Training out of Fighting Brothers in Beijing, China, Miao Li Tao, 26, was one of the winners at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” It was his second victory in ONE Championship.
Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and six ONE Super Series contests, which were six kickboxing bouts, “ONE: Enter the Dragon” was the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2019 that took place in Singapore. In the ninth bout of the evening, Miao fought Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, 40, Thailand in an MMA match in the strawweight division with Kemp Cheng as the referee.
Miao shot in for a takedown early and was dominant on the mat as he tried to end the bout with a submission. Dejdamrong managed to survive however and lured his Chinese opponent into a striking exchange.
But Miao got the better of the Thai legend. The Fighting Brothers athlete connected on a left hook that immediately put his Thai opponent to sleep, forcing Cheng to put a stop to the strawweight contest after 4 minutes and 9 seconds in the first round.
Winning at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” improved the professional MMA record of Miao to 4 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Dejdamrong now has 10 wins and 5 losses
Dejdamrong was one of the five representatives of Thailand at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” while Miao solely represented China. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States were also represented.
Originally from Luoyang, Henan, China, Miao started his training in wushu sanda when he was a teenager. He has been competing professionally since 2016.
“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Miao’s second ONE Championship bout. In his promotional debut on November 24, 2017, he knocked out Sim Bunsrun, 26, of Cambodia.
More photos from Miao and Dejdamrong’s bout are on Top Sports Asia.