Training out of 50/50 Jiu-Jitsu and Mid-City MMA, Thanh Le ,33, of the United States and Vietnam was one of the winners at ‘ONE: For Honor.” It was his first victory in ONE Championship.
Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and four ONE Super Series contests, which are four Muay Thai bouts, “ONE: For Honor” took place at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 4, 2019. In the ninth bout of the evening, Le fought Yusup Saadulaev, 34, of Russia in an MMA match in the featherweight division with Olivier Coste as the referee.
Coste put a stop to the contest after 12 seconds in the second round. Le knocked out Saadulaev.
Winning at “ONE: For Honor” improved the professional MMA record of Le to 9 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Saadulaev now has 17 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw and 1 No Contest.
While Le was the sole representative of both the U.S. and Vietnam at “ONE: For Honor,” Saadulaev was one of the two fighters who represented Russia. Australia, Cambodia, China, England, India, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Scotland, South Korea and Thailand were also represented.
Currently, Le is based in Metairie, Louisianna, USA. His father is originally from Vietnam.
A black belt in taekwondo and a former Interim Legacy Fighting Alliance Featherweight Champion, Le made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: For Honor.” He competed in “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 22 in 2015 and in the LFA from 2017 to 2018.
Check more photos of the bout between Le and Saadulaev on Top Sports Asia. Meanwhile, watch all the “ONE: For Honor” bouts here: