MMA

Brisbane’s Adrian Pang earns 3rd ONE Championship win

Kemp Cheng, Adrian Pang (© ONE Championship)

Kemp Cheng, Adrian Pang (© ONE Championship)

After four consecutive losses in ONE Championship, Papuan-Australian mixed martial arts veteran Adrian “The Hunter” Pang, 41, recently returned to the winning column. It was his third win in the Singapore-based martial arts organization.

Pang was born in Kokopo, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea on September 2, 1977. When he was 13 years old, he relocated to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, where he is currently based.

It was on November 17, 2001 when Pang made his professional MMA debut. He lost to John McNamara via triangle choke submission at “Jim Cass Productions.”

On August 24, 2002, Pang had his first win as a professional MMA fighter. He submitted Chris Heilscher via rear-naked choke at “Spartan Reality Fight 4.”

On December 19, 2014, Pang made his ONE Championship debut. He faced Vincent “Magnivincent” Latoel, 39, of Deventer, Netherlands at “ONE: Dynasty of Champions.”

On December 19, 2014, Pang earned his second ONE Championship victory. He knocked out Peter Davis, 37, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia via punches at “ONE: Tigers of Asia.”

Pang’s victories over Latoel and Davis was followed by a four-bout losing streak. In 2016, the Papuan-Australian MMA fighter lost to Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, of Baguio City, Philippines via unanimous decision at “ONE: Heroes of the World” and to Roger “El Matador” Huerta, 35, of Austin, Texas, United States via split decision at “ONE: Defending Honor.”

On November 24, 2017, Pang lost to Amir Khan, 24, of Singapore at “ONE: Immortal Pursuit” via unanimous decision. On April 20, 2018, the Brisbane resident lost to Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 29, of Mankayan, Benguet, Philippines at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” via split decision.

On November 9, 2018, Pang competed in ONE Championship for the seventh time. He faced Kota “Genjin” Shimoishi, 31, of Osaka, Japan in the lightweight division at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

After the first round, it was declared that Shimoishi was not able to continue. Referee raised the hand of Pang, who won via technical knockout due to doctor’s stoppage.

Defeating Shimoishi improved Pang’s professional MMA record to 23 wins and 12 losses. Watch all the “ONE: Heart of the Lion” bouts here:

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