[PHOTOS] Vietnam vs Mongolia: Martin Nguyen, Narantungalag Jadambaa fight at ‘ONE: Roots of Honor’ in the Philippines

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

The fighters on the main card of “ONE: Roots of Honor” had their face-off during the press conference at the City of Dreams Manila in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 9, 2019. Led by ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, the panel included representatives from sponsors namely Holcim Philippines Inc. senior vice president and head of sales William C. Sumalinog, City of Dreams Manila senior vice president and chief operating officer Kevin Benning and Grab Philippines transport team head Chris Taylor.

Featuring two kickboxing contests, two Muay Thai bouts and 11 mixed martial arts matches, the “ONE: Roots of Honor” fight night took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 12, 2019. In the main event, Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa, 43, of Mongolia challenged reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam.

Blue Corner

Jadambaa started his martial arts training in judo and karate. From Mongolia, he moved to Japan and trained in kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling.

From August 29, 2014 to November 21,2015, Jadambaa reigned as the ONE Featherweight World Champion. “ONE: Roots of Honor” marked his seventh ONE Championship bout.

Red Corner

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to Vietnamese parents, Nguyen started his martial arts journey at the age of 21. He joined ONE Championship in 2014 and eventually became the first ever two-division champion of the promotion.

“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked Nguyen’s 12th ONE Championship outing. He has been reigning as the ONE Featherweight World Champion since August 18, 2017.

Fight Result

Olivier Coste served as the referee of the ONE Featherweight World Championship bout between Nguyen and Jadambaa. The referee put a stop to the contest after 1 minute and 7 seconds in the second round when the Vietnamese-Australian defending champion knocked out his Mongolian challenger via flying knee.

It was Nguyen’s second successful title defense as the reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion. The victory at “ONE: Roots of Honor” improved his professional MMA record to 12 wins and 3 losses.

On the other hand, Jadambaa now has 14 wins and 6 losses. It was his third loss in ONE Championship.

“ONE: Roots of Honor” Co-Main Event

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.

Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Cuba, Indonesia, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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 Cuba: Tatsumitsu Wada, Gustavo Balart fight at ‘ONE: Roots of Honor’ in the Philippines

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

The fighters on the main card of “ONE: Roots of Honor” had their face-off during the press conference at the City of Dreams Manila in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 9, 2019. Led by ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, the panel included representatives from sponsors namely Holcim Philippines Inc. senior vice president and head of sales William C. Sumalinog, City of Dreams Manila senior vice president and chief operating officer Kevin Benning and Grab Philippines transport team head Chris Taylor.

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 13th bout of the evening, Tatsumitsu “The Sweeper” Wada, 30, of Japan faced Gustavo “El Gladiador” Balart, 32, of Cuba.

Blue Corner

Born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on February 10, 1987, Balart stands 4’11” and is training out of American Top Team. As an amateur Greco-Roman wrestler, he won gold in his division at the Pan American Games in Mexico in 2011 and represented Cuba at the Summer Olympics in London, England in 2012.

“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked Balart’s ONE Championship debut. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2015.

Red Corner

Originally from Yamanashi, Japan, Wada moved to Tokyo, Japan to pursue a career in martial arts. He was a former DEEP Flyweight Champion.

Wada has been competing professionally since 2008. “ONE: Roots of Honor” marked his fourth ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

Wada and Balart competed in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarter finals. 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 Wada, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Roots of Honor” improved Wada’s professional MMA record to 21 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Balart now has 8 wins and 2 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, Indonesia, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, 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] Brazil vs China: Leandro Issa, Fu Chang Xin fight at ‘ONE: Roots of Honor’ in the Philippines

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

The fighters on the main card of “ONE: Roots of Honor” had their face-off during the press conference at the City of Dreams Manila in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 9, 2019. Led by ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, the panel included representatives from sponsors namely Holcim Philippines Inc. senior vice president and head of sales William C. Sumalinog, City of Dreams Manila senior vice president and chief operating officer Kevin Benning and Grab Philippines transport team head Chris Taylor.

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 12th bout of the evening, Leandro “Brodinho” Issa, 35, of Brazil faced Fu Chang Xin, 26, of China.

Blue Corner

Hailing from Harbin, China, Fu is training out of Long Yun MMA. He has been competing professionally as an MMA fighter since 2014.

Fu went on to become a Chinese Kungfu Championships Champion. “ONE: Roots of Honor” marked his third ONE Championship bout.

Red Corner

Issa was born in Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 19, 1983. He is teaching at Evolve MMA in Singapore and is training under the tutelage of Eduardo Pamplona.

“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked Issa’s ninth ONE Championship bout. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a BJJ World Champion.

Fight Result

Issa and Fu competed in an MMA match at a catchweight of 68 kg. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.

Cheng put a stop to the contest after 3 minutes and 3 seconds in the first round. Issa submitted Fu via armbar.

Winning at “ONE: Roots of Honor” improved Issa’s professional MMA record to 17 wins and 7 losses. On the other hand, Fu now has 9 wins and 2 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, Cuba, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, 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] Morocco vs Romania: Ibrahim El Bouni, Andrei Stoica fight at ‘ONE: Roots of Honor’ in the Philippines

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Morocco, the Netherlands and Romania were among the 18 countries represented at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in the Philippines.

The fighters on the main card of “ONE: Roots of Honor” had their face-off during the press conference at the City of Dreams Manila in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 9, 2019. Led by ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, the panel included representatives from sponsors namely Holcim Philippines Inc. senior vice president and head of sales William C. Sumalinog, City of Dreams Manila senior vice president and chief operating officer Kevin Benning and Grab Philippines transport team head Chris Taylor.

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 11th bout of the evening, Ibrahim “Mr. Cool” El Bouni, 26, of Morocco and the Netherlands faced Andrei “Mister KO” Stoica, 31, of Romania.

Blue Corner

Stoica was born in Bucharest, Romania on May 1, 1987. He is training out of Stoica Brothers Fight Academy in Bucharest.

Aside from being the first SUPERKOMBAT Super Cruiserweight Champion, Stoica was also a European wushu champion. “ONE: Roots of Honor” marked his second ONE Super Series bout.

Red Corner

El Bouni, who is of Moroccan and Dutch descent, was born in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands on December 9, 1992. He started his martial arts training at the age of 11 and went on to become the A1WCC World Champion.

“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked El Bouni’s third ONE Super Series outing. He is training out of Gym Harleem in Harleem.

Fight Result

El Bouni and Stoica competed in a kickboxing contest in the light heavyweight division. Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee.

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

Winning at “ONE: Roots of Honor” improved Stoica’s professional kickboxing record to 50 wins, 12 losses and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, El Bouni now has 37 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw.

“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, the Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.