One Championship Competition Committee Overturns Decision from ‘Spirit of a Warrior’ Event

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 3, 2018


This past weekend, it appeared that Sagetdao Petpayathai had taken a unanimous decision victory against Jia Wen Ma in a featherweight bout at One Championship ‘Spirit of a Warrior’ at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.

However, upon further review, the One Championship Competition Committee has reviewed that verdict and overturned the decision, giving Ma the win. The Singpore-based promotion released a statement on the ruling:

The ONE Championship team led by Matt Hume and the official cageside judges have conducted an official review of the controversial bout between Jia Wen Ma and Sagetdao Petpayathai at One ‘Spirit of a Warrior’ in Yangon, Myanmar.

The bout was extremely close, with both martial artists making a case as the victor. However, after reviewing all standards of One Championship judging criteria, we have determined that Jia Wen Ma has slightly edged out Sagetdao on the scorecards. The decision has been formally overturned by the One Competition Committee and Ma Jia Wen is now declared the rightful winner.


Thanks to the new verdict, Ma, a 21-year-old native of China, has won four straight fights and owns a 6-2 career mark. Singapore’s Petpayathai loses for the first time in four professional outings.

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