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Japan’s Koyomi Matsushima earns 3rd ONE Championship win, knocks out South Korea’s Kim Jae Woong at ‘ONE: Warrior’s Code’ in Indonesia

Kemp Cheng, Koyomi Matsushima (©ONE Championship)

Kemp Cheng, Koyomi Matsushima (©ONE Championship)

Koyomi “Moushigo” Matsushima (松嶋こよみ), 26, of Japan has earned her third victory in ONE Championship. He was one of the winners at “ONE: Warrior’s Code.”

Featuring three Muay Thai contests and eight mixed martial arts bouts, ONE Championship held “ONE: Warrior’s Code” at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 7, 2020. In the seventh bout of the evening, Matsushima competed in an MMA bout in the featherweight division against Kim Jae Woong (김재웅), 26, of South Korea.

Kemp Cheng served as the referee. Matsushima was a takedown machine as he was able to repeatedly bring Kim to the mat and dominate the action on the ground.

In the final round, Matsushima landed a right hand followed by a left hook that had Kim rocked. Cheng put a stop to the featherweight contest when the Japanese contender followed up with more strikes and ground-and-pound to earn the finish after 24 seconds in the third round.

Losing to Matsushima downgraded the professional MMA record of Kim to 10 wins and 5 losses. It was the second ONE Championship bout of the Korean contender, who is training out of Extreme Combat and Top Gym BF.

On the other hand, it marked Matushima’s fourth outing in ONE Championship. He now has 12 wins and 4 losses.

Including Japan and South Korea, 15 countries were represented at “ONE: Warrior’s Code.” The others were Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cyprus, Indonesia, Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Thailand, Timor Leste and the United Kingdom.

Kim solely represented South Korea. Training out of Pancrase ISM Yokohama, Matsushima was one of the three representatives of Japan.

The first two ONE Championship opponents Matsushima defeated were Marat “Cobra” Gafurov, 35, of Russia and “Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il, 24, of South Korea. Meanwhile, here is a “ONE: Warrior’s Code” recap:

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