Training out of Venum Training Camp Thailand, Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 23, of Russia was one of the winners at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” It was the Russian martial artist’s third victory in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.
Featuring mixed martial arts, kickboxing and Muay Thai, “ONE: Dreams of Gold” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on August 16, 2019. In the second bout of the evening, Ramazanov fought Ognjen Topic, 33, of Serbia and the United States in an Muay Thai match in the bantamweight division.
Atsushi Onari served as the referee with Dom Lau as the announcer. Ramazanov made quick work of Topic.
With a storm of punches and kicks, Ramazanov picked Topic apart en route to a trio of knockdowns in just the opening round for the flawless finish. Onari put a stop to the bantamweight contest after 2 minutes and 25 seconds in the first round when the Russian striking sensation knocked out his Serbian-American opponent.
Winning at “ONE: Dreams of Gold” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Ramazanov to 60 wins and 5 losses. On the other hand, Topic now has 34 wins, 23 losses and 2 draws.
Including Russia, Serbia and the U.S., 19 countries were represented at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” The others were Brazil, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Cyprus, France, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom.
Ramazanov was one of the three fighters who represented Russia. Topic solely represented Serbia and was one of the two representatives of the U.S.
“ONE: Dreams of Gold” marked Ramazanov’s fifth ONE Super Series bout. The first two opponents he defeated in the league were Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy, 25, of Thailand, formerly known as Petchmorakot Wor. Sangprapai, and Andrew Miller, 28, of Scotland.
More photos from the Muay Thai bout between Zhao and Lumihi are on Top Sports Asia. Watch the “ONE: Dreams of Gold” recap here: