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Inner Mongolia, China’s Hexigetu earns 3rd ONE Championship win, beats Dejdamrong in Singapore

Hexigetu

Hexigetu

“Wolf of the Grasslands” Hexigetu (和喜格图), 31, of Inner Mongolia, China was one of the winners at “ONE: Reign of Dynasties.” It was his third victory in the Singapore-based martial arts organization ONE Championship.

Featuring five mixed martial arts matches and one Muay Thai title bout, “ONE: Reign of Dynasties” is a closed-door event held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on October 9, 2020. In the second bout of the evening, Hexigetu fought Dejdamrong “Kru Rong” Sor Amnuaysirichoke, 41, of Thailand in an MMA contest in the strawweight division.

Mohamad Sulaiman served as the referee. Hexigetu scored a huge victory over a Muay Thai legend and former ONE World Champion by showcasing his superior wrestling for three rounds.

The two athletes exchanged blows constantly on the feet with Dejdamrong stalking Hexigetu while the latter picked his spots. The Chinese MMA fighter would take his Thai opponent down consistently in every round, which weighed heavily on the judges’ decision.

 

After three five-minute rounds, the strawweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Sulaiman raised the hand of Hexigetu, who was declared the winner via split decision.

Winning at “ONE: Reign of Dynasties” improved the professional MMA record of Hexigetu to 7 wins and 2 losses. He is now riding a three-bout winning streak.

On the other hand, Dejdamrong now has 11 wins and 6 losses. It was his 17th outing in ONE Championship, the only promotion he competed in as a professional MMA fighter.

 

Competing professionally since 2014, Hexigetu made his ONE Championship debut in 2017. The first two opponents he defeated in the promotion were Ovais “The Enigma” Shah, 31, of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan and Ramon “The Bicolano” Gonzales, 32, of Albay, Philippines.

Eight countries were represented at “ONE: Reign of Dynasties” namely Australia, China, Finland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Hexigetu represented China with Liu Peng Shuai (刘彭帅), 24, of Beijing, China while Dejdamrong represented Thailand with ONE Strawweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, 36.

“We are honored that ONE Championship has been entrusted by the Singapore Government to pilot the return of international sports events for broadcast from Singapore,” ONE Championship group president Hua Fung Teh said days before the fight night. “We are thrilled to be able to bring our local and international heroes back to the Singapore Indoor Stadium to inspire martial arts fans in Singapore and around the world with their inspiring combination of heart, hard work and talent.”

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