MMA

South Korea’s Dae Sung Park earns 2nd ONE Championship win at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’ in Malaysia, beats Japan’s Kimihiro Eto again

Dae Sung Park, Yoshinori Umeki, Kimihiro Eto (© ONE Championship)

Dae Sung Park, Yoshinori Umeki, Kimihiro Eto (© ONE Championship)

“Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park, 26, of, South Korea was one of the winners at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 12, 2019. He defeated Kimihiro Eto, 30, of Japan in a rematch.

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 seventh bout of the evening, Park and Eto competed in an MMA match in the lightweight division with Yoshiniro Umeki as the referee.

The first round saw both Park and Eto on even footing, with each having their moments in a fast-paced and exciting contest. In the second round, the Korean found success with his high kicks, rocking his Japanese opponent who tried his best to survive.

However, Park’s power was too much for Eto to overcome. Umeki put a stop to the flyweight contest after 1 minute and 59 seconds in the second round when the Korean contender knocked out his Japanese opponent.

Winning at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” improved the professional MMA record of Park to 8 wins, 2 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. He is training out of MOB Training Center.

On the other hand, Eto now has 16 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws. He is training out of Wajutsu Keishukai HEARTS.

“ONE: Masters of Destiny” marked the second ONE Championship outing of Park. For Eto, it was his promotional debut.

Both Park and Eto are ONE Warrior Series alumni. During their first encounter in the ONE Championship subsidiary on March 31, 2018, the Korean fighter also knocked out his Japanese rival in the first round.

Including South Korea and Japan,19 countries were represented at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” The others were Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States.

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

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