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[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Japan: Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, Kenta Yamada fight at ‘ONE: Dreams of Gold’ in Bangkok

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Thailand and Japan 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 ninth bout of the evening was between “Elbow Zombie” Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 25, of Thailand and Kenta Yamada, 32, of Japan.

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

Muangthai was one of the six fighters who represented Thailand. A World Boxing Council Japan Muay Thai Champion, Yamada was one of the three fighters who represented Japan.

Blue Corner

Yamada started his boxing training when he was 16 years old and eventually switched to kickboxing. He made his professional kickboxing debut in 2005.

“ONE: Dreams of Gold” marked Yamada’s third ONE Super Series bout. He is training out of Excite Sport Gym at Soka Matsubara in Sakaecho, Soka, Saitama, Japan.

Red Corner

Muangthai was 7 years old when he started competing and was 10 years old when he moved to Bangkok. He is now training out of PK Saenchai Muaythai gym in Thailand’s capital.

“ONE: Dreams of Gold” marked Muangthai’s second ONE Super Series bout. In his debut, he defeated Panicos Yusuf, 33, of Cyprus.

Results

Muangthai and Yamada competed in a Muay Thai contest in the bantamweight division. Elias Dolaptsis 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 Muangthai, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Dreams of Gold” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Muangthai to 35 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Yamada now has 199 wins, 42 losses and 4 draws.

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

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