China and Pakistan were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.
Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. The sixth bout of the evening was between Kazuki Tokudome, 32, of Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan and Adrian “The Hunter” Pang, 41, of Australia.
While Tokudome was one of the four fighters who represented Japan at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Pang solely represented Australia and Papua New Guinea. Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal, Thailand and the United States were also represented.
Born in Kokopo, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea on September 1, 1977, Pang was 13 years old when he and his family moved to Australia. Training out of Integrated MMA and Fairtex, he made his professional MMA debut in 2001 and joined ONE Championship in 2014.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Pang’s eighth ONE Championship outing. He is a former Legend FC Lightweight Champion.
Born in Hachioji on March 4, 1987, Tokudome is training out of Paraestra Hachioji in Tokyo. He has been competing professionally since 2007 and he is a former Pancrase Lightweight World Champion.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Tokudome’s third ONE Championship outing. He previously competed in Pancrase and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, among others.
Tokudome and Pang competed in an MMA match in the lightweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.
Coste put a stop to the lightweight contest after 1 minute and 57 seconds in the second round. Tokudome knocked out Pang.
Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional MMA record of Tokudome to 19 wins, 10 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Pang now has 23 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” Main Events
Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The Thai contender won via technical decision after an accidental groin attack in the fourth round.
Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.
The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured Nong–O and Petchdam along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.
Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here: