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Dagestan, Russia’s Alaverdi Ramazanov crowned ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion at ‘ONE: Mark of Greatness’ in Malaysia

Andy Hata, Alaverdi Ramazanov, Mitch Chilson

Andy Hata, Alaverdi Ramazanov, Mitch Chilson

Training out of Venum Training Camp Thailand, Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 23, of Dagestan, Russia has been crowned as the first ever champion of the bantamweight division of ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series in kickboxing. He earned the title at “ONE: Mark of Greatness” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ONE Championship held “ONE: Mark of Greatness” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on December 6, 2019. In the co-main event of the evening, Ramazanov competed for the inaugural ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Championship title against  “Muay Thai Boy” Zhang Chenglong, 21, of Shengli, Shandong, China.

Atsushi Onari served as the referee of the title bout. After five three-minute bouts, it was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, Onari raised the hand of Ramazanov, who was declared as the winner via unanimous decision. It was ONE Championship Japan president Andy Hata who presented the belt to the Russian champion before the post-fight interview with Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson.

“ONE: Mark of Greatness” marked Ramazanov’s fourth win in ONE Super Series. He now holds a professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of 61 wins and 5 losses.

Ramazanov is a three-time IFMA World Champion. He made his ring debut once he turned 18 years old and has since put together an excellent record by winning almost all of his bouts to date.

Zhang is a Top King Muay Thai World Champion. He began training in sanda and Muay Thai when he was 12 years old.

Losing to Ramazanov downgraded Zhang’s professional kickboxing record to 48 wins, 13 losses and 1 draw. It was the Chinese kickboxer’s first loss in ONE Super Series.

Watch all the “ONE: Mark of Greatness” bouts here:

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