ONE: Dawn of Heroes live stream, results and highlights

By Tom Taylor - August 2, 2019

On Friday, ONE Championship returned to Manila, Philippines with an absolutely stacked card in ONE: Dawn of Heroes.

Demetrious Johnson, Dawn of Heroes

The card was topped by a featherweight title fight between ferocious champion Martin Nguyen and surging Japanese challenger Koyomi “Moushigo” Matsushima. The co-headliner, meanwhile, saw ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Jonathan Haggerty attempt to defend his strap against Thai tank Rodtang Jitmuangnon.

For Western fans, the most notable features of the ONE: Dawn of Heroes card were the latest appearances from former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez.

The former UFC flyweight champion Johnson took on Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada in the semifinals of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix, while the former lightweight champion Alvarez took on two-time former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang in a ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semifinal bout. Alvarez and Folayang’s bout was not initially part of the tournament, but was added after a slew of injuries.

ONE: Dawn of Heroes was also supposed to feature the ONE debut of former UFC heavyweight Arjan Bhullar, but his opponent Mauro Cerilli failed a pre-fight medical, nixing the matchup.

Watch the entire ONE: Dawn of Heroes card below, and keep scrolling for live results and highlights (refresh for updates):

ONE: Dawn of Heroes live results and highlights:

Main Card: 

Martin Nguyen defeats Koyomi Matsushima via TKO at 4:40 of round two to retain the ONE Featherweight World Championship.

Rodtang Jitmuangnon defeats Jonathan Haggerty via unanimous decision to claim the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship

Eddie Alvarez defeats Eduard Folayang via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:16 of round one (ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semifinal)

Demetrious Johnson defeats Tatsumitsu Wada via unanimous decision (ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semifinal)

Danny Kingad defeats Reece McLaren via split decision (ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semifinal)

Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym defeats Andrew Miller via knockout at 0:49 of round three (ONE Super Series Muay Thai — bantamweight)

Preliminary Card

Yuya Wakamatsu defeats Geje Eustaquio via KO at 1:59 of round one (ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Reserve)

Dae Sung Park defeats Honorio Banario via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — lightweight)

Daichi Takenaka defeats Leandro Issa via TKO at 1:39 of round three (mixed martial arts — bantamweight)

James Nakashima defeats Yushin Okami via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — welterweight)

Xie Bin defeats Edward Kelly via technical decision (mixed martial arts — featherweight)

Miao Li Tao defeats Pongsiri Mitsatit via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — 57-kilogram catch weight)

Ayaka Miura defeats Samara Santos via submission (Americana) at 0:39 of round two (mixed martial arts — women’s strawweight)

Muhammad Aiman defeats Sunoto via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — bantamweight)

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/2/2019.


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