kickboxing, Muay Thai and Wushu

Australia’s Josh Tonna decisions Japan’s Yoshihisa Morimoto at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Josh Tonna (© ONE Championship)

Josh Tonna (© ONE Championship)

Josh “TimeBomb” Tonna, 31, of Australia was one of the ONE Super Series winners at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 12, 2019. He defeated Yoshihisa “Mad Dog” Morimoto, 28, of Japan.

ONE Championship included four kickboxing contests, two Muay Thai matches and 10 mixed martial arts bouts on the “ONE: Masters of Destiny” card. In the first bout of the evening, Tonna and Morimoto competed in a kickboxing match in the flyweight division with Olivier Coste as the referee.

Early in the first round, Morimoto was aggressive. But Tonna overcame a spirited start from his Japanese opponent.

Picking up the pace in the second round, Tonna made some key adjustments to put the pressure on Morimoto. It was the Australian kickboxer who finished strong.

After three three-minute rounds, the kickboxing contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of Tonna, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” improved the professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of Tonna to 33 wins and 17 losses. He is training out of Stockade Training Centre.

On the other hand, Morimoto now has a professional kickboxing record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw. He is training out of Bring It On Paraestra AKK.

Including Australia and Japan, 20 countries were represented at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” The others were Brazil, China, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam and the United States.

More photos from the bout between Tonna and Morimoto on Top Sports Asia. Here are some “ONE: Masters of Destiny” highlights:

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