We are ending the preliminary card with a battle to determine Indonesia’s top strawweight martial artist. Adrian “Papua Badboy” Mattheis meets Stefer “The Lion” Rahardian.
    This is one of the bouts we feel could steal the show at ONE: DAWN OF VALOR. Read why.
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    Pieter Buist defeats Antonio Caruso via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — lightweight)
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    This round belonged to Buist.
    After checking some low kicks, Caruso closed the distance and had his rival against the Circle Wall. When he dropped for a takedown attempt, “The Archangel” grabbed his head and smashed him with a knee. Then Buist spun his opponent around, brought him to the canvas, and dropped ground strikes from half guard when the opportunity presented itself. 

    Caruso tried tying up his opponent to prevent him from striking. He shrimped as much as he could, scrambled away, and returned to his feet. Immediately after, Buist grabbed the Thai plum and unloaded knees to the head and body. Once Caurso shook off the cobwebs, he threw wild punches and went for the takedown once again. Instead, he ate a knee before the final bell rang.
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    Caruso looked to hit a takedown in the early going of the second round, but instead, he continued to get his opponent up against the Circle Wall. Buist displayed terrific takedown defense and snuck in a few knees before he separated.
    “The Archangel” threw punches and tried to hit knees, but soon, he sent his opponent across the Circle with a side kick. Caruso started to become visibly tired, which gave Buist his opening. 
    Buist smashed “The Spartan” with a knee, which dazed him and sent him staggering backwards. “The Archangel” followed with punches, but Caruso grabbed his hips, forced him back to the Circle Wall, and worked for a takedown that never came. 
    10/25/2019 12:56:40 PM
    Caruso closed the distance early, but an inadvertent strike caused a brief delay in the action.

    Once the action resume, “The Spartan” continued to close the distance. He ate a knee as he dove for a double-leg takedown, advanced to half guard, and tried to transition to a more favorable position.

    Buist remained active from the ground, however. He forced his opponent back into full guard, eventually kicked him away, and returned to his feet.
    Soon, they engaged in the clinch. Buist hit some knees, but Caruso drove him back to the fence, threw some knees of his own, and tried to go for a double-leg takedown. “The Archangel” was able to shove him away, and the two exchanged strikes until the bell rang.
    10/25/2019 12:48:17 PM

    This is a very, very interesting match-up. Buist trains with Andy Souwer and reps Team Souwer, whereas Caruso reps Hard Knocks 365 — the same gym that has taken Aung La N Sang and Martin Nguyen’s game to the next level.

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    Fernandes picked up where he left off. 
    He hit a takedown to kick off the final stanza and came close to a stoppage victory multiple times. Fernandes would dish out ground and pound when he was in the mount position, and whenever Agustian rolled onto his back, Fernandes would threaten with a rear-naked choke.
    It was a dominant round for “The Black Komodo,” but his fellow countryman proved to be tough as nails.
    10/25/2019 12:35:12 PM
    Fernandes took the center of the Circle, applied pressure, and looked to unleash his punches. Agustian was quick to react, however. He connected with a hard leg kick, and — when his opponent stepped forward — he bull-rushed Fernandes to the fence. They exchanged knee strikes, but each man eyed the takedown.
    Agustian initially dragged his rival to the mat, but Fernandes powered out of it, put his rival on his own back, and looked to advance his position. While doing so, Agustian shrimped out and got back to his feet.
    The action did not remain upright for long, however. Fernandes hit another takedown, advanced to full mount, unleashed ground and pound, and forced his compatriot to give up his back. Agustian tried to shake him off, and he eventually did, but it was clear Fernandes left his mark in round two.
    10/25/2019 12:28:50 PM

    Both men started the contest with a feeling-out process. Agustian seemed to be measuring his range, while Fernandes teetered forward and waited for his opportunity.
    Each competitor seemed fond of sneaking in leg kicks, but when Agustian missed, Fernandes was quick to retaliate with a combination. Still, Agustian remained slightly more active with his combinations.

    In the final moments of the round, Fernandes caught one of his opponent’s leg kicks. He fell right into guard, but could not do much before the bell.
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    It’s time for another all-Indonesian battle! Rudy “The Golden Boy” Agustian takes on Abro “The Black Komodo” Fernandes in a flyweight clash.

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    Kazuki Tokudome defeats Johnny Nunez via unanimous decision
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    Both men traded strikes to begin the third and final round, but 30 seconds in, Nunez hit a double-leg takedown. Tokudome held onto his rival’s upper body as he tried to drive him to the fence. He was able to stand and exchange strikes in the body clinch, but the Japanese star flipped the script with a takedown.

    Similar to the previous round, Tokudome operated out of the half guard and unloaded strikes when he could. “Johnny Boy” did well to defend and, finally, in the last 25 seconds, he swept the Japanese athlete and put him on his own back. Tokudome quickly returned to his feet, however, and the two exchanged punches until the final bell sounded.
    10/25/2019 12:09:11 PM

    The pace slowed down in the second round. Both mean initially appeared tentative with their striking, but soon, Nunez had Tokudome up against the fence. The Japanese striker displayed his savvy judo expertise by tripping him with a body lock. Tokudome had "Johnny Boy" close against the fence, operated in half guard, and methodically looked for openings to drop short elbows to the face and punches to the body. Nunez may have spent a lot of time on his back, but he did well to negate his rival’s attack.
    10/25/2019 12:01:21 PM

