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ONE: Eternal Glory Features Strawweight Championship, Adds Several Key Fights

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The most important international sports activities media property in Asian historical past, ONE Championship (ONE), just lately introduced further bouts at ONE: ETERNAL GLORY, set for Istora Senayan in Jakarta on 19 January. In the primary occasion, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of the Philippines will defend his title towards Yosuke Saruta of Japan.

Ticket info for ONE: ETERNAL GLORY is accessible at www.onefc.com.

Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, who hails from Baguio Metropolis, Philippines, captured the ONE Strawweight World Championship with a unanimous choice victory over former titleholder Yoshitaka Naito at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES final September. It was an epic rematch between the 2 warriors, as Pacio put collectively the efficiency of a lifetime to say the distinguished title.

The 22-year-old Filipino has proven super enchancment over the previous few years main as much as his title reign. With the ONE Strawweight World Championship firmly in his grasp, he seems to make a profitable first protection at ONE’s first occasion of 2019.

Standing in his method is Japan’s Yosuke Saruta, a Shooto Strawweight World Champion who signed with ONE Championship after defeating a number of of the perfect athletes Shooto and Pancrase needed to supply. Saruta has had one objective since he joined the world’s largest martial arts group, and that’s to turn out to be the ONE Strawweight World Champion. If he can defeat Pacio, he could have achieved his long-time aim.

Featherweight prodigy Christian “The Warrior” Lee of Singapore and veteran martial artist Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly of the Philippines first met at ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON final September. Nevertheless, their bout led to controversy when Lee was disqualified for the inadvertent use of a suplex maneuver. At ONE: ETERNAL GLORY, the 2 athletes get the prospect to set the report straight.

Lee is the youthful brother of ONE Ladies’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee and is likely one of the promotion’s prime featherweight skills. Kelly is a member of the famed Workforce Lakay camp, and he trains alongside a set of ONE World Champions together with Pacio, Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio, and Kevin Belingon. Each Lee and Kelly purpose to shoot up the ranks, and a victory for both man on this highly-anticipated match-up would definitely transfer the winner up the ladder.

Indonesian nationwide wushu champion Priscilla Hertati Lumban Objective had an distinctive 2018, competing for a complete of six occasions and going 5-1 on the yr. To kick off 2019, she is going to face Indian nationwide wushu champion Puja Tomar in a ladies’s atomweight showdown.

ONE Eternal Glory Fight PosterONE Eternal Glory Fight PosterLumban Gaol has emerged as one among Indonesia’s quickest rising stars over the previous 12 months, having turned in a collection of spectacular performances to captivate the native viewers. She goals to make a press release in her subsequent bout and probably a run on the ONE Ladies’s Atomweight World Title. Tomar, nevertheless, stands in her means and appears to steal the Indonesian’s thunder with a victory of her personal.

Milan, Italy’s Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri is again in motion towards Jonathan Haggerty of England in a ONE Tremendous Collection Muay Thai contest.

Lasiri started coaching in Muay Thai on the age of 17 and went on to develop into a World Champion within the self-discipline. He’s a former WBA Tremendous Bantamweight and WBC Interim Tremendous Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion. Haggerty, then again, is an ISKA Tremendous Featherweight World Champion and is taken into account one of many prime prospects within the putting area. The 2 are able to convey the gang to its ft in what must be an action-packed flyweight encounter.

Indonesia’s Stefer Rahardian is making his long-awaited return to motion at residence towards the Philippines’ Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan. The 2 are scheduled for a strawweight battle that gives followers with an fascinating conflict of types.

Rahardian is the previous ONE Indonesia Flyweight Event Champion and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist beneath the lineage of the legendary Carlson Gracie. The Indonesian warrior will want each little bit of his grappling expertise to face Catalan, a former wushu and Muay Thai World Champion who plans to check Rahardian’s hanging.

Two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci of Brazil appears to place collectively the primary win streak of his ONE Championship profession when he takes on Japanese warrior Kotetsu “No Face” Boku in a featherweight contest.

