The Netherlands and Brazil 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 eighth bout of the evening was between Reinier “The Dutch Knight” de Ridder, 28, of Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands and Gilberto “Giba” Galvão, 37, of Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
De Ridder solely represented the Netherlands at “ONE: Legendary Quest” while Galvão was one of the representatives of Brazil. Australia, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Philippines, Scotland, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented.
On June 12, 2019, de Ridder and Galvão 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 Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 9, 1982, Galvão is a black belt both in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Luta Livre. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2006.
Training out of Astra Fight Team in Balneario Camboriu, Galvão joined ONE Championship in 2016. “ONE: Legendary Quest” marked his fourth bout in the promotion.
Born in the Netherlands on September 7, 1990, de Ridder started his judo training when he was 5 years old. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2013 and he is currently training out of Combat Brothers in Breda.
When de Ridder made his ONE Championship debut on January 25, 2019 in the Philippines, he submitted “King Kong Warrior” Fan Rong, 25, of Harbin, China. “ONE: Legendary Quest” marked his second bout in the promotion.
De Ridder and Galvão competed in an MMA match in the middleweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.
Coste put a stop to the middleweight contest after 57 seconds in the second round when de Ridder knocked out Galvão. The Dutch fighter was able to maintain his 100 percent finishing rate.
Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional MMA record of de Ridder to 11 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Galvão now has 30 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw.
“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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