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China’s Fan Rong earns 1st ONE Championship win, knocks out Egypt’s Sherif Mohamed at ‘ONE: Legendary Quest’ in Shanghai

Fan Rong, Olivier Coste, Sherif Mohamed (© ONE Championship)

Fan Rong, Olivier Coste, Sherif Mohamed (© ONE Championship)

“King Kong Warrior” Fan Rong, 25, of Harbin, China was one of the winners at “ONE: Legendary Quest.” It was the Chinese mixed martial artist’s first victory in ONE Championship.

Featuring three Muay Thai matches, two kickboxing contests and nine MMA bouts, “ONE: Legendary Quest” took place at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on June 15, 2019. In the fifth bout of the evening, Fan fought Sherif “The Shark” Mohammed, 36, of Cairo, Egypt in an MMA match in the middleweight division with Olivier Coste as the referee.

Coste put a stop to the middleweight contest after 3 minutes and 50 seconds in the second round. Fan knocked out Sherif.

Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional MMA record of Fan to 13 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Sherif now has 9 wins and 5 losses.

[PHOTOS] China vs Egypt: Fan Rong, Sherif Mohamed fight at ‘ONE: Legendary Quest’ in Shanghai

Fan was one of the five hometown heroes who competed at “ONE: Legendary Quest” while Sherif solely represented Egypt. Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Scotland, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented.

On June 12, 2019, Fan and Sherif had their official face-off during the press conference at Yunspace in Shanghai. The event was graced by ONE Championship Greater China chairman Hua Fung Teh and reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China.

As an amateur fighter, Fan was a World Mixed Martial Arts Association Champion and as a professional athlete, he has been competing since 2016. He is training out of Longyun MMA Gym in Harbin under the tutelage of Jiang Long Yun.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Fan’s second ONE Championship bout. Before joining the promotion, he competed in Wu Lin Feng, Dacheng Wuyi, Legend King Championship and Glory of Heroes.

Meanwhile, watch the “ONE: Legendary Quest” recap here:

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