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[PHOTOS] South Korea vs Japan: Dae Hwan Kim, Shuya Kamikubo fight at ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ in Bangkok, Thailand

 

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South Korea and Japan were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” It will be the first ONE Championship event in 2019 to be held in Thailand.

Featuring five Muay Thai contests and seven mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Clash of Legends” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on February 16, 2019. In the 10th bout of the evening, Dae Hwan “Ottogi” Kim, 32, of South Korea facef Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo, 25, of Japan.

Kim was the only fighter who represented South Korea. Kamikubo was one of the three representatives of Japan.

Blue Corner

Born in Yokohama, Japan on April 12, 1995, Kamikubo graduated from Nihon University in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan where he was a successful collegiate judoka. He has been competing professionally since 2014.

A DEEP Future King 2014 Tournament Champion, Kamikubo joined ONE Championship in 2018 and defeated two opponents in the promotion in one year. “ONE: Clash of Legends”marked his third outing in the promotion.

Red Corner

From a small farming town in the southern part of South Korea, Kim moved to the capital city Seoil when he was in high school. He has been competing professionally since 2008 and joined ONE Championship in 2013.

Kim is a former Korean All Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight Champion and is currently training at KukJe Gym and Ryeong Promotion in Seoul. “ONE: Clash of Legends”marked his ninth ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

Kim and Kamikubo competed in an MMA bout in the strawweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.

After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of Kamikubo, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Clash of Legends” improved Kamikubo’s professional MMA record to 10 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. On the other hand, Kim now has 14 wins 4 losses and 1 draw.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 28, of Thailand faced Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov, 24, of Russia in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division. The Thai contender won via split decision.
In the main event, Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand and Han Zi Hao, 23, of China competed for the inaugural ONE Super Series Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.

Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” Check all the results here.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” full video

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