Two Moroccan-Dutch kickboxers battled it out in a light heavyweight kickboxing match on the ONE Super Series card of “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” on October 26, 2018. They were Tarik Khbabez, 26, and Ibrahim “Mr. Cool” El Bouni, 25, who are both fighting out the Netherlands.
Khbabez outclassed El Bouni en route to a third-round technical knockout victory in an exciting, back-and-forth ONE Super Series Kickboxing contest. From the get-go, the two Moroccan-Dutch kickboxers went toe-to-toe as they traded blistering strikes in the opening round.
However, it was Khbabez who picked up steam as the bout progressed. He hammered shots to the body until finally getting the stoppage late in the third and final round.
Khbabez is a two-time Superkombat Heavyweight World Champion. On the other hand, El Bouni was the A1WCC World Champion.
Taking place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” was the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here are the official results:
- Flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Kaji Ebin by Submission (Americana) at 4:01 minutes of round 1
- Bantamweight bout: Ahmad Qais Jasoor defeats Ma Xu Dong by Knockout (KO) at 2:16 minutes of round 2
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Flyweight bout: Josh Tonna defeats Joseph Lasiri by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Welterweight bout: Luis Santos defeats Daichi Abe by Knockout (KO) at 0:33 minutes of round 1
- Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Mite Yine by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Ryan Jakiri by Knockout (KO) at 1:39 minutes of round 1
- Catch Weight bout (67.0kgs): Masakazu Imanari defeats Radeem Rahman by Submission (Armbar) at 1:23 minutes of round 1
- ONE Super Series Light Heavyweight Kickboxing bout: Tarik Khbabez defeats Ibrahim El Bouni by TKO at 2:26 minutes of round 3
- Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Phoe Thaw by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:47 minutes of round 1
- 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: