Martin Nguyen (ONE Championship)

ONE Championship Dawn of Heroes Results: Nguyen Stops Matsushima, Rodtang Dethrones Haggerty, Alvarez and Johnson Advance

On Friday, Aug. 2, ONE Championship hosted its 99th event, dubbed Dawn of Heroes, from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

In the evening’s main event, the promotion’s 155-pound, featherweight champion Martin Nguyen put his belt on the line against challenger Koyomi Matsushima.

Gold was also on the line in the co-main event as 135-pound, flyweight Muay Thai titleholder Jonathan Haggerty defended his belt for the first time against Rodtang Jitmuangnon.


The main card also featured the return of former UFC champions Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson, who faced off with Eduard Folayang and Tatsumitsu Wada, respectively.

The action kicked off at 5:00 a.m. ET on B/R Live (United States) and ONE Championship’s App.

Martin Nguyen def. Koyomi Matsushima by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 4:40 – for featherweight title
Muay Thai: Rodtang Jitmuangnon def. Jonathan Haggerty by unanimous decision – for flyweight title
Eddie Alvarez def. Eduard Folayang by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:16 – lightweight grand prix semifinal
Demetrious Johnson def. Tatsumitsu Wada by unanimous decision – flyweight grand prix semifinal
Danny Kingad def. Reece McLaren by split decision – flyweight grand prix semifinal
Muay Thai: Rodlek Jaotalaytong def. Andrew Miller by knockout. Round 3, 0:49
Yuya Wakamatsu def. Geje Eustaquio by knockout (punches). Round 1, 1:59 – flyweight grand prix reserve bout
Dae Sung Park def. Honorio Banario by unanimous decision
Daichi Takenaka def. Leandro Issa by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 1:39
James Nakashima def, Yushin Okami by unanimous decision
Xie Bin def. Edward Kelly by unanimous technical decision. Round 2, 3:32
Miao Li Tao def. Pongsiri Mitsatit by unanimous decision
Ayaka Miura def. Samara Santos by submission (Americana). Round 2, 0:39
Muhammad Aiman def. Sunoto Peringkat by unanimous decision