[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Moldova: Shannon Wiratchai, Iuri Lapicus fight at ‘ONE: Enter the Dragon’ in Singapore

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Thailand and the Republic of Moldova were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on May 17, 2019. ONE Championship held the combat sports event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and six ONE Super Series contests, which were six kickboxing bouts, “ONE: Enter the Dragon” was the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2019 that took place in Singapore. The third bout was between Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai, 30, of Thailand and Iuri Lapicus, 23, of Moldova.

Wiratchai was one of the five representatives of Thailand at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” while Lapicus solely represented Moldova. Australia, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Born in Moldova on November 22, 1995, Lapicus was 15 years old when he moved to Italy. He represents Team Petrosyan in Milan, Italy.

Lapicus made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” He entered the cage as an undefeated fighter.

Red Corner

Born in Thailand on November 14, 1988, Wiratchai is training out of Bangkok Fight Lab and Tiger Muay Thai. His martial arts background includes judo and kung fu.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Wiratchai’s 13th ONE Championship bout. He is a Naksu Champion and is the creator of the OneShin Striking System.

Fight Result

Wiratchai and Lapicus competed in an MMA bout in the lightweight division. Tomohiro Tsuruwa served as the referee.

Tsuruwa put a stop to the lightweight contest after 3 minutes and 10 seconds in the third round. Lapicus submitted Wiratchai via rear-naked choke.

Winning at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” improved the professional MMA record of Lapicus to 13 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Wiratchai now has 9 wins, 5 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” Main Events

Both fighting out of the Netherlands, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, and Regian “The Immortal” Eersel, 25, competed for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The latter won the title via unanimous decision.

Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Championship: Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan in the main event. The Singaporean challenger dethroned the Japanese defending champion via technical knockout.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Mongolia: Shannon Wiratchai, Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu fight at ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ in Bangkok

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Thailand and Mongolia were among the 14 countries to be represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” It was the first ONE Championship event in 2019 to be held in Thailand.

Featuring five Muay Thai contests and seven mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Clash of Legends” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on February 16, 2019. In the eighth bout of the evening, Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai, 30, of Thailand faced “Spear” Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu (Цогоохүү Амарсанаа), 28, of Mongolia.

Wiratchai was one of the seven hometown heroes competing at “ONE: Clash of Legends” while Amarsanaa was the only fighter from Mongolia. The Thai contender was supposed to face Tae Kyun “Ares” Kim of South Korea, who was later on replaced by the Mongolian fighter.

Blue Corner

Amarsanaa was born in Mongolia on August 25, 1990. He has been competing professionally since 2016 and started his MMA career with DEEP.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” marked Amarsanaa’s ONE Championship debut. He is training out of Mongolian Top Team and Shiren Beelii Fighting Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Red Corner

Wiratchai is a Naksu Champion who is known for his highly-entertaining walkouts to the ONE Championship cage. He created the OneShin Striking System, which uses creative combinations, and has been competing professionally since 2011.

Training out of Bangkok Fight Lab in Bangkok, Thailand, Wiratchai joined ONE Championship in 2012. “ONE: Clash of Legends” marked his 12 outing in the promotion.

Fight Result

Wiratchai and Amarsanaa competed in an MMA bout in the lightweight division. 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 Amarsanaa, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Clash of Legends” improved Amarsanaa’s professional MMA record to 5 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Wiratchai now has 9 wins, 4 losses and 1 No Contest.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 28, of Thailand faced Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov, 24, of Russia in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division. The Thai contender won via split decision.

In the main event, Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand and Han Zi Hao, 23, of China competed for the inaugural ONE Super Series Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.

Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” Check all the results here.

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ONE Championship group president Hua Fung Teh: ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ will showcase Muay Thai, other martial arts in all their glory

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ONE Championship held the official kick-off press conference for “ONE: Clash of Legends” at the W Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on February 13, 2019. In attendance at the event and part of the head table was ONE Championship group president Hua Fung Teh.

“Thailand has given the world one of the most famous martial arts in human history,” Teh stated. “Muay Thai is an intricately crafted and devastating striking style known for its effectiveness and power.”

The “ONE: Clash of Legends” fight night will take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on February 16, 2019. With 14 countries represented, the fight card has 12 matches, which include five Muay Thai contests and seven mixed martial arts bouts.

