Thailand and Australia were were among the 16 countries represented at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” on December 7, 2018. The fight card featured seven mixed martial arts matches and four Muay Thai contests.
ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Destiny of Champions” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the main event of the evening, Yodsanklai “The Hero” IWE Fairtex, 33, of Thailand faced Luis “Soot Raeng Geert” Regis, 33, of Australia.
Regis, who is of Brazilian descent, is one of the most prolific Muay Thai athletes and practitioners from Australia. He is not only a tough competitor but also responsible for guiding prospective Muay Thai athletes as a coach.
Among the Muay Thai titles captured by Regis over the course of his professional career are the IKBF Commonwealth Championship, Australian Championship, IKBF East Coast Championship and the NSW Championship. Highly technical in his approach, he often emphasizes sound striking techniques to enhance his power.
Training out of SRG Thai Boxing Gym, the Brazilian-Australian martial artist constantly travels between Australia and Thailand to sharpen his skills in his continuous learning journey. He was the only Australian athlete who competed at “ONE: Destiny of Champions,” which marked his ONE Super Series debut.
A multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion, Yodsanklai is one of the most popular and accomplished strikers in the world. He won close to 200 professional bouts against many fellow Muay Thai legends and in the process, he captured several prestigious titles, including three Lumpinee Stadium World Championships, two Lion Fight World Championships, two WMC World Championships and a WBC World Title.
On May 18, 2018, Yodsanklai made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams.” In a kickboxing bout at a catch weight of 72.5 kg, he defeated Chris “The African Warrior” Ngimbi, 34, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo via unanimous decision.
“ONE: Destiny of Champions” marked Yodsanklai’s second ONE Super Series bout. He, Panpayak Jitmuangnon, 22, and Petchmorrakot Petchyindee Academy, 24, were the only three Thai fighters on the card.
Yodsanklai and Regis competed in a Muay Thai bout in the featherweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.
Onari put a stop to the Muay Thai featherweight bout between Yodsanklai and Regis after 2 minutes and 8 seconds in the first round. The Thai fighter knocked out his Brazilian-Italian opponent, which marked the second win of the former in ONE Super Series.
Winning at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” improved Yodsanklai’s professional record to 201 wins, 71 losses and 4 draws. On the other hand, Regis now has 25 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw.
“ONE: Destiny of Champions” Co-Main Event
In the co-main event of the evening, Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 23, of Malaysia and Kiamrian Abbasov, 25, of Kyrgyzstan competed in an MMA match in the welterweight division. The Kyrgyzstani contender submitted his Malaysian opponent via rear-naked choke in the first round.
Brazil, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Destiny of Champions.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.