Kabul’s Ahmad Qais Jasoor is first Afghan MMA fighter to win in ONE Championship

Ahmad Qais Jasoor, Kemp Cheng, Ma Xu Dong

Ahmad Qais Jasoor, Kemp Cheng, Ma Xu Dong

Fighting out of Kabul, Afghanistan, “Lycan” Ahmad Qais Jasoor, 29, recently made history as the first ever Afghan mixed martial artist to win in ONE Championship. He was one of the victors in the recently concluded event of the martial arts organization in Myanmar, which featured seven MMA matches and three ONE Super Series kickboxing contests.

ONE Championship held “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on October 26, 2018. Jasoor was the sole representative from Afghanistan.

In the second bout of the evening, Jasoor faced “Tank” Ma Xu Dong, 27, of Xi’an, China in the bantamweight division. The Afghan contender switched his stance from orthodox to southpaw and repeatedly caught his Chinese opponent with staggering straight punches.

Jasoor’s switch-hitting style posed problems that Ma could not handle. The Afghan fighter went for the finish in the second round, landing a hard left hand before drilling his counterpart with a series of solid blows to secure the knockout win.

“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” was the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here are the official results:

  1. Flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Kaji Ebin by Submission (Americana) at 4:01 minutes of round 1
  2. Bantamweight bout: Ahmad Qais Jasoor defeats Ma Xu Dong by Knockout (KO) at 2:16 minutes of round 2
  3. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Flyweight bout: Josh Tonna defeats Joseph Lasiri by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  4. Welterweight bout: Luis Santos defeats Daichi Abe by Knockout (KO) at 0:33 minutes of round 1
  5. Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Mite Yine by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  6. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Ryan Jakiri by Knockout (KO) at 1:39 minutes of round 1
  7. Catch Weight bout (67.0kgs): Masakazu Imanari defeats Radeem Rahman by Submission (Armbar) at 1:23 minutes of round 1
  8. ONE Super Series Light Heavyweight Kickboxing bout: Tarik Khbabez defeats Ibrahim El Bouni by TKO at 2:26 minutes of round 3
  9. Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Phoe Thaw by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:47 minutes of round 1
  10. ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Mohammad Karaki by TKO (Strikes) at 2:21 minutes of round 1

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

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