On July 4, 2018, the largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), held the official “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” face-off at the Roof Top Bar of the Park Hyatt in Guangzhou, China. Leading the 10 pairs of ONE Championship athletes during the pre-fight event were Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand and Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei.
On July 7, 2018, thousands of fights fans flocked at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou to witness the “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” fight night. In the third bout of the evening, Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo, 25, of Kanagawa, Japan and “The Terminator” Sunoto, 33, of Jakarta, Indonesia competed in the bantamweight division.
By overpowering Sunoto with a masterful grappling performance, Kamikubo made a successful ONE Championship debut. After softening up the Indonesian contender with ground-and-pound for the majority of the contest, the Japanese fighter put the finishing touches in the second round.
Kamikubo pounced on Sunoto with punches from top to win by technical knockout. Here are the official “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” results:
- Strawweight bout: Robin Catalan defeats Adrian Mattheis by Submission (Heel Hook) at 2:10 minutes of round 2
- Strawweight bout: Peng Xue Wen defeats Eddey Kalai by TKO (Strikes) at 0:57 minutes of round 1
- Bantamweight bout: Shuya Kamikubo defeats Sunoto by TKO (Strikes) at 3:54 minutes of round 2
- Women’s Atomweight bout: Istela Nunes defeats Gina Iniong by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Catch Weight bout (68.0kg): Zhao Zhi Kang defeats Ma Xu Dong by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:08 minutes of round 3
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight bout: Saemapetch Fairtex defeats Deividas Danyla by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Catch Weight bout (66.5kg): Fu Chang Xin defeats Rustem Yensebayev by TKO (Strikes) at 4:32 minutes of round 1
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catch Weight bout (105.0kg): Ibrahim El Bouni defeats Andre Meunier by Knockout (KO) at 1:31 minutes of round 1
- Flyweight bout: Reece McLaren defeats Tatsumitsu Wada by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship bout: Kai Ting Chuang defeats Yodcherry Sityodtong by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 5 rounds