The Philippines and South Korea were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2, 2019. It was the third ONE Championship event in 2019 that took place in the Philippines.
Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches and two Muay Thai matches, “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the seventh bout of the evening, Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 29, of the Philippines faced “Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park, 26, of South Korea.
Including the Philippines and South Korea, 12 countries were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes.” The other countries were Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.
Banario was one of the five hometown heroes on the card. Park solely represented South Korea.
Park is training out of Team Macho in South Korea. Born in South Korea on June 9, 1993, he made his professional MMA debut in 2013.
“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marked Park’s third ONE Championship outing not including his one bout in ONE Warrior Series. He was coming out of a knockout victory over Kimihiro Eto, 30, of Japan.
Banario is training out of Team Lakay in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines. Born on September 25, 1989, he has been competing professionally since 2010.
“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marked Banario’s 17th ONE Championship outing. He was coming out of a knockout loss to Lowen Tynanes, 28, of the U.S.
Banario and Park competed in an MMA match in the lightweight division. Yoshinori Umeki served as the referee.
After three five-minute rounds, the lightweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Umeki raised the hand of Park, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” improved the professional MMA record of Park to 10 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Banario now has 14 wins and 9 losses.
Check the complete “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” results on Conan Daily. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the press conference: