MMA

South Korea’s Kwon Won Il earns 3rd ONE Championship, knocks out Sunoto at ‘ONE: Century 世紀’ in Tokyo, Japan

Sunoto, Chatri Sityodtong, Kwon Won Il (© ONE Championship)

Sunoto, Chatri Sityodtong, Kwon Won Il (© ONE Championship)

“Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il, 24, of South Korea was one of the winners at “ONE: Century 世紀” in Tokyo, Japan. It was the Korean mixed martial artist’s third victory in ONE Championship.

Featuring MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing matches, “ONE: Century 世紀” had two parts with 11 bouts each both of which took place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on October 12, 2019. In the first bout of the first part, Kwon fought “The Terminator” Sunoto, 34, of Indonesia in an MMA bout at a catch weight of 68kg.

Motohiro Tsuruwa served as the referee. He asked for a brief pause in the first round due to an accidental low blow.

Moments later, Kwon went on the offensive, putting Sunoto down with a punch and finishing him off with ground-and-pound. Tsuruwa put a stop to the catchweight bout after 1 minute and 43 seconds in the first round when the South Korean knocked out his Indonesian opponent.

Winning at “ONE: Century 世紀” improved the professional MMA record of  Kwon to 8 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Sunoto now has 11 wins and 7 losses.

 

Kwon is training out of Extreme Combat and Top Gym BF. Sunoto trains at IndoGym and Team Phanton MMA.

The South Korean MMA fighter has been competing professionally since 2014 and joined ONE Championship in 2019. The first two opponents he defeated in the promotion were Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen, 34, of Indonesia and the Netherlands and Eric “The Natural” Kelly, 37, of the Philippines.

“ONE: Century 世紀” was the second ONE Championship event held in Japan. It marked the martial arts organization’s 100th live event.

Including Indonesia and South Korea, a total of 18 countries were represented in the two parts of “ONE: Century 世紀.” The others were Algeria, Belarus, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United States.

Sunoto solely represented Indonesia while Kwon was one of the three representatives of South Korea. Watch the highlights of “ONE: Century 世紀” part 1 here:

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