[PHOTOS] Indonesia vs Malaysia: Sunoto, Muhammad Aiman fight at ‘ONE: Dawn of Heroes’ in the Philippines

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Indonesia and Malaysia were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2, 2019. It was the third ONE Championship event in 2019 that took place in the Philippines.

Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches and two Muay Thai matches, “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the first bout of the evening, “The Terminator”Sunoto, 34, of Indonesia faced “Jungle Cat” Muhammad Aiman, 24, of Malaysia.

Including Indonesia and Malaysia, 12 countries were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes.” The other countries were Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

Sunoto solely represented Indonesia. Aiman is also the only representative of Malaysia.

Blue Corner

Aiman is training out of Bali MMA in Bali, Indonesia. Originally from Negeri Sembilan, he made his professional MMA debut in 2016.

“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marked Aiman’s eighth ONE Championship outing. He was coming out of a unanimous decision loss to Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo, 24, of Japan.

Red Corner

Sunoto is training out of IndoGym and Team Phantom MMA in Jakarta, Indonesia. Originally from East Java, Indonesia, he moved to Jakarta and made his professional MMA debut in 2013.

“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marked Sunoto’s 15th ONE Championship outing. He was coming out of a unanimous decision victory against his fellow Indonesian fighter Paul “The Great King” Lumihi, 31..

Results

Sunoto and Aiman competed in an MMA match in the bantamweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.

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

Winning at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” improved the professional MMA record of Aiman to 6 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Sunoto now has 11 wins and 6 losses.

Check the complete “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” results on Conan Daily. Meanwhile, here is clip from the press conference:

Ann Osman, Peter Davis join Ev Ting, Agilan Thani, Gianni Subba at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’ media night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Peter Davis, Ann Osman, Gianni Subbagi, Saiful Merican, Ev Ting, Jihin Radzuan, Muhammad Aiman, Agilan Thani (© ONE Championship)
Peter Davis, Ann Osman, Gianni Subbagi, Saiful Merican, Ev Ting, Jihin Radzuan, Muhammad Aiman, Agilan Thani (© ONE Championship)

ONE Championship held the “ONE: Masters of Destiny” media night at the UPPERCASE at APW Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 24, 2019. Retired ONE Championship athlete Ann “Athena” Osman and special guest Peter Davis were present during the event.

Osman and Davis were joined by Malaysian ONE Championship athletes Ev “E.T.” Ting, Agilan “Alligator” Thani, Saiful “The Vampire” Merican, Gianni Subba, Keanu Subba, Muhammad “Jungle Cat” Aiman, Mohammed “Jordan Boy” bin Mahmoud, Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan. Ting, Merican, bin Mahmoud and Radzuan are on the card of “ONE: Masters of Destiny,” which will take place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 12, 2019.

Merican and bin Mahmoud will compete in a Muay Thai match in the bantamweight division under ONE Super Series. Radzuan will face Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres of the Philippines in an MMA match in the women’s atomweight division while Ting is set to fight Daichi Abe of Japan in an MMA bout in the lightweight division.

On the other hand, Thani is fresh from his victory against Yoshihiro Akiyama of South Korea and Japan. The Korean-Japanese MMA veteran made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Legendary Quest” on June 15, 2018 in Shanghai, China and lost to his Malaysian opponent via unanimous decision.

“It was a great experience competing in China and against such a legendary martial artist such as Akiyama,” Thani shared. “Now, I have to keep my head down and work even harder for my upcoming contests in ONE Championship. I hope to slowly make my way back up the charts and hopefully contend for the ONE World Title again soon.”

“I know I have a long road ahead of me,” Thani continued. “But I’m confident I’ve developed my skills and gained the experience necessary to make another run at the championship.”

Meanwhile, here is a clip from Davis’s ONE Championship bout in 2015:

Malaysia vs Japan: Muhammad Aiman, Shuya Kamikubo to fight at ‘ONE: Heart of the Lion’ in Singapore

Malaysia and Japan will be represented at “ONE: Heart of a Lion,” a ONE Championship event taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. In the third bout of the evening, “Jungle Cat” Muhammad Aiman, 23, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will face Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo, 24, of Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Based out of Bali, Indonesia, Aiman has impressed in his time inside the ONE Championship cage thus far, defeating Hisyam Samsudin by unanimous decision in his first match in the promotion before stopping Brazilian grappler Eduardo Novaes in his second outing. In the Malaysian mixed martial artist’s most recent contest, he thoroughly dominated Chen Lei to win by submission in the second round.

Aiman is a former MIMMA Featherweight Champion while Kamikubo is the DEEP Future King 2014 Tournament Champion. A former collegiate judoka, the Japanese contender dedicated himself to his judo training during his studies at Nihon University and achieved several top finishes in major tournaments.

Now owning a professional MMA record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, Kamikubo was inspired to compete in MMA by the success of fellow judoka and Japanese martial arts legend Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki. Before joining ONE Championship, the former competed mostly in Japanese regional promotions such as Pancrase and Tribe Tokyo Fight.

In the co-main event of “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 30, of Singapore and Kazuki Tokudome, 31, of Tokyo, Japan will compete in an MMA match in a catch weight of 73 kg. In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil will defend his title against ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines.

The bantamweight title unification bout will be a rematch between Fernandes and Belingon. Here is the full “ONE: Heart of the Lion” fight card:

PRELIMINARY CARD

  1. MMA featherweight: Anthony Engelen (Netherlands) vs Meas Meul (Cambodia)
  2. MMA bantamweight: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
  3. MMA bantamweight: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
  4. ONE Super Series sanda featherweight: Shahzaib Rindh (Pakistan) vs Feng Lei (China)
  5. MMA lightweight: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
  6. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Panicos Yusuf (Cyprus) vs Muangthai P.K.Saenchai Muaythaigym (Thailand)
  7. ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight: George Mann (United Kingdom) vs Smokin’ Jo Nattawut (Thailand)

MAIN CARD

  1. MMA featherweight: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
  2. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Andrew Miller (United Kingdom) vs Yodlekpet T-Ded 99 (Thailand)
  3. MMA strawweight: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)
  4. MMA strawweight: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
  5. ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight 71 kg: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)

Co-Main Event

  1. MMA catchweight (73 kg): Christian Lee (Singapore) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)

Main Event

  1. ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)

 

Cancelled Bouts:

  • Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
  • Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazil) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
  • ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship: Xiong Jing Nan (China) vs Angela Lee (Singapore)

Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.

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