Jihin Radzuan thanks ONE Championship for giving her Gina Iniong as ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ opponent

Gina Iniong, Jihin Radzuan

Two female wushu experts are battling it out at “ONE: Clash of Legends” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on February 16, 2019. Gina “Conviction” Iniong, 29, of the Philippines will face Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan, 20, of Malaysia.

Iniong is a six-time Philippine National Wushu Champion. Likewise, Radzuan won the Federation International of Grandmaster Association Wushu title before ultimately making her transition to mixed martial arts.

“Iniong is a tough opponent,” Radzuan stated. “But I’m thankful to ONE for giving me someone like her because if you fight against easier opponents, you’ll never learn. You will not know your weakness, and you’ll never improve your game.”

Radzuan knows that she has a tall task at hand in facing a seasoned fighter like Iniong. But the Malaysian fighter insists that she is ready for whatever her Filipino opponent throws at her at “ONE: Clash of Legends.”

While giving Iniong her dues as a warrior, Radzuan is not selling herself short. Training out of Ultimate MMA Academy in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, the Malaysian athlete believes she has what it takes to give her “ONE: Clash of Legends” opponent fits.

“I’m not going to predict or expect anything from this match,” Radzuan said. “She is the more experienced opponent and she will put on a performance However, I do not doubt my abilities and cannot look down on myself coming into the match.”

It will be the first time Radzuan will be battling outside of Malaysia. While she admits that there would be adjustments for her, she is glad that the bout is not in the Philippines, where fans are expected to be 100 percent behind Iniong, who is training out of Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines.

“I cannot wait,” Radzuan shared. “It is going to be very different as the crowd is not from my country. But thankfully, this bout is not taking place in Manila.”

Here is one of Iniong’s ONE Championship bout in the Philippines:

[PHOTOS] Thailand vs China: Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, Han Zi Hao fight at ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ in Bangkok, Thailand

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Thailand and China were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” It was the first ONE Championship event in 2019 to be held in Thailand.

Featuring five Muay Thai contests and seven mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Clash of Legends” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on February 16, 2019. In the main event of the evening, Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand faced Han Zi Hao, 23, of China.

Nong-o was one of the seven hometown heroes who competed at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” Han was one of the three fighters from China.

Blue Corner

Han started his martial arts training with sanda in China when he was 12 years old and eventually moved to Bangkok for his Muay Thai training. Training at Mad Muay Thai Gym in Bangkok, he is the first martial artist to earn three wins in ONE Super Series.

In kickboxing, Han defeated Ryan “The Filipino Assassin” Jakiri, 26, of the Philippines at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on October 26, 2018. In Muay Thai, Han defeated Stergos “Greek Dynamite” Mikkios, 28, of Greece at “ONE: Beyond the Horizon” at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on September 8, 2018 and Azwan “N41 Manik Ura” Che Wil, 23, of Malaysia at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at SM Mall of Asia Arena on November 23, 2018.

Red Corner

Nong-o started his Muay Thai career at the age of 9 and went on to compete in more than 300 professional bouts. He 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 and is now training at Evolve MMA in Singapore.

When ONE Super Series made its debut on April 20, 2018 at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Nong-o defeated Fabio Pinca, 34, France. On October 6, 2018, the Thai martial artist defeated Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout, 35, of France at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena.

Fight Result

Nong-o and Han competed for the inaugural ONE Super Series Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

After four three-minute rounds, the championship bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Nong-o, who was declared the new champion by defeating Han via unanimous decision.

Losing at “ONE: Clash of Legends” downgraded Han’s professional record to 58 wins and 16 losses. On the other hand, Nong-o now has 258 wins, 54 losses and 1 draw.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” Co-Main Event

In the co-main event of the evening, Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 28, of Thailand faced Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov, 24, of Russia in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division. The Thai contender won via split decision.

Cambodia, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” Check all the results here.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” full video

[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Russia: Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym, Alaverdi Ramazanov fight at ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ in Bangkok

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Thailand and Russia were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” It was the first ONE Championship event in 2019 to take place in Thailand.

Featuring five Muay Thai contests and seven mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Clash of Legends” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on February 16, 2019. In the co-main event of the evening, Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 28, of Thailand faced Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 24, of Russia.

Kongsak was one of the seven hometown heroes who competed at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” Ramazanov was the sole representative of Russia.

Blue Corner

Representing the prestigious Venum Training Camp in Pattaya, Thailand, Ramazanov is a three-time International Federation of Muaythai Amateur World Champion. “ONE: Clash of Legends” marked his fourth ONE Super Series bout.

Ramazanov defeated Petchmorrakot Wor. Sangprapai, 24, of Thailand at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2018 and Andrew Miller, 28, of Scotland, United Kingdom at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. But on November 23, 2018, the Russian fighter lost to Saemapetch Fairtex, 23, of Thailand at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Red Corner

Kongsak is athree-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion. He hails from Prakonchai, Buriram, Thailand and is a nephew of Muay Thai pioneer Changpuek Kiatsongrit.

P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym scouted Kongsak in Bangkok in 2013. “ONE: Clash of Legends” marked his ONE Super Series debut.

Fight Result

Kongsak and Ramazanov competed in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division. Elias Dolaptsis served as a referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of Kongsak, who was declared the winner via split decision.

Winning at “ONE: Clash of Legends” improved Kongsak’s professional record to 183 wins, 39 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Ramazanov now has 59 wins and 5 losses.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” Main Event

In the main event, Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand and Han Zi Hao, 23, of China competed for the inaugural ONE Super Series Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.

Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” Check all the results here.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” full video

[PHOTOS] South Korea vs Japan: Dae Hwan Kim, Shuya Kamikubo fight at ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ in Bangkok, Thailand

 

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South Korea and Japan were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” It will be the first ONE Championship event in 2019 to be held in Thailand.

Featuring five Muay Thai contests and seven mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Clash of Legends” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on February 16, 2019. In the 10th bout of the evening, Dae Hwan “Ottogi” Kim, 32, of South Korea facef Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo, 25, of Japan.

Kim was the only fighter who represented South Korea. Kamikubo was one of the three representatives of Japan.

Blue Corner

Born in Yokohama, Japan on April 12, 1995, Kamikubo graduated from Nihon University in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan where he was a successful collegiate judoka. He has been competing professionally since 2014.

A DEEP Future King 2014 Tournament Champion, Kamikubo joined ONE Championship in 2018 and defeated two opponents in the promotion in one year. “ONE: Clash of Legends”marked his third outing in the promotion.

Red Corner

From a small farming town in the southern part of South Korea, Kim moved to the capital city Seoil when he was in high school. He has been competing professionally since 2008 and joined ONE Championship in 2013.

Kim is a former Korean All Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight Champion and is currently training at KukJe Gym and Ryeong Promotion in Seoul. “ONE: Clash of Legends”marked his ninth ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

Kim and Kamikubo competed in an MMA bout in the strawweight 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 Kamikubo, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Clash of Legends” improved Kamikubo’s professional MMA record to 10 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. On the other hand, Kim now has 14 wins 4 losses and 1 draw.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 28, of Thailand faced Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov, 24, of Russia in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division. The Thai contender won via split decision.
In the main event, Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand and Han Zi Hao, 23, of China competed for the inaugural ONE Super Series Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.

Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” Check all the results here.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” full video