Akimoto, Sagetdao Victorious At ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES II

Akimoto, Sagetdao Victorious At ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES II

ONE Championship - October 20, 2020

ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES II delivered thrilling action from start to finish, but it was the ONE Super Series main and co-main event bouts that brought non-stop striking action to the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, 16 October.

In the main event, Hiroki Akimoto made his bantamweight debut against the division’s #3-ranked kickboxing contender “Muay Thai Boy” Zhang Chenglong, and despite being outsized, he wasn’t outmatched.

The Japanese ace often stood in the pocket with Zhang, exchanging blistering hooks and sweltering body kicks. Ultimately, he racked up enough points to steal the split decision win from “Muay Thai Boy.”

That victory may have put Akimoto in the top five rankings, but martial arts fans will have to wait and see how that plays out.

In the night’s co-main event, living legend Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai had a successful comeback to “the art of eight limbs,” as he beat “Muay Thai Boy’s” older brother, “Bamboo Sword” Zhang Chunyu.

“Deadly Star” looked like he never missed a step despite being out of the sport for six years. From the get-go, he launched troubling left kicks at the body and head of Zhang, who did little to retaliate against the Thai.

When “Bamboo Sword” did pick up the action, Sagetdao picked him apart with punches from the outside. Inside the clinch, the Thai dominated there as well, working his positioning to allow for slicing elbows.

In the end, all three judges gave the nod to Sagetdao, who will no doubt use this momentum to make a run to the top of the featherweight division.


Bantamweight Kickboxing
Hiroki Akimoto defeats “Muay Thai Boy” Zhang Chenglong via split decision

Featherweight Muay Thai
Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai defeats “Bamboo Sword” Zhang Chunyu via unanimous decision

Tang Kai defeats Keanu Subba via unanimous decision

Flyweight Muay Thai
“Metal Storm” Wang Wenfeng defeats Azwan Che Wil via unanimous decision

Ryuto “Dragon Boy” Sawada defeats Miao Li Tao via unanimous decision

Bantamweight Muay Thai
Han Zi Hao defeats Mohammed “Jordan Boy” Bin Mahmoud via knockout at 0:49 of round three

ONE Championship returns to action on 30 October with ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX, an action-packed event with four ONE World Titles on the line. Catch the event live and for free on the ONE Super App.

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