[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Serbia: Saemapetch Fairtex, Ognjen Topic fight at ‘ONE: Roots of Honor’ in the Philippines

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

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 fifth bout of the evening, Saemapetch Fairtex, 24, of Thailand faced Ognjen Topic, 33, of Serbia and the United States.

Blue Corner

Topic is a three-time Muay Thai World Champion and two-time national champion. Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina on February 1, 1986, he was 6 years old when he and his family moved to Serbia because of the Bosnian War and when he was 9 years old, they moved to the U.S.

A resident of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, USA, Topic earned his Fine Arts degree from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He is training out of North Jersey Muay Thai and P.K. Saenchai Muay Thai Gym and “ONE: Roots of Honor” marked his third ONE Super Series outing.

Red Corner

Saemapetch has been competing since he was 11 years old and he went on to become the MTGP Welterweight World Champion. A Fairtex athlete, he made his ONE Super Series debut on July 7, 2018 at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China where he defeated Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 26, of Lithuania.

On November 23, 2018, Saemapetch defeated Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 23, of Russia at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. “ONE: Roots of Honor” marked the Thai martial artist’s third ONE Super Series bout.

Fight Result

Saemapetch and Topic competed in a Muay Thai match in the bantamweight division. Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee.

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

Winning “ONE: Roots of Honor” improved Saemapetch’s professional Muay Thai record to 120 wins, 15 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Topic now has 33 wins, 22 losses and 2 draws.

“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, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, 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] Thailand vs Russia: Saemapetch Fairtex, Alaverdi Ramazanov fight at ‘ONE: Conquest of Champions’ in the Philippines

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Thailand and Russia were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Conquest of Champions.” Taking place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 23, 2018, it is the fourth and last ONE Championship event in the Philippines in 2018.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” featured eight mixed martial arts matches, two Muay Thai bouts and two kickboxing contests. In the ninth bout of the evening, Saemapetch Fairtex, 23, of Thailand faced Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 23, of Russia.

Blue Corner

Originally from Russia, Ramazanov is training out of Venum Training Camp in Pattaya, Thailand, where he is currently based. He is a three-time International Federation of Muaythai Amateur Champion.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” marked Ramazanov’s third bout in ONE Super Series. He defeated Petchmorrakot Wor. Sangprapai, 24, of Thailand via unanimous decision at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2018 and knocked out 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.

Red Corner

Saemapetch was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is representing the famed Fairtex Gym in Pattaya.

When Saemapetch made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China on July 7, 2018, he defeated Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 26, of Lithuania via unanimous decision. “ONE: Conquest of Champions” marked his second bout in the ONE Championship league.

Fight Result

Saemapetch and Ramazanov competed in a Muay Thai contest in the bantamweight division. After three three-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, referee Atsushi Onari raised the hand of Saemapetch, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, of Baguio City, Philippines and Amir Khan, 23, of Singapore competed for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship. After five five-minute rounds, the Filipino contender won via unanimous decision.

In the main event, Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli, 35, of Terracina, Latina, Italy challenged reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 41, of Manila, Philippines. The Filipino defending champion knocked out his Italian challenger in the first round.

 

Meanwhile, here is clip from the recent bout between Saemapetch and Ramazanov:

[PHOTOS] Saemapetch Fairtex, Alaverdi Ramazanov face off at City of Dreams Manila in Parañaque City

 

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ONE Championship held the kick-off press conference for “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at the City of Dreams Manila in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 20, 2018. Muay Thai fighters Saemapetch Fairtex, 23, of Thailand and Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 23, of Russia had their face-off during the event.

Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson, 40, hosted the press conference. ONE Championship chief financial officer Hua Fung Teh, City of Dreams marketing operations director Nathan Sorenson and Zilingo chief marketing officer Marita Abraham were among the attendees.

The “ONE: Conquest of Champions” fight night will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila on November 23, 2018. In the ninth bout of the evening, Saemapetch and Ramazanov will compete in a Muay Thai contest in the bantamweight division.

Saemapetch has 1 win and 0 loss in ONE Super Series. On the other hand, Alaverdi has 2 wins and 0 loss in the striking-only league of ONE Championship.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” will feature eight MMA matches, two Muay Thai bouts and two kickboxing contests. Here is the full fight card:

PRELIMINARY CARD

  1. MMA flyweight: Rudy Agustian (Indonesia) vs Asraful Islam (Bangladesh)
  2. MMA flyweight: Rocky Bactol (Philippines) vs Akihiro Fujisawa (Japan)
  3. MMA strawweight: Jeremy Miado (Philippines) vs Peng Xue Wen (China)
  4. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Azwan Che Wil (Malaysia) vs Han Zi Hao (China)
  5. MMA heavyweight: Alexandre Machado (Brazil) vs Hideki Sekine (Japan)
  6. ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight (73 kg): Samy Sana (France) vs Armen Petrosyan (Italy)

MAIN CARD

  1. ONE Super Series kickboxing bantamweight: Deividas Danyla (Lithuania) vs Hiroaki Suzuki (Japan)
  2. MMA welterweight: Raimond Magomedaliev (Russia) vs James Nakashima (USA)
  3. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Saemapetch Fairtex (Thailand) vs Alaverdi Ramazanov (Russia)
  4. MMA lightweight: Honorio Banario (Philippines) vs Rahul Raju (India)

CO-MAIN EVENT

  1. ONE Lightweight World Championship: Eduard Folayang (Philippines) vs Amir Khan (Singapore)

MAIN EVENT

  1. ONE Heavyweight World Championship: Brandon Vera (Philippines) vs Mauro Cerilli (Italy)

Meanwhile, here is Chilson giving his predictions of the main event:

Lithuania’s Deividas Danyla to compete in Guangzhou, China

Hailing from Lithuania, Muay Thai fighter Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 26, is currently training in Thailand. On July 7, 2018, he will make his debut in ONE Championship at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” which will take place at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China.

At “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” Danyla will compete against Saemapetch Fairtex, 23, of Thailand in a Muay Thai contest in the bantamweight division. It will be the first time for both martial artists to compete in ONE Super Series, the striking-only league of ONE Championship.

The Muay Thai contest between Danyla and Saemapetch is one of the three ONE Super Series bouts at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens.” It will be the sixth bout of the evening.

Danyla is an International Muaythai Council (IMC) Muay Thai World Champion. He began training in Muay Thai when he was just 10 years old.

In the Lithuanian and European scene, Danyla had great success, capturing four national and two regional championships. Since moving to Thailand in 2017 in search of a greater challenge, he has faced a host of elite competition in Muay Thai and proved he has what it takes to be counted amongst the world’s best.

“ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will be headlined by Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand and Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei. The winner will be the very first ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion.

“World-class martial arts makes a triumphant return to the beautiful city of Guangzhou with another spectacular event,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. He added that Yodcherry and Chuang will be joined by “several of the very best martial arts talent from China and the world.”

Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Danyla: