The 22 ONE Championship athletes competing at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” had their face-off during the media open workout at Junction City in Yangon, Myanmar on October 24, 2018. The fight night took place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on October 26, 2018.
China and Afghanistan were represented at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness.” The fight card featured three ONE Super Series kickboxing contests and eight mixed martial arts matches.
In the second bout of the evening, “Tank” Ma Xu Dong, 27, of Xi’an, China faced “Lycan” Ahmad Qais Jasoor, 29, of Kabul, Afghanistan. They competed in an MMA match in the bantamweight division.
Referee Kemp Cheng put a stop to the bantamweight bout between Ma and Jasoor at 2:16 of Round 2. The Afghan contender knocked out his Chinese opponent via punches.
Ma is a sanda specialist known for his smooth combination of striking and grappling. After losing at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness,” his professional MMA record downgraded to 5 wins and 3 losses.
Both Ma and Jasoor were coming out of a loss inside the ONE Championship ring. Before “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness,” the Chinese contender lost to Zhao Zhi Kang, 23, of China while the Afghan fighter lost to “Rock Man” Chen Lei, 29, of China on June 29, 2018 at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior.”
Jasoor is a former HFC Bantamweight Champion and a specialist in multiple disciplines including combat sambo and boxing. After beating Ma, the Afghan fighter now holds a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 1 loss.
“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” was the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here are the official results:
- Flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Kaji Ebin by Submission (Americana) at 4:01 minutes of round 1
- Bantamweight bout: Ahmad Qais Jasoor defeats Ma Xu Dong by Knockout (KO) at 2:16 minutes of round 2
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Flyweight bout: Josh Tonna defeats Joseph Lasiri by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Welterweight bout: Luis Santos defeats Daichi Abe by Knockout (KO) at 0:33 minutes of round 1
- Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Mite Yine by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Ryan Jakiri by Knockout (KO) at 1:39 minutes of round 1
- Catch Weight bout (67.0kgs): Masakazu Imanari defeats Radeem Rahman by Submission (Armbar) at 1:23 minutes of round 1
- ONE Super Series Light Heavyweight Kickboxing bout: Tarik Khbabez defeats Ibrahim El Bouni by TKO at 2:26 minutes of round 3
- Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Phoe Thaw by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:47 minutes of round 1
- ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Mohammad Karaki by TKO (Strikes) at 2:21 minutes of round 1
Watch all the “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” bouts here: