Based in Bangkok, Thailand and training out of Mad Muay Thai Gym, Han Zi Hao, 23, of China has earned his third victory in ONE Super Series. He is the first martial artist to score three wins in the striking-only league of ONE Championship.
Han was one of the winners at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” on November 23, 2018. The Mad Muay Thai Gym athlete and Peng Xue Wen, 22, were the only two fighters who represented China in the event.
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 fourth bout of the evening, Han competed in a Muay Thai contest in the bantamweight division against Azwan “N41 Manik Ura” Che Wil, 23, of Malaysia. The Chinese martial artist took home a first-round technical knockout victory over his Malaysian opponent, who made his ONE Super Series debut.
Both Han and Che Wil employed fiery offense from the start with. The former utilized his speed and power to connect on a handful of thudding strikes, knocking the latter down late in the first round.
With a few seconds remaining in the opening frame, Han dropped Che Wil again, this time with the Malaysian signalling to the referee that he could no longer continue. In the end, referee Atsushi Onari raised the hand of the Chinese striker as the winner.
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
Watch Vera in the post-fight press conference here: