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[PHOTOS] Malaysia vs China: Azwan Che Wil, Han Zi Hao fight at ‘ONE: Conquest of Champions’ in the Philippines

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Malaysia and China were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Conquest of Champions.” Taking place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, it is the fourth and last ONE Championship event in the Philippines in 2018.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” featured eight mixed martial arts matches, two Muay Thai bouts and two kickboxing contests. In the fourth bout of the evening, Azwan “N41 Manik Ura” Che Wil, 23, of Malaysia faced Han Zi Hao, 23, of China.

Blue Corner

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” marked Han’s third ONE Super Series bout. He is training out of Mad Muay Thai Gym and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

When Han made his debut in ONE Championship’s striking only league at “ONE: Beyond the Horizon” at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai on September 8, 2018, he defeated Stergos “Greek Dynamite” Mikkios, 28, of Greece via unanimous decision. On October 26, 2018, the Chinese Muay Thai fighter knocked out Ryan “The Filipino Assassin” Jakiri, 26, of the Philippines at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. 

Red Corner

Born in Kuala Krai, Kelantan, Malaysia, Che Wil is training out of N41 Hallo Fight Lab. He stands 170 cm tall.

Che Wil has trained with Thai Kuy descent welterweight Muay Thai kickboxer Buakaw Banchamek, 36, of Surin, Thailand. The Malaysian Muay Thai fighter made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Conquest of Champions.”

Fight Result

Che Wil and Han competed in a Muay Thai contest in the bantamweight division. Referee Atsushi Onari put a stop to the contest after 3 minutes and 52 seconds in the first round.

Han knocked out Che Wil. This improved the Chinese martial artist’s professional Muay Thai record to 60 wins and 15 losses.

This made Han the first ever martial artist to win in ONE Super Series three times. Losing to the Chinese fighter downgraded Che Wil’s professional Muay Thai record to 35 wins and 11 losses.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, of Baguio City, Philippines and Amir Khan, 23, of Singapore competed for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship. After five five-minute rounds, the Filipino contender won via unanimous decision.

In the main event, Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli, 35, of Terracina, Latina, Italy challenged reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 41, of Manila, Philippines. The Filipino defending champion knocked out his Italian challenger in the first round.

Meanwhile, here is Vera during the post-fight press conference:

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