Representing Kazakhstan, Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov, 31, was one of the winners at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. It was one of the bouts in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarter-finals.
“ONE: A New Era” featured 11 MMA bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which include two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests. In the seventh bout of the evening, Akhmetov faced Reece “Lightning” McLaren, 27, of Australia with Olivier Coste as the referee.
Including Kazakhstan and Australia, 19 countries were represented at “ONE: A New Era,” which is the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in Japan. The other countries represented were Australia, Brazil, China, Cyprus, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States.
Watch all the “ONE: A New Era” bouts here: