The SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines was filled with fans of combat sports on April 20, 2018. They were witnesses to the historic event of ONE Championship titled “ONE: Heroes of Honor” where its new striking martial arts league called ONE Super Series was released.
Among the four ONE Super Series bouts, the third match was a Muay Thai contest between Fabio Pinca, 33, of Lyon, Saint-Fons, France and Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, 31, of Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. They competed in the catchweight division.
The Muay Thai bout between Gaiyanghadao and Pinca at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” ended after three five-minute rounds. All three judges gave it a unanimous decision in favor of the Thai contender.
ONE Super Series was not the only thing that was launched at “ONE: Heroes of Honor.” The event also marked the first time all MMA bouts of ONE Championship took place in a five-rope ring instead of a cage.
Meanwhile, in the main event of the MMA card, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines battled it out with Andrew Leone of the United States in the bantamweight division. The Filipino fighter knocked out his American opponent at 1:27 of Round 2.
In the main event of the ONE Super Series card, Giorgio Petrosyan, an Armenian kickboxer based in Italy, competed against Thai Muay Thai star “Smokin” Jo Nattawut of Thailand in a kickboxing bout in the 76 kg division. After three five-minute rounds, the judges declared the Armenian-Italian fighter as the winner via unanimous decision.
Watch a clip from the bout between Gaiyanghadao and Pinca at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” here: