Malaysia was well-represented at the ONE Championship event titled “ONE: Masters of Destiny” on July 12, 2019. The fight card featured mixed martial arts matches as well as ONE Super Series contests including Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts.
ONE Championship held “ONE: Masters of Destiny” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The fifth bout of the evening was between Malaysian fighters “Jordan Boy” Mohammed bin Mahmoud, 23, and Saiful “The Vampire” Merican, 30.
Bin Mahmoud is training out Sampuri Muay Thai Gym Ampang in Kuala Lumpur. “ONE: Masters of Destiny” marked his fifth ONE Super Series bout.
Merican is training out of Merican Muay Thai Gym in Kuala Lumpur. He competed in eight MMA bouts in ONE Championship from 2013 to 2017 but he made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.”
Olivier Coste was the referee of the bout between Bin Mahmoud and Merican, who competed in a Muay Thai match in the bantamweight division. It was the second Muay Thai match on the card.
After three three-minute rounds, the Muay Thai contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of bin Mahmoud, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” improved the professional Muay Thai record of bin Mahmoud to 32 wins and 5 losses. On the other hand, Merican now holds a professional Muay Thai record of 94 wins, 17 losses and 13 draws.
Check the complete “ONE: Masters of Destiny” results on Conan Daily.
Including Malaysia, 20 countries were represented at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” The others were Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam and the United States.
The match between bin Mahmoud and Merican was the only bout between two Malaysians. Including the two, four hometown heroes were on the card.
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