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India’s Gurdarshan Mangat earns 2nd ONE Championship win, beats Indonesia’s Abro Fernandes at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’ in Malaysia

Abro Fernandes, Olivier Coste, Gurdarshan Mangat (© ONE Championship)

Abro Fernandes, Olivier Coste, Gurdarshan Mangat (© ONE Championship)

Gurdarshan “Saint Lion” Mangat, 32, of India was one of the winners at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 12, 2019. He defeated Abro “The Black Komodo” Fernandes, 29, of Indonesia and Timor Leste.

It was the Indian mixed martial artist’s second outing and second victory in ONE Championship. When he made his promotional debut on March 8, 2019, he knocked out Toni “Dynamite” Tauru, 34, of Finland.

ONE Championship included four kickboxing contests, two Muay Thai matches and 10 MMA bouts on the “ONE: Masters of Destiny” card. In the 12th bout of the evening, Mangat and Fernandes competed in an MMA match in the flyweight division with Olivier Coste as the referee.

Mangat made excellent use of his reach advantage as he picked Fernandes apart with some fluid striking. The Indonesian-Timorese contender attempted a last-minute haymaker but could not follow through.

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

Winning at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” improved the professional MMA record of Mangat to 15 wins and 2 losses. He is training out Xtreme Couture and 10th Planet Las Vegas.

On the other hand, Fernandes now holds a professional MMA record of 7 wins and 2 losses. He is training out of IndoGym and Han Academy.

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

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

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