And we have a winner!!!
And the result is in:
Kiamrian Abbasov defeats Zebaztian Kadestam via unanimous decision to claim the ONE Welterweight World Championship
Zebaztian Kadestam won the ONE Welterweight World Title 11 months ago in the same arena.
Finally, it is time for the main event. ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam will defend the gold against top contender Kiamrian “Brazen” Abbasov.
Regian Eersel defeats Nieky Holzken via unanimous decision to retain the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title
The fast pace was maintained all throughout the second round. Each man had his moments in this period.
Holzken continued to unleash powerful single blows and landed terrific low kicks, whereas Eersel continued to do a terrific job of chaining his combinations together — going from punches to kicks and knees.
We have a feeling this is only going to heat up.
Between Eersel and Holzken, the two have 165 kickboxing bouts. That’s A LOT of time spent competing in the ring.
Eersel defeated Holzken via unanimous decision in May to become the first ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Champion.
For Eersel, he views this rematch as a chance to prove he is deserving of the title and that he is the better athlete.
Holzken feels more confident and more explosive ahead of this rematch tonight, and he thinks that will be his key to victory.
Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol defeats Bozhena Antoniyar via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — women’s atomweight)
Bozhena Antoniyar continued to play the role of the forward-pressing aggressor, while the local hero engaged as the counter-striker. Both atomweight contenders attacked more to the body, but the complexion of the bout changed when Lumban Gaol hit a much-needed takedown.
The Indonesian brought her rival against the Circle Wall and softened her up with punches to the head and body. Those strikes became faster and more furious in the final 60 seconds of the contest, and Lumban Gaol even launched a fierce elbow to end the contest.
Now, we await the judges’ scorecards.
Up next is Indonesia’s Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol vs. Myanmar’s Bozhena Antoniyar in a women’s atomweight mixed martial arts clash.
Both women are coming off big wins in their last match-ups, and each athlete will attempt to keep their momentum going.
Wang Junguang defeats Frederico Roma via TKO at 2:59 of round one (ONE Super Series kickboxing — strawweight)
We’re at the halfway point of the main card. How do we commemorate this? With the first ONE Super Series kickboxing bout of the night, of course!
Argentina’s Frederico “The Little Big Man” Roma goes up against China’s “Golden Boy” Wang Junguang.
John Lineker defeats Muin Gafurov via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts - bantamweight)
Mark Fairtex Abelardo defeats Ayideng Jumayi via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — bantamweight)
Eko Roni Saputra defeats Kaji Ebin via referee stoppage due to injury at 0:19 of round one
It is over, very quickly. Both men threw strikes, but as Ebin threw his looping right, he injured his shoulder, unfortunately.
However, Ebin also told us why he can ruin Saputra’s homecoming and finish him inside of two rounds.
The Filipino said, “I’m the faster athlete, especially in striking. We have an excellent game plan this Friday, and if my plan succeeds, I believe that I can knock him out in the first or second round.”
Read more about that here.
Kicking off the main card for ONE: DAWN OF VALOR is Indonesian wrestling champion Eko Roni Saputra. He meets Kaji “Alpha” Ebin.
Stefer Rahardian defeats Adrian Mattheis via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — catch weight of 57 kilograms)