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China’s Han Zi Hao earns 4th ONE Super Series win, knocks out Scotland’s Andrew Miller at ‘ONE: Legendary Quest’ in Shanghai

Han Zi Hao, Atsushi Onari, Andrew Miller

Han Zi Hao, Atsushi Onari, Andrew Miller

Han Zi Hao, 23, of Henan, China was one of the winners at “ONE: Legendary Quest.” It was the Chinese martial artist’s fourth victory in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.

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 11th bout of the evening, Han fought Andrew “Maddog Fairtex” Miller, 28, of Glasgow, Scotland in a Muay Thai match in the bantamweight division with Atsushi Onari as the referee.

Onari put a stop to the bantamweight Muay Thai bout after 2 minutes and 36 seconds when Han knocked out Miller. It was former Chinese national basketball team captain Liu Wei who handed Han’s medal inside the ONE Championship ring.

Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional Muay Thai and kickboxing record of Han to 59 wins and 16 losses. On the other hand, Miller now has 34 wins, 17 losses and 2 draws.

[PHOTOS] China vs Scotland: Han Zi Hao, Andrew Miller fight at ‘ONE: Legendary Quest’ in Shanghai

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

On June 12, 2019, Han and Miller 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.

At the age of 12, Han started his training in sanda. When he was 14, he moved from Hanan to Bangkok, Thailand to pursue his career as a Muay Thai fighter.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Han’s fifth ONE Super Series bout. Training out of Mad Muay Thai Gym in Bangkok, he was the first athlete to earn three wins in the league.

The first three opponents Han defeated in ONE Championship were Azwan “N41 Manik Ura” Che Wil, 23, of Malaysia, Ryan “The Filipino Assassin” Jakiri, 26, of the Philippines and Stergos “Greek Dynamite” Mikkios, 28, of Greece.

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

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