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Mongolia’s Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu earns 1st ONE Championship win at ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ in Bangkok, Thailand

Shannon Wiratchai, Olivier Coste, Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu (© ONE Championship)

Shannon Wiratchai, Olivier Coste, Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu (© ONE Championship)

Training out of Mongolian Top Team and Shiren Beelii Fighting Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, “Spear” Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu, 28, made his successful ONE Championship debut on February 16, 2019. He defeated Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai, 30, of Thailand 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 eighth bout of the evening, Amarsanaa and Wiratchai in an MMA bout in the lightweight division.

Olivier Coste served as the referee of the lightweight match between Amarsanaa and Wiratchai. The Mongolian debutante flaunted his well-rounded skill set in his first ONE Championship appearance, dictating the pace in striking while also scoring a couple of crucial takedowns to assert his dominance.

After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of Amarsanaa, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

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

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

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