China and the Philippines were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Legendary Quest.” On the card were both mixed martial arts matches and ONE Super Series contests, featuring both kickboxing and Muay Thai.
ONE Championship held “ONE: Legendary Quest” at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on June 15, 2019. The fifth bout of the evening was between “King Kong Warrior” Fan Rong, 25, of Harbin, China and Sherif “The Shark” Mohammed, 36, of Cairo, Egypt.
Fan was one of the five hometown heroes who competed at “ONE: Legendary Quest” while Sherif solely represented Egypt. Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Scotland, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented.
On June 12, 2019, Fan and Sherif had their official face-off during the press conference at Yunspace in Shanghai. The event was graced by ONE Championship Greater China chairman Hua Fung Teh and reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China.
Born on September 6, 1982 in Cairo, Sherif has been competing professionally since 2012. He is a former Egyptian Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion.
Representing Egyptian Top Team, Sherif joined ONE Championship in 2017. “ONE: Legendary Quest” marked his third bout in the promotion.
As an amateur fighter, Fan was a World Mixed Martial Arts Association Champion and as a professional athlete, he has been competing since 2016. He is training out of Longyun MMA Gym in Harbin under the tutelage of Jiang Long Yun.
“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Fan’s second ONE Championship bout. Before joining the promotion, he competed in Wu Lin Feng, Dacheng Wuyi, Legend King Championship and Glory of Heroes.
Fan and Sherif competed in an MMA match in the middleweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.
Coste put a stop to the middleweight contest after 3 minutes and 50 seconds in the second round. Fan knocked out Sherif.
Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional MMA record of Fan to 13 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Sherif now has 9 wins and 5 losses.
“ONE: Legendary Quest” Main Events
Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 23, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia faced ONE Championship debutante Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama, 43, of Osaka, Japan in an MMA match in the welterweight division. The Malaysian contender won via unanimous decision.
ONE Super Series debutante Alma Juniku, 18, of Australia challenged reigning ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 27, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.
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