ONE Championship crowned its new undisputed bantamweight champion at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. It was the organization’s second and last event in the country in 2018.
“ONE: Heart of the Lion” featured nine mixed martial arts matches, three Muay Thai bouts and one kickboxing contest. In the fourth bout of the evening, highly-decorated kickboxers Muangthai P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym of Thailand and Panicos Yusuf of Cyprus put on an incredible striking showcase.
In a ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight contest, Muangthai and Yusuf employed fiery offense from bell to bell. The Thai fighter utilized his speed and power to connect on a handful of thudding strikes on his Filipino-Cypriot opponent.
Yusuf was knocked down in the first round. He banked on his solid hooks and managed to keep the bout competitive in the second and third frames.
After going back-and-forth for three rounds, Muangthai was declared the victor by unanimous decision. Here is the complete list of “ONE: Heart of the Lion” results:
- MMA Featherweight bout: Anthony Engelen defeats Meas Meul by Knockout (KO) at 0:39 of round 1
- MMA Bantamweight bout: Xie Bin defeats Hisyam Samsudin by Submission (D’arce Choke) at 3:19 of round 1
- MMA Bantamweight bout: Shuya Kamikubo defeats Muhammad Aiman by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight bout: Muangthai P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym defeats Panicos Yusuf by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- MMA Strawweight bout: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke defeats Himanshu Kaushik by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:45 of round 2
- MMA Featherweight bout: Garry Tonon defeats Sung Jong Lee by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:04 of round 2
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight bout: Alaverdi Ramazanov defeats Andrew Miller by Knockout (KO) at 0:57 of round 1
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai Featherweight bout: Jo Nattawut defeats George Mann by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds.
- MMA Lightweight bout: Adrian Pang defeats Kota Shimoishi by TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1
- MMA Women’s Strawweight bout: Tiffany Teo defeats Michelle Nicolini by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catch Weight bout (71.0kgs): Giorgio Petrosyan defeats Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- MMA Catch Weight bout (72.0kgs): Christian Lee defeats Kazuki Tokudome by TKO (Strikes) at 3:07 of round 1
- ONE Bantamweight World Championship bout: Kevin Belingon defeats Bibiano Fernandes by Split Decision (SD) after 5 rounds
Watch all the “ONE: Heart of the Lion” bouts here: