Southeast Asia

Australia’s Josh Tonna earns 1st ONE Super Series win, beats Italy’s Joseph Lasiri in Myanmar

Josh Tonna, Atsushi Onari, Joseph Lasiri

Josh Tonna, Atsushi Onari, Joseph Lasiri

Fighting out of Canberra, Australia, Josh “Time Bomb” Tonna, 30, was one of the ONE Super Series victors at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness.” He defeated Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri, 27, of Milan, Italy in a kickboxing bout in the flyweight division.

“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” took place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on October 26, 2018. In the third bout of the evening, Tonna took on Lasiri in a spirited ONE Super Series Kickboxing contest, featuring plenty of action and excitement.

Tonna and Lasiri traded their best shots in three solid rounds of action. But it was the Australian kickboxer who showcased superior technique, plastering the Italian contender with thudding kicks and impactful punches.

In the end, all three judges ruled the bout in favor of Tonna, earning the Australian kickboxer a unanimous decision victory. It was his first win in the striking-only league of ONE Championship.

“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” was the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here are the official results:

  1. Flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Kaji Ebin by Submission (Americana) at 4:01 minutes of round 1
  2. Bantamweight bout: Ahmad Qais Jasoor defeats Ma Xu Dong by Knockout (KO) at 2:16 minutes of round 2
  3. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Flyweight bout: Josh Tonna defeats Joseph Lasiri by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  4. Welterweight bout: Luis Santos defeats Daichi Abe by Knockout (KO) at 0:33 minutes of round 1
  5. Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Mite Yine by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  6. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Ryan Jakiri by Knockout (KO) at 1:39 minutes of round 1
  7. Catch Weight bout (67.0kgs): Masakazu Imanari defeats Radeem Rahman by Submission (Armbar) at 1:23 minutes of round 1
  8. ONE Super Series Light Heavyweight Kickboxing bout: Tarik Khbabez defeats Ibrahim El Bouni by TKO at 2:26 minutes of round 3
  9. Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Phoe Thaw by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:47 minutes of round 1
  10. ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Mohammad Karaki by TKO (Strikes) at 2:21 minutes of round 1

Watch all the “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” bouts here:

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