Japan and the Netherlands 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 third bout of the evening was between Kota “Kong” Shimoishi, 31, of Osaka, Japan and Pieter “The Archangel” Buist, 31, of Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands.
While Shimoishi was one of the four fighters who represented Japan at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Buist solely represented the Netherlands. Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal, Thailand and the United States were also represented.
Born in the Netherlands on March 1, 1988, Buist made his professional MMA debut in 2012. He is training out of Team Souwer and Combat Brothers.
Buist made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” He previously competed in Kunlun Fight, Centurion Fight Championship and World Fighting League, among others.
Born in Kitamorokata-gun, Miyazaki, Japan on June 26, 1987, Shimoishi made his professional MMA debut in 2008. He is a former Shooto Welterweight Tournament Champion.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Shimoishi’s third ONE Championship bout. He is training out of Shooto Gym Blows in Osaka under the tutelage of former Shooto Welterweight Champion Takashi Nakamura, 45, of Tokyo, Japan.
Shimoishi and Buist competed in an MMA match in the lightweight division. Yoshinori Umeki served as the referee.
Umeki put a stop to the lightweight contest after 3 minutes and 55 seconds in the second round. Buist knocked out Shimoishi.
Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional MMA record of Buist to 15 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Shimoishi now has 21 wins and 8 losses.
“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.
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