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Bell Wood Fight Team’s Taiki Naito earns 1st ONE Super Series win at ‘ONE: Dawn of Valor’ in Jakarta, Indonesia

Alexi Serepisos, Taiki Naito (©ONE Championship)

Alexi Serepisos, Taiki Naito (©ONE Championship)

Representing Bell Wood Fight Team, Taiki “Silent Sniper” Naito, 23, of Japan has earned his first victory in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series. He was one of the winners at “ONE: Dawn of Valor.”

“ONE: Dawn of Valor” featured 13 mixed martial arts bouts and three ONE Super Series contests, which are two kickboxing contests and one Muay Thai fight. In the second bout of the evening, Naito competed in a Muay Thai bout in the flyweight division against Alexi Serepisos, 25, of New Zealand.

Atsushi Onari served as the referee. Naito delivered a stunning performance, stopping Serepisos within three rounds.

It was an action-packed contest, beginning with both athletes putting in some good work from the opening bell. For the duration of the bout it was Naito who proved to be the sharper, more accurate striker.

In the third round, Naito connected on a beautiful left hook to put Serepisos down and out. Onari put a stop to the flyweight contest after 2 minutes and 25 seconds in the third round when the Japanese fighter knocked out his Kiwi opponent.

 

Winning at “ONE: Dawn of Valor” improved the professional Muay Thai and kickboxing record of Naito to 30 wins and 8 losses. On the other hand, Serepisos now holds a professional Muay Thai record of 40 wins and 15 losses.

Including New Zealand and Japan, 15 countries were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Valor.” The others were Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sweden, Tajikistan, Timor Leste and the United States.

Both Naito and Serepisos were ONE Super Series debutantes at “ONE: Dawn of Valor.” Here is a recap of the event from Michael Schiavello and Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson:

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