China’s Zhao Zhi Kang earns 3rd ONE Championship win, submits Paul Lumihi at ‘ONE: Dreams of Gold’ in Bangkok, Thailand

Zhao Zhi Kang, Olivier Coste, Paul Lumihi (©ONE Championship)

Zhao Zhi Kang, Olivier Coste, Paul Lumihi (©ONE Championship)

Training out of Shanxi Xindu Martial Arts, Zhao Zhi Kang, 24, of China was one of the winners at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” It was the Chinese mixed martial artist’s third victory in ONE Championship.

Featuring MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai, “ONE: Dreams of Gold” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on August 16, 2019. In the first bout of the evening, Zhao fought Paul “The Great King” Lumihi, 31, of Indonesia in an MMA match in the bantamweight division.

Olivier Coste served as the referee. Zhao kicked things off in a spectacular fashion.

From the opening bell, the Shanxi Xindu Martial Arts athlete was dominant as he was able to neutralize Lumihi with his high-level grappling. In the second round, the Chinese contender took his Indonesian opponent down with ease.

Coste put a stop to the bantamweight contest after 4 minutes and 8 seconds. Zhao and locked in a rear-naked choke and forced Lumihi to tap within moments.

Including China and Indonesia, 19 countries were represented at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” The others were Brazil, Cambodia, Cuba, Cyprus, France, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Winning at “ONE: Dreams of Gold” improved the professional MMA record of Zhao to 12 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Lumihi now has 7 wins and 3 losses.

Zhao solely represented China. Lumihi was one of the five fighters who represented Indonesia.

“ONE: Dreams of Gold” marked Zhao’s fifth bout in ONE Championship. The first two opponents he defeated in the promotion were “Tank” Ma Xu Dong, 28, of China and Thai Rithy, 21, of Cambodia.

More photos from the bantamweight bout between Zhao and Lumihi are on Top Sports Asia. Watch the “ONE: Dreams of Gold” recap here:

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