[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Japan: Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, Hiroaki Suzuki fight at ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ in Thailand

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Thailand and Japan were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.

Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. In the main event of the evening, Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand.

While Nong-o was one of the six hometown fighters at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Suzuki was one of the four representatives of Japan. Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Representing Bellwood Fight Team, Suzuki is a 2014 Shoot Boxing S-Cup winner. “ONE: Warriors of Light” marked his third ONE Super Series bout.

Suzuki defeated Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 26, of Lithuania at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 23, 2018. On January 25, 2019, the Japanese fighter competed again at the SM Mall of Asia Arena and knocked out “Jordan Boy” Mohammed Bin Mahmoud, 22, of Malaysia at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.”

Red Corner

Nong-o 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. “ONE: Warriors of Light” marked his fourth ONE Super Series bout.

Training out of Evolve MMA, Nong-o made his ONE Super Series debut on April 20, 2018 at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, he defeated Fabio Pinca, 34, France. After defeating Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout, 35, of France at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena on October 6, 2018, Nong-o became the inaugural ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion by defeating Han Zi Hao, 23, of China at “ONE: Clash of Legends” at the Impact Arena on February 16, 2019.

Fight Result

Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee of the title bout between Nong-o and Suzuki. The judges were Jonathan Lai and Ian Cartwright of Canada and Esthton Thomas of Malaysia.

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

Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Nong-o to 259 wins, 54 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Suzuki now has 41 wins, 12 losses and 1 draw.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” Co-Main Event

Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The Thai contender won via technical decision after an accidental groin attack in the fourth round.

The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured NongO and Petchdam along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here:

[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Algeria: Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, Elias Mahmoudi fight at ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ in Thailand

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Thailand and Algeria were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.

Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. In the co-main event of the evening, Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship title.

While Petchdam was one of the six hometown fighters at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Mahmoudi solely represented Algeria. Australia, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Mahmoudi was only 5 years old when he started his Muay Thai training and went on to become a multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion. Training out of Mahmoudi Gym, he has already compiled an excellent winning record with several knockouts on the way to world titles in WMF, WPMF, and MTGP.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Mahmoudi’s second ONE Super Series. When he made his debut in the league at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on January 25, 2019, he defeated Yukinori Ogasawara, 26, of Japan.

Red Corner

Training out of the famed Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok, Petchdam made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Pursuit of Power ”on July 13, 2018, at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he knocked out  Josh “Timebomb” Tonna, 30, of Australia. On October 6, 2018, the Thai fighter knocked out Kenny “The Pitbull” Tse, 23, of Australia at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena.

On February 22, 2019, Petchdam knocked out Masahide “Crazy Rabbit” Kudo, 27, of Japan at “ONE: Call to Greatness” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. “ONE: Warriors of Light” marked the Thai fighter’s fourth ONE Super Series bout.

Fight Result

The title bout between Petchdam and Mahmoudi at “ONE: Warriors of Light” was the last kickboxing bout of the evening. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

Before the end of the fourth round, Petchdam accidentally kicked Mahmoudi in the groin. The Algerian contender was not able to continue after given 5 minutes to recover so the title bout was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, Onari raised the hand of Petchdam, who was declared the winner via technical decision. This made the Thai fighter the first ever ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion.

Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional kickboxing record of Petchdam to 94 wins, 14 losses and 7 draws. On the other hand, Mahmoudi now has 31 wins and 4 losses.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” Main Events

Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.

The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured Nong-o and Petchdam along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here:

[PHOTOS] Japan vs New Zealand: Shoko Sato, Mark Fairtex Abelardo fight at ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ in Thailand

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Japan and New Zealand were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.

Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. The 10th bout of the evening was between Shoko Sato, 31, of Japan and Mark Fairtex Abelardo, 27, of New Zealand.

While Sato was one of the four fighters who represented Japan at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Abelardo solely represented New Zealand. Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal, Thailand and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Abelardo is a winner of the prestigious ONE Warrior Series and is also known for his finishing ability. He is of Filipino descent and is training out of Fairtex in Bangkok.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Abelardo’s second ONE Championship bout not including his two successful ONE Warrior Series bouts. On February 16, 2019, he knocked out Daichi Takenaka, 29, of Japan at “ONE: Clash of Legends” at the Impact Arena.

Red Corner

Training out of Sakaguchi Dojo and Fight Base Toritsudai, Sato is a former Shooto Bantamweight Champion and a mixed martial arts veteran who is known for his knockout power. Nearly half of his overall victories have come by knockout finish.

Sato made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” He previously competed in Shooto, Road Fighting Championship and Pancrase, among others.

Fight Result

Sato and Abelardo competed in an MMA match in the strawweight division. Yoshinori Umeki served as the referee.

Umeki put a stop to the contest after 1 minute and 58 seconds in the second round. Sato knocked out Abelardo.

Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved Sato’s professional MMA record to 32 wins, 16 losses and 3 draws. On the other hand, Abelardo now has 18 wins and 6 losses.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” Main Events

Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The Thai contender won via technical decision after an accidental groin attack in the fourth round.

Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.

The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured NongO and Petchdam along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here:

[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Cambodia: Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Sok Thy fight at ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ in Thailand

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China and Cyprus were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.

Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. The ninth bout of the evening was between “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, of Thailand and Sok Thy, 21, of Cambodia.

While Rodtang was one of the six hometown fighters at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Sok solely represented Cambodia. Algeria, Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Sok is a Cambodian National Kun Khmer Champion. He was seven years old when his father sent him and his older brother to a live-in training camp.

A phenomenally hard worker, Sok already has hundreds of bouts under his belt. He even competed for a Muay Thai title in Thailand’s famed Lumpinee Stadium in 2017 and is the first Cambodian to ever do so.

Red Corner

Rodtang is a two-time Omnoi Stadium Muay Thai World Champion. He started training at a young age when he was just seven years old and had his first professional Muay Thai bout at the age of 10.

Initially, Rodtang trained at a small camp in his hometown of Pattalung but soon began traveling to the famed Jitmuangnon Camp in Bangkok in pursuit of better training. He would make the move permanent in order to train full-time and pursue his dreams of becoming a world champion.

Fight Result

Rodtang and Sok competed in an Muay Thai match in the flyweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

Onari put a stop to the flyweight contest after 1 minute and 36 seconds in the second round. Rodtang knocked out Sok.

Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Rodtang to 256 wins, 41 losses and 10 draws.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” Main Events

Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The Thai contender won via technical decision after an accidental groin attack in the fourth round.

Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.

The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured Nong-o, Petchdam and Rodtang along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here: