Malaysia and Japan were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.” It is the second ONE Championship event in 2019.
Featuring one kickboxing contest, four Muay Thai matches and nine mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the second bout of the evening, “Jordan Boy” Mohammed Bin Mahmoud, 22, of Malaysia faced Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan.
Suzuki is training out of Bellwood Fight Team. When he made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” on November 23, 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, he defeated Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 26, of Lithuania.
Mahmoud trains out of Sampuri Muay Thai Gym Ampang. When he made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” on December 7, 2018 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he defeated Stergos “Greek Dynamite” Mikkios, 28, of Greece and the United States.
Mahmoud faced Suzuki in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.
Onari put a stop to the contest after 2 minutes and 53 seconds in the third round. The Japanese fighter knocked out his Malaysian opponent.
Winning at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” improved Suzuki’s professional record to 41 wins, 11 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Mahmoud now has 31 wins and 3 losses.
“ONE: Hero’s Ascent” Main Events
In the co-main event, Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 29, of Benguet, Philippines and Lowen Tynanes, 28, of Hawaii, United States competed in the first bout of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix quarter-finals. The Hawaiian fighter knocked out his Filipino opponent in the first round.
In the main event, Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 30, of Brazil challenged reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 29, of the Philippines. The challenger dethroned the defending champion via unanimous decision.
Australia, Algeria, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.” Check the complete results here.