[PHOTOS] Russia vs South Korea: Yusup Saadulaev, Dae Hwan Kim fight at ‘ONE: Dreams of Gold’ in Bangkok, Thailand

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Russia and South Korea 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 sixth bout of the evening was between Yusup “Maestro” Saadulaev, 34, of Russia and “Ottogi” Dae Hwan Kim, 32, of South Korea.

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

Saadulaev was one of the three fighters who represented Russia. Kim solely represented South Korea.

Blue Corner

Born in South Korea on January 31, 1987, Kim has been competing professionally since 2008. He joined ONE Championship in 2013.

“ONE: Dreams of Gold” marked Kim’s 11th ONE Championship bout. He trains out of Kukje Gym/Ryeong Promotions in Seoul, South Korea.

Red Corner

Born in Dagestan, Russia on March 31, 1985, Saadulaev has been competing professionally since 2008. He joined ONE Championship in 2012.

“ONE: Dreams of Gold” marked Saadulaev’s 10th ONE Championship. He is currently training out of Uflacker Academy in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


Saadulaev and Kim competed in an MMA contest in the bantamweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the Muay Thai contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of Bangpleenoi, who was declared the winner via majority decision.

Winning at “ONE: Dreams of Gold” improved the professional MMA record of Saadulaev to 18 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Kim now has 15 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw.

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

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