“It comes as no surprise that Thailand is recognized for having the best strikers in the world,” Teh noted. “That’s why we at ONE Championship love being back here. (It is) because we feel that we are one with the martial arts spirit and the culture of this beautiful country.”

In the main event of “ONE: Clash of Legends,” Nong-o Gaiyanghadao of Thailand and Han Zi Hao of China will compete for the inaugural ONE Super Series Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship. Teh said, “This Saturday, ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ will showcase Muay Thai, together with other martial arts, in all their glory, and thrill fans all over the world.”

Nong-o and Han had their official face-off during the “ONE: Clash of Legends” press conference at the W Hotel. The event was also attended by athletes Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym, Alaverdi Ramazanov, Shannon Wiratchai, Amarsanaa Tsogookhu, Rika Ishige and Nou Srey Pov.

Here is a clip from the “ONE: Clash of Legends” press conference:

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[PHOTOS] ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ workout: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Shannon Wiratchai, Rika Ishige

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ONE Championship held the “ONE: Clash of Legends” open workout on January 28, 2019 at the P.K. Saenchai Muay Thai Gym in Bangkok, Thailand. In attendance were the promotion’s Thai athletes namely Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, 32, Chamuaktong Fightermuaythai, 30, Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai, 30, Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige, 29, Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 28, and Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23.

Featuring four Muay Thai bouts on the ONE Super Series card and eight mixed martial arts matches, “ONE: Clash of Legends” will take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on February 16, 2019. A total of 13 countries will be represented namely Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In the main event of the evening, Nong-o will face Han Zi Hao, 23, of China. The winner will be the inaugural ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight World Champion.

“I am thankful that ONE Championship has given me this opportunity and getting the chance to do it in front of my Thai fans is amazing,” Nong-o stated during the “ONE: Clash of Legends” open workout. “ONE Championship is a global event so I am proud to represent Thailand and show the world the beautiful art of Muay Thai.”

Co-headlining “ONE: Clash of Legends” are Kongsak and Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 24, of Russia. They will compete in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division.

Both Kongsak and Superlek are making their ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” In the fifth bout of the evening, the latter will face Lao Chetra, 19, of Cambodia in a Muay Thai bout in the flyweight division.

Representing Thailand, “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 29, is also on the “ONE: Clash of Legends” card. In the seventh bout of the evening, he will face Samy “AK47” Sana, 30, of France in a Muay Thai bout in the featherweight division.

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Shinya Aoki’s grappling vs Shannon Wiratchai’s One Shin Striking System in Manila

On July 27, 2018, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan will face Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai, 29, of Thailand at “ONE: Reign of Kings” in the Philippines. It will be a lightweight battle between a grappling master and the creator of One Shin Striking System.

Aoki is one of the three Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu superfighters competing at “ONE: Reign of Kings,” which will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila. The other two are Renzo Gracie, 51, of Brazil and Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon, 26, of the United States.

When it comes to Aoki’s fighting skills, his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expertise is the first thing that comes to mind. Once he has opponents on the mat or grabs a hold of an opponent’s limbs, it is extremely difficult to escape and survival is highly unlikely.

Before joining ONE Championship, Aoki was already an iconic figure in mixed martial arts. He is best known for his ground game, which had already won him titles at World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA), DREAM and Shooto.

With a sensational number of 25 submissions out of 40 total victories, Aoki is widely considered one of the greatest pure grapplers in MMA. He has defeated some of the biggest names in the world, including Tatsuya Kawajiri, Caol Uno and Eddie Alvarez.

Wiratchai also knows a thing or two in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. OneShin Striking System, the fighting style he developed, incorporates various elements from Muay Thai, boxing, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Currently, Wiratchai has 9 wins, 2 losses and 1 No Contest. He is training out of Tiger Muay Thai and Bangkok Fight Lab.

Both Aoki and Wiratchai are coming out of a redemptive win. After losing to Rasul Yakhyaev, 27, of Russia at “ONE: Warriors of the World” on December 9, 2017 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, Wiratchai defeated Singapore-based Indian fighter Rahul “The Kerala Krusher” Raju, 26.

All of Aoki’s three most recent bouts took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. After losing to Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, of the Philippines at “ONE: Defending Honor” on November 11, 2016 and to Ben “Funky” Askren, 33, of the United States at “ONE: Immortal Pursuit” on November 24, 2017, Aoki defeated Yakhyaev at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” on May 18, 2018.

Tonon and Aoki previously competed in ONE Championship. Here is a clip from the bout:

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