The Netherlands and China were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.” It is the second ONE Championship event in 2019.
Featuring one kickboxing contest, four Muay Thai matches and nine mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The seventh bout of the evening was between ONE Championship debutantes Reinier De Ridder, 28, of Breda, Netherlands and “King Kong Warrior” Fan Rong, 25, of Haerban, China.
Fan is training out of Longyun MMA. He is a World Mixed Martial Arts Association Champion.
De Ridder is training out of Combat Brothers in Breda and his martial arts background includes judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He entered the ONE Championship cage as an undefeated fighter.
De Ridder and Fan competed in an MMA match in the middleweight division. Referee Yuji Shimada put a stop to the contest at 1:51 of the first round when the Dutch fighter submitted his Chinese opponent via D’arce choke.
By winning at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent,” de Ridder maintained his undefeated record and now has 10 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Fan now has 12 wins and 2 losses.
“ONE: Hero’s Ascent” Main Events
In the co-main event, Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 29, of Benguet, Philippines and Lowen Tynanes, 28, of Hawaii, United States competed in the first bout of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix quarter-finals. The Hawaiian fighter knocked out his Filipino opponent in the first round.
In the main event, Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 30, of Brazil challenged reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 29, of the Philippines. The challenger dethroned the defending champion via unanimous decision.
Australia, Algeria, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.” Check the complete results here.