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India’s Roshan Mainam earns 1st ONE Championship win at ‘ONE: Masters of Fate’ in Manila, Philippines

Roshan Mainam (©ONE Championship)

Roshan Mainam (©ONE Championship)

Fighting out of India, Roshan Mainam, 23, has earned his first ONE Championship victory. The Manipuri mixed martial artist was one of the winners at “ONE: Masters of Fate.”

Featuring 10 MMA matches and three Muay Thai contests, ONE Championship held “ONE: Masters of Fate” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 8, 2019. In the first bout of the evening, Mainam fought Khon Sichan, 32, of Cambodia in an MMA match in the flyweight division.

Motohiro Tsuruwa served as the referee. Mainam wasted little time in getting the action to the ground, taking Sichan down with ease.

Once on the mat, Mainam imposed his will on Sichan, getting into mount before finishing the bout. Tsuruwa put a stop to the flyweight contest after 3 minutes and 22 seconds in the first round when the Indian contender submitted his Cambodian opponent via armlock.

Winning at “ONE: Masters of Fate” improved the professional MMA record of Mainam to 4 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Sichan now has 29 wins, 10 losses and 3 draws.

Including India and Cambodia, 15 countries were represented at “ONE: Masters of Fate.” The others were Brazil, China, Cuba, Finland, France, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam.

Sichan solely represented Cambodia. He is training out of Phnom Penh MMA and Prodal Fight Gym.

Mainam was also the only representative of India. He trains out of Evolve MMA in Singapore.

“ONE: Masters of Fate” marked Mainam’s ONE Championship debut. It was Sichan’s fifth outing in the Singapore-based martial arts organization.

Hailing from Thoubal, Manipur, India, Mainam was 9 years old when he started wrestling. He was a member of India’s oldest and most prestigious wrestling camp called Guru Hanuman Akhara.

Before joining ONE Championship, Mainam competed in Super Fight League. He was the first ever Indian MMA fighter to join the Evolve Fight Team of Evolve MMA.

Watch all the “ONE: Masters of Fate” bouts here:

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