Australia and Brazil were among the 18 countries represented at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in the Philippines.
Featuring two kickboxing contests, two Muay Thai bouts and 11 mixed martial arts matches, “ONE: Roots of Honor” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 12, 2019. In the eighth bout of the evening, Andre “The Giant” Meunier, 42, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia faced Anderson “Braddock” Silva, 32, of São Paulo, Brazil.
Silva was born in São Paulo on August 29, 1986. He is training out of RVT Rizzo and TFT.
“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked Silva’s ONE Super Series debut. He previously competed in SUPERKOMBAT and GLORY.
Meunier is a four-time Kickboxing World Champion. He is training out of Team Ultimate Gym Australia.
“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked Meunier’s second ONE Super Series bout. When he made his promotional debut at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China, he lost to Ibrahim “Mr. Cool” El Bouni, 25, of Morocco and the Netherlands.
Meunier and Silva competed in a kickboxing contest in the heavyweight division. Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee.
Dolaptsis put a stop to the heavyweight bout after 1 minute and 14 seconds in the first round. Silva knocked out Meunier.
Winning at “ONE: Roots of Honor” improved Silva’s professional kickboxing record to 51 wins, 17 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Meunier now has 42 wins and 9 losses.
“ONE: Roots of Honor” Main Events
In the co-main event, Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 23, of the Philippines challenged reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta, 31, of Japan in a rematch. The Filipino challenger knocked out the Japanese defending champion in the fourth round.
In the main event, reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam defended his belt against former champion Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa, 43, of Mongolia. The Vietnamese-Australian defending champion knocked out the Mongolian challenger in the second round.
Afghanistan, China, Cuba, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.