[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Portugal: Superlek Kiatmoo9, Rui Botelho fight at ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ in Bangkok

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Thailand and Portugal 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 fourth bout of the evening was between Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, of Thailand and Rui Botelho, 24, of Mafra, Lisbon, Portugal.

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

Blue Corner

Representing Dinamite Team, Botelho started his Muay Thai training when he was 16 years old and went on to become a WKA European Champion. He lost to Yukinori Ogasawara, 26, of Japan at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” on June 23, 2018 and Panpayak “The Angel Warrior” Jitmuangnon, 22, of Prakhon Chai, Buriram, Thailand at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” on December 7, 2018.

On March 8, 2019, Botelho defeated Yuta Watanabe, 28, of Japan at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” “ONE: Warriors of Light” marked the Portuguese fighter’s fourth ONE Super Series outing.

Red Corner

Training out of the famed Kiatmoo9 Gym, Superlek is a two-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion. He also held one World Boxing Council world title and a Nai Khanom Tom Sports Association title.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Superlek’s second ONE Super Series outing. When he made his debut in the league on February 16, 2019 at “ONE: Clash of Legends,” he defeated Lao Chetra, 19, of Cambodia.

Fight Result

Superlek and Botelho competed in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.

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

Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Superlek to 122 wins, 28 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Botelho now has 18 wins, 9 losses and 2 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 NongO, Petchdam and Superlek along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, 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 Portugal: Yuta Watanabe, Rui Botelho fight at ‘ONE: Reign of Valor’ in Yangon, Myanmar

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Japan and Portugal 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 second bout of the evening, Yuta Watanabe, 28, of Japan faced Rui Botelho, 24, of Portugal.

Watanabe was one of four fighters who represented Japan at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Botehlo was the sole representative of Portugal.

Blue Corner

Hailing from Mafra, Lisbon, Portugal, Botelho was 16 years old when he started his Muay Thai training. When he made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” at the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China on June 23, 2018, he was knocked out by Yukinori Ogasawara, 26, of Japan.

Representing Dinamite Team, Botelho lost to Panpayak “The Angel Warrior” Jitmuangnon, 22, of Thailand via unanimous decision at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” on December 7, 2018, at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “ONE: Reign of Valor” marked the Portuguese kickboxer’s third ONE Super Series bout.

Red Corner

Watanabe holds multiple titles including the MAJKF, J-Network and WPMF Super Bantamweight Championships and the WMC Muay Thai Open Championship. He had his Muay Thai and kickboxing training under the tutelage of former Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai Champion Chutin Sitkuanim.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” marked Watanabe’s ONE Super Series debut. He previous competed in the Martial Arts Japan Kickboxing Federation and J-Network.

Fight Result

Watanabe and Botelho competed in a kickboxing match in the flyweight division. Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee of the bout.

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

Winning at “ONE: Reign of Valor” improved Botelho’s professional Muay Thai and kickboxing record to 18 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Watanabe now has 29 wins, 9 losses and 3 draws.

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

[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Portugal: Panpayak Jitmuangnon, Rui Botelho fight at ‘ONE: Destiny of Champions’ in Malaysia

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Thailand and Portugal were among the 16 countries represented at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” on December 7, 2018. The fight card featured seven mixed martial arts matches and four Muay Thai contests.

ONE Championship held “ONE: Destiny of Champions” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the fifth bout of the evening, Panpayak “The Angel Warrior” Jitmuangnon, 22, of Bangkok, Thailand faced Rui Botelho, 24, of Lisbon, Portugal.

Blue Corner

Representing Dinamite Team, Botelho is a World Kickboxing Association European Champion and is one of the most decorated Muay Thai practitioners from Portugal. In 2017, he won the gold medal at the European Muaythai Championships in Paris, France.

Botelho made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” at the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China on June 23, 2018, the Lisbon native was knocked out by Yukinori Ogasawara, 26, of Tokyo, Japan.

“ONE: Destiny of Champions” marked Botelho’s second bout in ONE Championship’s striking-only league. He was the only Portuguese fighter on the card.

Red Corner

Born in Samut Prakarn, Thailand on January 7, 1996, Panpayak is the reigning Lumpinee Stadium Featherweight Champion and is the former Lumpinee Stadium Bantamweight Champion. He previously held the Rajadamnern championship titles in the light flyweight and mini flyweight divisions.

Training out of the Jitmuangnon Gym in Bangkok, Panpayak made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Destiny of Champions.” He is the first fighter to win the Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year award three consecutive times.

Including Panpayak, there were three Thai fighters on the “ONE: Destiny of Champions” card. The other two were Yodsanklai “The Hero” IWE Fairtex, 32, and Petchmorrakot Petchyindee Academy, 24.

Fight Result

Panpayak and Botelho competed in a Muay Thai bout in the flyweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the Muay Thai flyweight contest between Panpayak and Botelho was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of the Thai contender, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Making a successful ONE Super Series debut, Panpayak improved his professional Muay Thai record to 244 wins, 40 losses and 3 draws. On the other hand, Botelho now has 17 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws.

“ONE: Destiny of Champions” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 23, of Malaysia and Kiamrian Abbasov, 25, of Kyrgyzstan competed in an MMA match in the welterweight division. The Kyrgyzstani contender submitted his Malaysian opponent via rear-naked choke in the first round.

In the main event, Yodsanklai “The Hero” IWE Fairtex, 32, of Thailand took on Luis “Macaco” Regis, 33, of Australia in a ONE Super Series Muay Thai contest. The Thai contender knocked out is Australian opponent in the first round.

Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Destiny of Champions.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

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