Thailand and Italy were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on May 17, 2019. ONE Championship held the combat sports event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and six ONE Super Series contests, which were six kickboxing bouts, “ONE: Enter the Dragon” was the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2019 that took place in Singapore. The 14th bout was between Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy, 25, of Thailand and Giorgio “Doctor” Petrosyan, 33, of Gorizia, Italy.
Petchmorakot was one of the four representatives of Thailand at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” while Petrosyan solely represented Italy. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States were also represented.
Representing Team Leone Petrosyan, Petrosyan holds several prestigious titles including two K-1 World MAX World Championships and a Glory Slam Tournament Championship. Born in Yerevan, Armenia on December 10, 1985, he was 13 years old when he and his family moved to Italy.
“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Petrosyan’s third ONE Super Series outing. He defeated his first two opponents in the league namely “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 29, and Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy, 25, who are both fighting out of Thailand.
Born on February 14, 1993 in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, Petchmorakot was just 9 years old when he started his training in Muay Thai. Representing Petchyindee Academy, he holds Lumpinee Stadium World Championships in two divisions and a WMC Muay Thai title.
“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Petchmorrakot’s fifth bout in ONE Super Series. He lost to Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 23, of Russia but defeated “The Funky Drummer” Fabrice Fairtex Delannon, 36, of France, Liam “The Hitman” Harrison, 33, of the United Kingdom and Kenta Yamada, 31, of Japan.
The bout between Petchmorakot and Petrosyan was one of the four quarter-final bouts in the ONE Featherweight Kicboxing World Grand Prix at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” Atsushi Onari served as the referee.
After three three-minute rounds, the kickboxing bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Petchmorakot, who was declared the winner via split decision.
Winning at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” improved the professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of Petchmorrakot to 159 wins, 34 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Petrosyan now has 90 wins, 3 loses, 2 draws and 1 No Contest.
“ONE: Enter the Dragon” Main Events
Both fighting out of the Netherlands, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, and Regian “The Immortal” Eersel, 25, competed for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The latter won the title via unanimous decision.
Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Championship: Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan in the main event. The Singaporean challenger dethroned the Japanese defending champion via technical knockout.
Check the complete results for “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on Conan Daily.