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[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Mongolia: Shannon Wiratchai, Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu fight at ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ in Bangkok

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Thailand and Mongolia were among the 14 countries to be represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” It was 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 eighth bout of the evening, Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai, 30, of Thailand faced “Spear” Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu (Цогоохүү Амарсанаа), 28, of Mongolia.

Wiratchai was one of the seven hometown heroes competing at “ONE: Clash of Legends” while Amarsanaa was the only fighter from Mongolia. The Thai contender was supposed to face Tae Kyun “Ares” Kim of South Korea, who was later on replaced by the Mongolian fighter.

Blue Corner

Amarsanaa was born in Mongolia on August 25, 1990. He has been competing professionally since 2016 and started his MMA career with DEEP.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” marked Amarsanaa’s ONE Championship debut. He is training out of Mongolian Top Team and Shiren Beelii Fighting Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Red Corner

Wiratchai is a Naksu Champion who is known for his highly-entertaining walkouts to the ONE Championship cage. He created the OneShin Striking System, which uses creative combinations, and has been competing professionally since 2011.

Training out of Bangkok Fight Lab in Bangkok, Thailand, Wiratchai joined ONE Championship in 2012. “ONE: Clash of Legends” marked his 12 outing in the promotion.

Fight Result

Wiratchai and Amarsanaa competed in an MMA bout in the lightweight 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 Amarsanaa, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Clash of Legends” improved Amarsanaa’s professional MMA record to 5 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Wiratchai now has 9 wins, 4 losses and 1 No Contest.

“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, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, 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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