Mixed Martial Arts

1Zone MMA: Bonane champions first ever live event in East Africa

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Serena Hotel, Kampala was blazing on Saturday, as fighters across the African continent faced each other in a cage for season two as 1zone MMA staged the first ever live Martial Arts show in East Africa.

Uganda’s Joseph Bonane aka Busungu headlined the event as battled to win against Ethiopian Shifa Awal aka Torture Man in a historical fight of the season.

It was a full time three rounds of nonstop action characterized by punching, clinches, kicking , ground and pound situations on Awal, Bonane ( Busungu) was crowned the winner by unanimous decision ruling by three judges 1,2 and 3- 30-29, 30-29, 30-27 respectively.

The event also had other fighters like Uganda’s Ogwang Dickens and Abdalla Ibrahim in the cage in an early ruthless battle for the light weight to set up the rhythm of the fight Ogwang Dickens winning by Technical knockout (TKO).

Raymond Acutt proved his level of Skills and why he’s one of the most fierce fighters in South Africa as he forced Uganda’s Kirangwa Henry to an early submission with a triangular chock.

In the other fights of the nights, Isaac Omeda (Ugandan) a contest in the featherweight division had beat Justine Okot (Uganda) emerging as the winner by Technical knockout.

Manana Rogers Mukyeda smashed Okello Danishhis to win game by a submission  in the lightweight division.

Rackara Stephen (Uganda) lost to Tanzania’s Chris Timenda by submission, Gitta Hussein was handed a walkover win against fellow Ugandan Denis Okeny.

Emmanuel Osuji, the fearless dragon from Nigeria failed to beat Uganda’s Alex Matsiko, the Lion’s heart, who won on animus decision. Kasozi Umaru of Uganda hammered Kenya’s Peter Njuguna in a controversial bouts of the evening.

Mukiibi Lawrence (UG) won by submission against Kevin Fashigabo (DRC).

In the ladies’ side, the Police lady Rebecca Amongi of Uganda faced Juliet Chukwu of Nigeria, and after 3 rounds of contention and confrontation in another controversial fight

Nigeria’s Juliet Chukwu coming out on top by unanimous decision.

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