MMA

Undefeated Thai-Singaporean MMA fighter Sagetdao Petpayathai reaps 4th ONE Championship win

Sagetdao Petpayathai, Ma Jia Wen

Sagetdao Petpayathai, Ma Jia Wen

*UPDATE: ONE Championship has overturned the result, declaring Ma Jia Wen as the rightful winner of this bout. 

Representing Singapore, Thai mixed martial artist Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai conquered his Chinese opponent at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on June 29, 2018 at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior.” It was the fourth time the Thai-Singaporean fighter won in ONE Championship.

An underdog representing China, “Cannon” Ma Jia Wen, 21, competed against Sagetdao in the featherweight division at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior.” The Chinese contender impressively showcased his wrestling skills but after three five-minute rounds, all three judges gave the Thai-Singaporean fighter a unanimous decision victory.

By defeating Ma at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior,” Sagetdao improved his professional MMA record to 4 wins and 0 loss. Before facing Ma, the Thai-Singaporean fighter defeated Kelvin “Ice Man” Ong of Malaysia, Mahmoud Deab Mohamed of Egypt and Jimmy “The Silencer” Yabo, 37, of the Philippines in ONE Championship.

On the other hand, losing to Sagetdao downgraded Ma’s record to 5 wins and 3 losses. It also ended the three-bout winning streak of the Chinese fighter.

Before facing Sagetdao at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior,” Ma defeated Yabo, Yohan “The Iceman” Mulia Legowo of Indonesia and Ahmed “The Wolverine” Mujtaba of Pakistan. Both Yabo and Mulia lost to Ma via technical knockout while Mujtaba was submitted by Ma via rear-naked choke.

Olivier Coste served as the referee of the featherweight bout between Ma and Sagetdao at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior.” It was the seventh bout of the evening.

In the co-main event, Leandro “Brodinho” Issa, 34, of Brazil submitted Roman “Sonic Boom” Alvarez, 23, of Guam via arm-triangle choke. It was Guamanian fighter’s first bout in ONE Championship.

In the main event, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 33, win successfully defended his ONE Middleweight World Champion title from Ken Hasegawa, 31, of Japan. The Burmese champion knocked out his Japanese challenger at 3:13 of Round 5.

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