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Filipino fighters suffer first round losses in ONE: Pursuit of Greatness

/ 12:37 AM October 28, 2018

Indonesia’s Rudy Agustian, right, celebrates after beating the Philippines’ Kaji Ebin during their flyweight bout in ONE: Pursuit of Greatness in Yangon, Myanmar. Agustian won by submission in the first round. Photo from ONE Championship

It was a forgettable night for Filipino fighters after Ryan Jakiri and Kaji Ebin suffered first-round losses in the ONE: Pursuit of Greatness Friday night at Yangon, Myanmar.

Jakiri was knocked out by China’s Han Zi Hao, the Top King Muay Thai champion, who unloaded a crushing counter right hand in the opening round of their ONE Super Series kickboxing duel.

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Flyweight Ebin, on the other hand, couldn’t escape the americana lock applied by Rudy Agustian of Indonesia, who won by submission at the 4:01 mark.

In the main event, hometown hero Aung La N Sang retained the middleweight title after scoring a TKO victory by strikes over Lebanese challenger Mohammad Karaki.

“This is just the beginning. I’m going to keep getting better, and I guarantee that I’m going to put on better shows. Together, Myanmar, there are 60 million of us. If we unite and if we work together, we can achieve anything,” Aung La N Sang said.

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