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South Korea’s Kwon Won Il earns 4th ONE Championship win, knocks out Bruno Pucci fight in Singapore

Bruno Pucci, Yuji Shimada, Kwon Won Il (©ONE Championship)

Bruno Pucci, Yuji Shimada, Kwon Won Il (©ONE Championship)

“Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il (권원일), 25, of Seoul, South Korea was one of the winners at “ONE: Inside the Matrix IV.” It was the Korean mixed martial artist’s fourth victory in the Singapore-based martial arts promotion ONE Championship.

Training at Extreme Combat in Goyang, South Korea and Top Gym BF in Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines, Kwon fought Bruno “Puccibull” Pucci, 30, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil at “ONE: Inside the Matrix IV,” which featured three MMA matches, one Muay Thai contest and one kickboxing fight. ONE Championship taped the combat sports event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore before airing it on November 20, 2020.

In the third match of the evening, Pucci and Kwon battled it out in an MMA bout in the bantamweight division. Yuji Shimada served as the referee.

Shimada put a stop to the bantamweight contest after 2 minutes in the first round. Kwon knocked out Pucci via punches.

 

Winning at “ONE: Inside the Matrix IV” improved the professional MMA record of Kwon to 11 wins and 3 losses. The first three opponents he defeated in ONE Championship were Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen, 35, of Indonesia and the Netherlands, Eric “The Natural” Kelly, 38, of the Philippines and “The Terminator” Sunoto, 35, of Indonesia.

“ONE: Inside the Matrix IV” marked Kwon’s seventh ONE Championship bout. It was Pucci’s outing in the promotion.

Now, Pucci has 7 wins and 5 losses. He is riding a two-bout losing streak.

 

Kwon stands 178cm. Pucci, who is 2cm taller, trains at Evolve MMA in Singapore and United MMA in Waipio, Hawaii, United States.

Seven countries were represented at “ONE: Inside the Matrix IV” namely Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, Japan, Russia and South Korea. Pucci was one of the two fighters who represented Brazil while Kwon was one of the three representatives of South Korea. 

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