Training out of Oguni Gym in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, Kohei “Momotaro” Kodera, 29, was one of the winners at “ONE: Immortal Triumph.” It was his second victory in ONE Super Series, the striking only league of Singapore-based martial arts organization ONE Championship.
Featuring nine Muay Thai matches and three kickboxing contests, “ONE: Immortal Triumph” took place at the Phu Tho Indoor Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on September 6, 2019. In the third bout of the evening, Momotaro faced Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 39, of Thailand in a Muay Thai match in the flyweight division.
Olivier Coste served as the referee. He put a stop to the flyweight contest after 41 seconds in the first round when Momotaro knocked out Singtongnoi.
Winning at “ONE: Immortal Triumph” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Momotaro to 28 wins, 10 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Singtongnoi now has 222 wins and 82 losses.
“ONE: Immortal Triumph” marked the fourth ONE Super Series bout of Singtongnoi while it was Momotaro’s second outing in the league. While the Japanese contender is representing Oguni Gym, the Thai fighter is training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore.
Including Japan and Thailand, 15 countries were represented at “ONE: Immortal Triumph.” The others were Algeria, Australia, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.
Momotaro was one of the three fighters who represented Japan. Singtongnoi was one of the five representatives of Thailand.
Born on June 25, 1990, Momotaro was in kindergarten when he started his karate training. He attended Josai University in Sakado, Japan.
At the age of 20, the Oguni Gym athlete made his professional martial arts debut. He went on to become a World Boxing Council Muay Thai International Champion.
On March 8, 2019, Momotaro made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Reign of Valor” at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. He defeated Kenny “The Pitbull” Tse, 26, of Australia via unanimous decision in a kickboxing bout in the flyweight division.
“ONE: Immortal Triumph” was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in Vietnam and it featured the organization’s first ever fight card that included striking bouts only. Here is a recap: