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Japan’s Kenta Yamada earns 1st ONE Super Series win at ‘ONE: For Honor’ in Jakarta, Indonesia

Kenta Yamada, Deividas Danyla

Fighting out of Japan, Kenta Yamada, 31, was one of the winners at ‘ONE: For Honor.” It was his first victory in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.

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 fifth bout of the evening, Yamada fought Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 27, of Lithuania in a Muay Thai contest in the bantamweight division with Atsushi Onari as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the Muay Thai match was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Yamada, who was declared the winner via split decision.

Winning at “ONE: For Honor” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Yamada to 58 wins, 24 losses and 6 draws. On the other hand, Danyla now has 47 wins and 12 losses.

Yamada was one of the four fighters who represented Japan at “ONE: For Honor” while Danyla solely represented Lithuania. Australia, Cambodia, China, England, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam were also represented.

When Yamada was 16 years old, he started his boxing training. He eventually switched to kickboxing and in 2005, he made his professional kickboxing debut.

Training out of E.S.G., Yamada was a World Boxing Council Muay Thai Japan Champion. “ONE: For Honor” marked his second ONE Super Series contest.

Check more photos of the bout between Yamada and Danyla on Top Sports Asia. Meanwhile, watch all the “ONE: For Honor” bouts here:


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