    Nunez rushed in with his head low and threw a heavy right hand, which caused his opponent to stumble backward into the fence. The American went too low as he approached Tokudome, who forced his rival onto his back, got into full mount, and picked his shots. When Tokudome advanced his position, “Johnny Boy” was able to scramble away.
    After some stand-up exchanges, Nunez disguised his punches and shot for a single-leg takedown, but the former Pancrase Lightweight World Champion evaded it and clamped on a guillotine choke. Following a scramble, Tokudome took the back, but couldn’t do much with the position. Nunez threw some elbows, used the fence to help get back to his feet, and separated from the Japanese athlete.
    Tokudome seemed content to stand and trade, whereas “Johnny Boy” used his strikes to set up takedown attempts. He finally landed a takedown when he ducked under a kick. Although he got in top position, he couldn’t do much, as the bell rang to end the round.
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    Tokudome told us following his impressive win over Adrian Pang a few months ago that he rebuilt himself for ONE’s stacked lightweight division. Will that hold true tonight?

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    For those not familiar with “Johnny Boy,” learn about his life story. He has overcome a lot in his 34 years on this planet.

    10/25/2019 11:27:38 AM
    “Johnny Boy” Nunez is about to make his ONE debut — it won’t be easy, however.
    His first assignment is former Pancrase Lightweight World Champion Kazuki Tokudome. 
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    Elipitua Siregar defeats Egi Rozten via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:00 of round one (mixed martial arts — flyweight)

    10/25/2019 11:24:10 AM
    Siregar landed a crisp overhand right just moments into the bout, but Rozten was unfazed and kept moving forward with his boxing combinations. As Rozten moved forward, Siregar hit a double-leg takedown, got his opponent’s back, and locked-in a rear-naked choke. Once Siregar sunk in his hooks and applied a tighter squeeze, his rival has no choice but to tap.
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    Up next is our second all-Indonesian battle of the night.
    Set for the flyweight division, boxing specialist Egi Rozten takes on national wrestling champion Elipitua “The Magician” Siregar.
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    ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian "The Bandit" Kadestam wants to test his skills in ONE Super Series.
    Could we see him become a two-sport ONE World Champion next year?
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    Taiki Naito defeats Alexi Serepisos via TKO at 2:45 of round three (ONE Super Series Muay Thai — flyweight)

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    Serepisos continued to operate out of the southpaw stance and went after Naito. He continued to show his aggression, but the calmer Naito did a brilliant job of countering his opponent with various boxing combinations and kicks.

    Nearly two minutes into the final round, the Japanese striker dropped his foe with a right hook and a left roundhouse kick. Serepisos returned to his feet, but he kept backing away from Naito’s forward attack.
    The Japanese striker moved forward with punches in bunches and never let up. All “Phet” could do was stand and cover until the referee waved off the bout.
    10/25/2019 11:05:53 AM

    It was clear the leg kicks bothered Serepisos. He switched to the southpaw stance and showed more aggression in the opening minute. “Phet” lunged forward with punching combinations, but Naito backed up and looked to attack his other leg.

    At one point, Serepisos found himself in the clinch and unloaded some strong knees, but once they separated, Naito switched his plan of attack. Naito countered with elbows and punches, but he clearly slowed down in this period.
    10/25/2019 10:58:37 AM

    The opening round started as a battle of leg kicks. Naito kept targeting Serepisos’ lead leg. He did a wonderful job of mixing his strikes to confuse his rival, and in the final minute, the Japanese striker let loose with his boxing combinations. He connected with some clean shots, but “Phet” maintained his composure.
    10/25/2019 10:53:50 AM
    More knee strikes could be featured in the next match-up.

    In the only ONE Super Series Muay Thai bout of the night, Alexi “Phet” Serepisos takes on Taiki “Silent Sniper” Naito.
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    Adi Paryanto defeats Angelo Bimoadji via TKO at 1:04 of round one (mixed martial arts — strawweight)

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    Paryanto started the bout with a few leg kicks, but Bimoadji wanted no part of it. He went for the clinch, but his compatriot kept throwing powerful knees. “The Unicorn King” soon went for a takedown, but Paryanto stuffed it, forced him against the fence, clinched up with him, and folded him in half with a knee to the body. He threw another lunging knee on the ground, but the referee quickly stopped the bout.

    10/25/2019 10:44:18 AM

    Seriously, “Zenwalk” and “The Unicorn King” are two of the best nicknames ever!

    10/25/2019 10:38:38 AM
    Kicking off ONE: DAWN OF VALOR is the first all-Indonesian mixed martial arts battle of the night.
    “Zenwalk” Adi Paryanto goes head-to-head with Angelo “The Unicorn King” Bimoadji.
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    Any of these athletes can leave the Indonesian capital with another knockout victory on their resume tonight.
    Check out some of their best KOs yet and brace yourself for a world-class show. The preliminary card kicks off in 30 minutes!
    10/25/2019 10:03:29 AM
    Quick reminder: if you haven't downloaded the ONE Super App and built your ONE Fantasy team yet, please do so now while you still have time.
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    Interested in knowing what our athletes did in the days leading up to ONE: DAWN OF VALOR?
    Well, you're in luck!
    Our production team documented Event Week in Jakarta. Go behind the scenes and check it out.
    10/25/2019 9:32:18 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our live blog for ONE: DAWN OF VALOR!
    We will constantly update this blog with round-by-round analyses, bout previews, and exclusive access from the athletes backstage at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    Get ready for a little bit of fun, everyone!
    10/25/2019 9:10:07 AM
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