eric “The Natural” Kelly, 36, of Baguio City, Philippines faced “Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il, 23, of Seoul, South Korea.

Blue Corner

Kwon is training out of Extreme Combat and Top Gym BF. “ONE: Roots of Honor” marked his third ONE Championship bout.

When Kwon made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Eternal Glory” at Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 19, 2019, he knocked out Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen, 33, of Indonesia and the Netherlands. On February 22, 2019, the Seoul native was submitted by Masakazu “Ashikan Judan” Imanari, 43, of Japan at “ONE: Call to Greatness” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

Red Corner

Kelly started his wushu training when he was 19 years old. He represented the Philippines at the Southeast Asian Games and won gold in the sport.

As an MMA fighter, Kelly has been competing professionally since 2009. “ONE: Roots of Honor” marked his 12th bout in ONE Championship.

Fight Result

Kelly and Kwon competed in an MMA match in the featherweight division. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.

Cheng put a stop to the featherweight contest after 19 seconds in the first round when Kwon knocked out Kelly. This is the second fastest stoppage victory in ONE Championship’s featherweight division.

Winning at “ONE: Roots of Honor” improved Kwon’s professional MMA record to 9 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Kelly now has 12 wins and 7 losses.

“ONE: Roots of Honor” Main Events

In the co-main event, Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 23, of the Philippines challenged reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta, 31, of Japan in a rematch. The Filipino challenger knocked out the Japanese defending champion in the fourth round.

In the main event, reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam defended his belt against former champion Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa, 43, of Mongolia. The Vietnamese-Australian defending champion knocked out the Mongolian challenger in the second round.

Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

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[PHOTOS] Japan vs South Korea: Masakazu Imanari, Kwon Won Il fight at ‘ONE: Call to Greatness’ in Singapore

 

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Japan and South Korea were among the 17 countries represented at “ONE: Call to Greatness.” It was the first ONE Championship event in 2019 to be held in Singapore.

Featuring six mixed martial arts matches, four kickboxing contests and one Muay Thai bout, “ONE: Call to Greatness” took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on February 22, 2019. In the second bout of the evening, Masakazu “Ashikan Judan” Imanari, 43, of Japan faced “Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il, 23, of South Korea.

Imanari was one of the three fighters who represented Japan at “ONE: Call to Greatness.” Kwon was the sole representative of South Korea.

Blue Corner

Training out of Extreme Combat and Top Gym BF, Kwon made his professional MMA debut in 2014. He competed in DEEP and Top Fighting Championship, among others, before joining ONE Championship.

“ONE: Call to Greatness” marked the second ONE Championship bout of Kwon. He entered the cage as an undefeated fighter.

Red Corner

A two-division DEEP Champion, Imanari is a veteran MMA fighter known for his signature submission attack called the Imanari roll. Born in Kanagawa Perfecture, Japan on February 10, 1976, he has been competing professionally since 2000.

Imanari joined ONE Championship in 2012. “ONE: Call to Greatness” marked his sixth ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

Yuji Shimada served as the referee of the MMA bout between Imanari and Kwon in the bantamweight division. The Japanese contender marched to a highlight-reel victory early in the evening, submitting the previously undefeated South Korean fighter in just 53 seconds.

Imanari coerced Kwon to wave the white flag with his patented heel hook. It marked the Japanese fighter’s 27th professional MMA win by way of submission.

Winning at “ONE: Call to Greatness” improved Imanari’s professional MMA record to 38 wins, 18 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Kwon now has 6 wins and 1 loss.

“ONE” Call to Greatness” Main Event

In the main event of the evening, Stamp Fairtex, 21, of Thailand and Janet Todd, 33 of the U.S. competed for the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship title. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.

Argentina, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Call to Greatness.” Check the complete results here.

Here are Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson giving a “ONE: Call to Greatness” recap:

[PHOTOS] Indonesia vs Korea: Anthony Engelen, Kwon Won Il fight at ‘ONE: Eternal Glory’ in Jakarta

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Indonesia, the Netherlands and South Korea 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 fifth bout of the evening, Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen, 33, of Netherlands and Indonesia and “Pretty Boy” Won Il Kwon, 23, of Goyang, South Korea.

Blue Corner

Kwon has been competing professionally since 2014. He is training out of Extreme Combat and Top Gym BF.

“ONE: Eternal Glory” marked Kwon’s ONE Championship debut. He entered the cage as an undefeated fighter.

Red Corner

Engelen was born and raised in Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands. His father Roland Engelen is from Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia while his mother Inky Engelen is Dutch.

Anthony trains out of Indogym in Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta. “ONE: Eternal Glory” marked his eighth ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

Anthony and Kwon competed in an MMA match in the featherweight division. Referee Kemp Cheng put a stop to the contest after 1 minute and 7 seconds in the first round when the Korean fighter knocked out his Dutch-Indonesian opponent via strikes.

Winning at “ONE: Eternal Glory” improved Kwon’s professional record to 6 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Lasiri now has 8 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, China, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, 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: