Training out of Bellwood Fight Team in Japan, Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, was one of the winners at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.” It marked his second consecutive win in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.
Featuring one kickboxing contest, four Muay Thai matches and nine mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on January 25, 2019. In the second bout of the evening, Suzuki faced “Jordan Boy” Mohammed Bin Mahmoud, 22, of Malaysia in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division.
Suzuki utilized his speed and power to connect on a handful of thudding strikes on Mahmoud. The latter responded with solid hooks and knees to the body.
In the closing moments of the final frame, Suzuki stunned Mahmoud with a combination. Referee Atsushi Onari put a stop to the contest after 2 minutes and 53 seconds in the third round when the Japanese fighter knocked out his Malaysian opponent.
Winning at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” improved Suzuki’s professional record to 41 wins, 11 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Mahmoud now has 31 wins and 3 losses.
Aside from Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines, 11 other countries were represented at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” namely Algeria, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and the United States. Mahmoudi was the only fighter who represented Algeria.
In the main event of the evening, Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 30, of Brazil dethroned Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 29, of the Philippines as the ONE Flyweight World Champion. In the co-main event, Lowen Tynanes, 28, of Hawaii, United States knocked out Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 29, of Benguet, Philippines in the first bout of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix quarter-finals.
On November 23, 2018, Suzuki made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. He defeated Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 26, of Lithuania.
Here is a clip from Suzuki’s ONE Super Series debut: