Malaysia, Greece and the United States 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 fourth bout of the evening, Mohammed “Jordan Boy” Mahmoud, 22, of Malaysia faced Stergos “Greek Dynamite” Mikkios, 28, of Greece and the United States.
“ONE: Destiny of Champions” marked Mikkios’s third ONE Super Series contest. Training out of Phuket Top Team, the Greek-American martial artist is a prominent fixture in ONE Super Series.
Originally from Greece, Mikkios was raised by his grandparents in Connecticut, United States. In the U.S., he won numerous Muay Thai titles including Triumph Kombat, AKBF and Friday Night Fights championships.
Although Mikkios started training in Muay Thai only six years ago, it soon became his passion and purpose in life. He even quit his job, sold most of his possessions and moved to Thailand to train and compete full time.
Mahmoud made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Destiny of Champions.” He went undefeated as an amateur before turning professional.
Along the way, Mahmoud won multiple titles. Among them were the PLG Tournament Championship and the MuayFight Championship.
The Malaysian fighter is training out of Sampuri Muay Thai Gym Ampang. Finding his way to the bright lights of ONE Championship, he wants to make a name for himself among the world’s best strikers.
Mahmoud and Mikkios competed in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.
Onari put a stop to the Muay Thai bantamweight contest between Mahmoud and Mikkios after 2 minutes and 20 seconds in the first round. The Malaysian fighter knocked out his Greek-American opponent.
Making a successful ONE Super Series debut, Mahmoud improved his professional Muay Thai record to 31 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Mikkios now has 19 wins, 11 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, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Destiny of Champions.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.