China and Indonesia 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 sixth bout of the evening was between “Rock Man” Chen Lei, 30, of Changde, Hunan, China and Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen, 33, of Jakarta, Indonesia.
Chen was one of the five hometown heroes who competed at “ONE: Legendary Quest” while Engelen was one of the two representatives of Indonesia. Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Scotland, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented.
On June 12, 2019, Chen and Engelen 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 in Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands on June 23, 1985, Engelen has been competing professionally since 2013 and is a former Indonesia Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion. His Indonesian father Roland Engelen is from Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia and while his mother Inky Engelen-Parbles is Dutch.
Training out of Bali MMA in Bali, Indonesia, Anthony joined ONE Championship in 2015. “ONE: Legendary Quest” marked his 10th bout in the promotion.
Born in Changsha, China on December 31, 1988, Chen is a former Shanghai Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2017 and he in the same year, he joined ONE Championship.
“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Chen’s sixth ONE Championship bout. He is training of out Equilibrium Beijing in Beijing, China.
Chen and Anthony competed in an MMA match at a catch weight of 67.5 kg. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.
After three five-minute rounds, the catchweight bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Cheng raised the hand of Chen, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional MMA record of Chen to 6 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Engelen now has 8 wins and 7 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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