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Myanmar’s Phoe Thaw earns 8th ONE Championship win, beats Indonesia’s Victorio Senduk at ‘ONE: Legendary Quest’ in China

Victorio Senduk, Kemp Cheng, Phoe Thaw (© ONE Championship)

Victorio Senduk, Kemp Cheng, Phoe Thaw (© ONE Championship)

Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Yangon, Myanmar was one of the winners at “ONE: Legendary Quest.” It was the Burmese mixed martial artist’s eighth 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 first bout of the evening, Phoe faced Victorio “Indra” Senduk, 37, of Bandung, Indonesia with Kemp Cheng as the referee.

Cheng put a stop to the featherweight contest after 4 minutes and 17 seconds in the first round. Thaw knocked out Senduk.

Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional MMA record of Thaw: to 8 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Senduk now has 3 wins and 3 losses.

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At “ONE: Legendary Quest,” Senduk was one of the two athletes who represented Indonesia while Thaw solely represented Myanmar. Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco,  the Netherlands, the Philippines, Scotland, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented.

On June 12, 2019, Senduk and Thaw 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.

Born in Myanmar on November 9, 1984, Thaw earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Dagon University. He is representing Team PT and Fight for Good.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Thaw’s ninth ONE Championship bout. He made his professional MMA debut in 2015 and was the champion of the ONE Myanmar Featherweight Tournament.

Senduk was the second Indonesian opponent Thaw defeated in ONE Championship following “The Ice Man” Yohan Mulia Legowo, 38. The other opponents That defeated in the promotion were his fellow Burmese fighters Kyal Sin Htoo, Saw Llay, 29, Kat Pali, 25, Saw Yan Paing, 30, and Saw Ba Oo; Sor Sey, 37, of Cambodia.

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

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