“Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park experienced deja vu on Friday, 12 July.
When the pair originally clashed on the inaugural ONE Warrior Series live event in March 2018, Park defeated his Japanese foe via TKO.
History repeated itself in the Malaysian capital on Friday evening, except this time, it took the 25-year-old an extra round to secure the same result.
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Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, 12 July 2019
Eto, who earned a contract to compete in ONE Championship through Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series in February, showed his improved form.
He stood toe-to-toe with his old tormentor in the first round, as the two athletes exchanged fiery strikes much to the delight of the Malaysian crowd.
The 30-year-old Tokyo native seemed to be growing more confident as the bout went on. However, “Crazy Dog” refused to be denied his second consecutive promotional victory.
Park came out guns blazing in the second round, and he dropped his rival 30 seconds into the frame with a perfectly-timed right hook.
Eto continued to display resilience as he kept moving forward, but there was no stopping the Team Macho standout.
After foiling a desperate takedown attempt from the Japanese competitor, “Crazy Dog” rained down hammer fists from the top position to finish off his opponent. Referee Olivier Coste had no choice but to stop the contest at the 1:59 mark of round two.
In victory, the South Korean improved his professional record to 9-2-1. He remains undefeated in The Home Of Martial Arts.