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Evolve MMA’s Hiroki Akimoto earns 2nd ONE Super Series win, decisions Kenny Tse at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’ in Malaysia

Hiroki Akimoto, Elias Dolaptsis, Kenny Tse (© ONE Championship)

Hiroki Akimoto, Elias Dolaptsis, Kenny Tse (© ONE Championship)

Training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore, Hiroki Akimoto, 26, of Japan 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 Kenny “The Pitbull” Tse, 24, of Australia.

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 ninth bout of the evening, Akimoto and Tse competed in a kickboxing bout in the flyweight division with Elias Dolaptsis as the referee.

A former WFKO Karate World Champion, Akimoto put his talents on full display as he outstruck Tse throughout the three-round contest. The Chinese-Australian kickboxer had no answer for his Japanese opponent.

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

Winning at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” improved the professional kickboxing record of Akimoto to 21 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Tse now holds a professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of 39 wins and 8 losses.

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

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

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