[PHOTOS] Sweden vs Kazakhstan: Zebaztian Kadestam, Georgiy Kichigin fight at ‘ONE: Reign of Valor’ in Yangon, Myanmar

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Sweden and Kazakhstan were two of the 21 countries represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor,” the first ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Myanmar. The Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion held it at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on March 8, 2019.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” featured nine MMA matches and five ONE Super Series contests, which are kickboxing bouts. In the main event of the evening, reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden defended his title from Georgiy “Knight” Kichigin, 28, of Kazakhstan.

Kadestam and Kichigin were the sole representatives of their respective countries at “ONE: Reign of Valor.”

Blue Corner

Training out of Raty Team and Svyatogor, Kichigin is a grappling specialist who hails from Almaty, Kazakhstan. He entered the cage riding an impressive 14-bout win streak, having not lost a match since November 2014.

Red Corner

Training out of Legacy Gym and Pancrase Gym Sweden, Kadestam captured the vacant ONE Welterweight World Championship with a stunning fifth-round knockout of previously unbeaten fighter Tyler McGuire of the United States in November 2018. The Swedish fighter took the welterweight throne by showcasing his dynamic striking skills.

Fight Result

Kemp Cheng served as the referee of the ONE Welterweight World Championship bout between Kadestam and Kichigin. After two five-minute rounds, Cheng raised the hand of the Swedish defending champion, who was declared the winner via technical knockout via retirement.

Winning at “ONE: Reign of Valor” improved Kadestam’s professional MMA record to 12 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Kichigin now has 20 wins and 6 losses.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” Co-Main Event

Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Myanmar faced “The Iceman” Yohan Mulia Legowo, 38, of Indonesia in the co-main event. The Burmese contender knocked out his Indonesian opponent in the second round.

Australia, Cambodia, China, Finland, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Myanmar vs Indonesia: Phoe Thaw, Yohan Mulia Legowo fight at ‘ONE: Reign of Valor’ in Yangon, Myanmar

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Myanmar and Indonesia were two of the 21 countries represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor,” the first ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Myanmar. The Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion held it at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on March 8, 2019.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” featured nine MMA matches and five ONE Super Series contests, which are kickboxing bouts. In the co-main event of the evening, Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Myanmar faced “The Iceman” Yohan Mulia Legowo, 38, of Indonesia.

Thaw was one of the three hometown heroes who competed at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Legowo was the sole representative of Indonesia.

Blue Corner

Legowo is a pioneer of Indonesia’s mixed martial arts scene, having competed extensively in a local promotion before making his way to the global stage of ONE Championship. He aimed to prove that his veteran experience will reign supreme against one of Myanmar’s favorite athletes.

Red Corner

A Lethwei practitioner, Thaw burst onto the scene in impressive fashion. He won his first six mixed martial arts contests, five of which by knockout in the first round. Last October, he suffered the first setback of his career and now, he is looking to get back on track with a win over a veteran martial artist.

Fight Result

Thaw and Legowo competed in an MMA match in the featherweight division. The Burmese contender knocked out his Indonesian opponent via punches after 4 minutes and 56 seconds in the first round.

Winning at “ONE: Reign of Valor” improved Thaw’s professional MMA record to 7 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Legowo now has 8 wins and 8 losses.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” Main Event

Georgiy “Knight” Kichigin, 28, of Kazakhstan challenged reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden in the main event. After two five-minute rounds, the Swedish defending champion won via technical knockout via retirement.

Australia, Cambodia, China, Finland, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Hong Kong vs Italy: Alain Ngalani, Mauro Cerilli fight at ‘ONE: Reign of Valor’ in Yangon, Myanmar

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Hong Kong and Italy were two of the 21 countries represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor,” the first ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Myanmar. The Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion held it at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on March 8, 2019.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” featured nine MMA matches and five ONE Super Series contests, which are kickboxing bouts. In the 12th bout of the evening, Alain “The Panther” Ngalani, 43, of Hong Kong faced Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli, 35, of Italy.

Ngalani and Cerilli were the sole representatives of their respective countries at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” They were the only heavyweight fighters on the card.

Blue Corner

On November 23, 2018, Cerilli made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines where he challenged reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 41, of the Philippines. The Filipino-American defending champion knocked out the Italian challenger via punch in the first round.

Before joining ONE Championship, Cerilli competed in Magnum Fighting Championship and Cage Warriors, among others. He was a Cage Warriors Heavyweight Champion.

Red Corner

As an MMA fighter, Ngalani has been competing professionally since 2013. “ONE: Reign of Valor” marked his 10th ONE Championship bout.

Born in Cameroon, Ngalani was only six years old when he started his judo training. As a teenager, he also trained in Muay Thai, kickboxing, karate and other striking disciplines.

Fight Result

With Olivier Coste as the referee, Ngalani and Cerilli competed in an MMA match in the heavyweight division. The Italian contender knocked out his Hong Kong-based Cameroonian opponent via after 2 minutes and 30 seconds in the first round.

Winning at “ONE: Reign of Valor” improved Cerilli’s professional MMA record to 13 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Ngalani now has 4 wins, 5 losses and 1 No Contest.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” Main Events

Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Myanmar faced “The Iceman” Yohan Mulia Legowo, 38, of Indonesia in the co-main event. The Burmese contender knocked out his Indonesian opponent in the second round.

Georgiy “Knight” Kichigin, 28, of Kazakhstan challenged reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden in the main event. After two five-minute rounds, the Swedish defending champion won via technical knockout via retirement.

Australia, Cambodia, China, Finland, Germany, Guam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Japan vs Philippines: Yoshitaka Naito, Rene Catalan fight at ‘ONE: Reign of Valor’ in Yangon, Myanmar

 

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Japan and the Philippines were two of the 21 countries represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor,” the first ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Myanmar. The Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion held it at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on March 8, 2019.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” featured nine MMA matches and five ONE Super Series contests, which are kickboxing bouts. In the 11th bout of the evening, Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito, 35, of Japan faced Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, 40, of the Philippines.

Naito was one of the four fighters who represented Japan at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Catalan was one of the two representatives of the Philippines.

Blue Corner

Naito is  a former Shooto Flyweight Champion and a former ONE Strawweight World Champion. He held the title from May 27, 2016 to December 9, 2017 and from May 12, 2018 to September 22, 2018.

At the age of 22, Naito started his martial arts training. He has been competing professionally since 2012.

Red Corner

Catalan won both the Wushu World Championship and Wushu World Cup two times each. He has also won gold medals for wushu at the Asian Games, South East Asian Games and Asian Championships.

Hailing from Iloilo, Philippines, Catalan is currently based in the capital of his home country. He is the head coach of Catalan Fighting System.

Fight Result

Naito and Catalan competed in an MMA match in the strawweight division. The Filipino fighter knocked out his Japanese opponent via strikes after 4 minutes and 32 seconds in the first round.

Winning at “ONE: Reign of Valor” improved Catalan’s professional MMA record to 6 wins, 2 losses and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Naito now has 13 wins and 3 losses.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” Main Events

Georgiy “Knight” Kichigin, 28, of Kazakhstan challenged reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden in the main event.

Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Myanmar faced “The Iceman” Yohan Mulia Legowo, 38, of Indonesia in the co-main event. The Burmese contender knocked out his Indonesian opponent in the second round.

Georgiy “Knight” Kichigin, 28, of Kazakhstan challenged reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden in the main event. After two five-minute rounds, the Swedish defending champion won via technical knockout via retirement.

Australia, Cambodia, China, Finland, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.