Representing Bellwood Fight Team, Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan recently made a successful debut in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series. He was one of the winners at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” on November 23, 2018 and was one of the three Japanese athletes on the card.
Featuring eight mixed martial arts matches, two Muay Thai bouts and two kickboxing contests, “ONE: Conquest of Champions” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was the fourth and last ONE Championship event to be held in the country in 2018.
In the seventh bout of the evening, Suzuki competed in a kickboxing contest in the bantamweight division against Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 26, of Lithuania. In the opening round, the Lithuanian kickboxer controlled the pace.
However, Suzuki connected on a left hook that sent Danyla to the mat to close the first frame. In the second round, the Lithuanian kickboxer continued to put the paces on his Japanese opponent who appeared to grow stronger as the bout wore on.
In the third round, Suzuki turned up the pressure with a stream of thunderous kicks and punch combinations, which was enough to earn him the nod on all three judges’ scorecards and have his hand raised by referee Atsushi Onari. The victory improved the Bellwood Fight Team athlete’s professional kickboxing record to 41 wins, 11 losses, 1 draw and 1 No Contest.
After “ONE: Conquest of Champions,” the Philippines now has five reigning world champions in ONE Championship. Here are the official results:
- MMA flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Asraful Islam by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- MMA flyweight bout: Akihiro Fujisawa defeats Rockie Bactol by TKO (Strikes) at 4:40 of Round 3
- MMA strawweight bout: Jeremy Miado defeats Peng Xue Wen by TKO (Strikes) at 0:53 of Round 2
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Azwan Che Wil by TKO (Referee Stoppage) at 2:52 of Round 1
- Heavyweight bout: Alexandre Machado defeats Hideki Sekine by TKO at 1:44 of Round 2
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catch Weight bout (73.0kgs): Samy Sana defeats Armen Petrosyan by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Hiroaki Suzuki defeats Deividas Danyla by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- MMA welterweight bout: James Nakashima defeats Raimond Magomedaliev by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight bout: Saemapetch Fairtex defeats Alaverdi Ramazanov by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Catch Weight bout (79 kg): Honorio Banario defeats Rahul Raju by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Lightweight World Championship bout: Eduard Folayang defeats Amir Khan by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 5 rounds
- ONE Heavyweight World Championship bout: Brandon Vera defeats Mauro Cerilli by Knockout (KO) at 1:04 of Round 1
Here is a clip from the recent ONE Super Series bout between Suzuki and Danyla in the Philippines: