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[PHOTOS] Myanmar vs Japan: Aung La N Sang, Ken Hasegawa fight at ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo

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Myanmar and Japan were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. It was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in Japan.

“ONE: A New Era” featured 11 mixed martial arts bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which include two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests. Prior to the main event, there were three co-main events, which were all title bouts.

In the second co-main event, Ken Hasegawa, 32, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 33, of Myanmar in a rematch. The two competed for the Burmese defending champion’s middleweight belt.

Hasegawa was one of the six fighters from Japan on the “ONE: A New Era” card. Aung solely represented Myanmar.

Blue Corner

Hasegawa is a DEEP Openweight Champion. “ONE: A New Era” marked his second ONE Championship bout.

Red Corner

Aung is training out of Hardknocks 365. “ONE: A New Era” marked his second ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

The ONE Middleweight World Championship bout between Aung and Hasegawa was the 13th bout of the evening at “ONE: A New Era.” Olivier Coste served as the referee.

Coste put a stop to the contest after 4 minutes and 41 seconds in the second round. Aung knocked out Hasegawa in front of the Japanese crowd.

Winning at “ONE: A New Era” improved the professional MMA record of Aung to 25 wins and 10 losses. On the other hand, Hasegawa now has 16 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw.

“ONE: A New Era” Main Event 

In the main event, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, of the Philippines in a rematch.

[RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Australia, China, Cyprus, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United States were also represented at “ONE: A New Era.” Check all the official results on Conan Daily.

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