In collaboration with Telenor Myanmar, ONE Championship conducted the “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” press conference at the Pullman Yangon Centrepoint Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar on June 27, 2018 featuring the face-off of 20 fighters. ONE Championship chief commercial officer Jack Lim and Telenor Myanmar chief financial officer Yin Yin Htay attended the event.
Including three ONE Super Series matches, the 10 “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” bouts fired up the crowd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon on June 29, 2018. The seventh bout of the evening was between Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai, 31, of Singapore and Thailand and “Cannon” Ma Jia Wen, 21, of China.
Sagetdao and Ma battled it out in the featherweight division. Currently reigning as the ONE Featherweight World Champion is Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam, who is also the reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion.
In a razor-thin close three-round featherweight showdown, Sagetdao put together a solid performance and defeated Ma. The Thai-Singaporean fighter operated behind a thudding lead left kick and unloaded a myriad of strikes on his Chinese opponent, who was more than willing to take the punishment in order to deliver his own.
Ma also had his moments, making the bout extremely close bu in the end, all three judges deemed Sagetdao the victor by unanimous decision. Here are the official “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” results:
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Lightweight bout: Elliot Compton defeats Matthew Semper by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Flyweight bout: Mite Yine defeats Saw Darwait by TKO (Strikes) at 2:48 minutes of round 1
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catchweight bout (67.0kg): Tukkatatong Petpayathai defeats Mehdi Zatout by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Strawweight bout: Kritsada Kongsrichai defeats Jeremy Miado by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Bantamweight bout: Chen Lei defeats Ahmad Qais Jasoor by TKO (Strikes) at 1:27 minutes of round 3
- Featherweight bout: Tetsuya Yamada defeats Rafael Nunes by TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 4:05 minutes of round 2
- Featherweight bout: Sagetdao Petpayathai defeats Ma Jia Wen by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catchweight bout (72.0kg): Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy defeats Samy Sana by Majority Decision (MD) after 3 rounds
- Bantamweight bout: Leandro Issa defeats Roman Alvarez by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 1:26 minutes of round 1
- ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Ken Hasegawa by Knockout (KO) at 3:13 minutes of round 5