Pucci defeated China’s Xie Chao final November, impressively claiming victory by way of first-round guillotine choke. The grappling specialist is all the time harmful on the mat. Nevertheless, Pucci will want each little bit of his grappling capability so as to defeat the veteran Boku. “No Face” brings almost 20 years of aggressive expertise to the desk, and he’s additionally a former ONE Light-weight World Champion.

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The Netherlands’ Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen made a profitable return to the ONE Championship stage in 2018, ending each Meas Meul and Jimmy Yabo within the first spherical. He’ll tackle Cambodia’s Thai Rithy at ONE: ETERNAL GLORY.

Engelen, who is predicated out of Jakarta, joined ONE Championship in December 2015 after turning into the IFC Light-weight Champion. He seems to increase his two-bout win streak by defeating Rithy. Rithy is a KWC Featherweight Champion and a putting specialist well-versed within the Cambodian martial artwork of Kun Khmer.

Kickboxing world champion Florent Kaouachi of France will tackle Steve “The Smashing Machine” McKinnon in a ONE Tremendous Collection kickboxing contest.

Kaouachi is a former French nationwide kickboxing champion and is likely one of the world’s prime strikers. He started coaching in martial arts at 15 years of age and proved to be a pure expertise. McKinnon, in distinction, owns a black belt in Shotokan Karate and commenced his skilled kickboxing profession at age 16. Alongside the best way, he has been adorned with accomplishments resembling profitable the 2008 WBC Muay Thai World Tremendous Cruiserweight Title.

Former Afghan bantamweight and featherweight champion Ahmad Qais Jasoor can be taking over Japanese martial arts veteran Masakazu “Ashikan Judan” Imanari in a featherweight contest.

Jasoor is expert in each boxing and fight sambo, and he’s a two-division champion in regional promotion HFC. He joined ONE Championship in June 2018 as one of many prime martial arts skills to emanate from the Center East. Conversely, Imanari is an skilled veteran with over 50 skilled combined martial arts bouts on his report. Most lately, Imanari proved that he solely will get higher with age after ending Radeem Rahman by way of first spherical submission.

Additionally, prime light-weight skills are set to collide as Kharun “The Predator” Atlangeriev of Russia takes on Koji “The Commander” Ando of Japan.

The 2 extremely gifted athletes each function a well-rounded talent set and can look to placed on a present at ONE: ETERNAL GLORY. Atlangeriev is a former Russian sambo champion and is harmful on the ft in addition to on the mat. Ando sports activities an identical type however is extra cautious together with his strategy to each offense and protection. The Japanese martial artist defeated Roger Huerta in the most effective ever match-ups of 2015, and in addition owns victories over Rafael Nunes, Zorobabel Moreira, and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Narantungalag Jadambaa.

Veteran competitor from Indonesia, “The Iceman” Yohan Mulia Legowo, is about to return to motion towards Malaysia’s AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor in a featherweight contest.

Legowo is a highly-versatile martial artist with expertise in kung fu, sanda, boxing, wrestling, judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has additionally competed in skilled Muay Thai in Thailand. Mansor is the well-respected head coach of the famend Borneo Tribal Squad in Kota Kinabalu. He’s answerable for guiding ONE Championship skills resembling Ann “Athena” Osman, Audreylaura Boniface, and only recently the Philippines’ Jeremy Miado. After a prolonged absence from competitors, “Pyro” makes his much-awaited return to the ONE Championship cage.

Native martial arts skills Riski “Kong” Umar and Aziz Calim are set to do battle in a three-round strawweight contest. 

The 2 Indonesian martial artists are recognized for his or her aggressive putting types. Umar started his martial arts profession with Muay Thai in Thailand, and he has hung out at each Bali MMA and Tiger Muay Thai. Conversely, Calim discovered a house at Han Academy underneath veteran Yohan Mulia Legowo the place he honed his expertise in a variety of disciplines together with boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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