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Mach Dojo’s Yoshiki Nakahara beats Emilio Urrutia at ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ in Bangkok, Thailand

Emilio Urrutia, Olivier Coste, Yoshiki Nakahara (© ONE Championship)

Emilio Urrutia, Olivier Coste, Yoshiki Nakahara (© ONE Championship)

Training out of Mach Dojo in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki, Japan, Yoshiki Nakahara, 26, made his successful ONE Championship debut on February 16, 2019. He defeated Emilio “The Honey Badger” Urrutia, 32, of the United States at “ONE: Clash of Legends” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” is the first ONE Championship event in Thailand in 2019 and it featured five Muay Thai contests and seven mixed martial arts bouts. In the third bout of the evening, Nakahara faced Urrutia in an MMA bout in the featherweight division.

Olivier Coste served as the referee of the featherweight bout between Nakahara and Urrutia. The Japanese warrior put forth a dominant striking performance, stringing together dynamic combinations in an offensive clinic against his American counterpart.

Nakahara overwhelmed Urrutia with throbbing strikes from the opening bell. The Japanese fighter blasted his American opponent with thunderous high kicks and cracking left crosses.

Coste put a stop to the contest after 2 minutes and 56 seconds in the third round. Nakahara finished the job, knocking Urrutia down with a perfectly timed overhand left before unloading follow-up shots to get the stoppage.

Including the U.S. and Japan, 14 countries were represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” The other countries were Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Check the complete “ONE: Clash of Legends” results on Top Sports Asia. Watch all the bouts here:

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