[PHOTOS] France vs Russia: Samy Sana, Dzhabar Askerov fight at ‘ONE: Dreams of Gold’ in Bangkok, Thailand

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France and Russia were represented at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” ONE Championship held the combat sports event at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on August 16, 2019.

Featured on the “ONE: Dreams of Gold” card were seven mixed martial arts fights and seven ONE Super Series contests, which were three kickboxing matches and four Muay Thai contests. The 11th bout of the evening was between Samy “AK47” Sana, 30, of France and Dzhabar “Genghis Khan” Askerov, 33, of Russia.

Including France and Russia, 19 countries were represented at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” The others were Brazil, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Cyprus, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Sana solely represented Brazil. Askerov was one of the three fighters who represented Russia.

Blue Corner

Born in Kurah, Dagestan, Russia on January 24, 1986, Askerov has been competing professionally as a kickboxer since 2004. He is also a professional MMA fighter and boxer and is training out of Vityaz Fight Club in Moscow, Russia.

“ONE: Dreams of Gold” marked Askerov’s second ONE Super Series bout. In his debut, he defeated Enriko “The Hurricane” Kehl, 27, of Germany.

Red Corner

Born in Paris, France on December 10, 1988, Sana is of French and Algerian descent. He has been training in Muay Thai since he was 12 years old and he joined ONE Super Series in 2018.

“ONE: Dreams of Gold” marked Sana’s fifth ONE Super Series bout. He is training out of Phénix Muaythai Paris in Rue Eugène Oudiné, Paris and Venum Training Camp Thailand in Chonburi, Thailand.


Sana and Askerov competed in a ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix semi-final bout. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the kickboxing contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Sana, who was declared the winner via majority decision.

Winning at “ONE: Dreams of Gold” improved the professional kickboxing record of Sana to 135 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Askerov now has 108 wins, 36 losses and 2 draws.

Check the complete list of “ONE: Dreams of Gold” results on Conan Daily. Here is a recap:

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