26 August 2016 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), successfully held three separate tournaments in the strawweight, flyweight, and bantamweight divisions on the night prior to ONE: TITLES & TITANS, which was held today Saturday, 27 August at the Jakarta Convention Center. The said tournaments featured top prospects from both Indonesia and China. Here are the complete tournament results including the ONE: TITLES & TITANS results.
STRAWWEIGHT TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Semifinal bout 1: Roso Nugroho defeats Stelon Tindage by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:17 minutes of round 2
Semifinal bout 2: Adrian Matheis defeats Rustam Hutajulu by Knockout at 0:22 minutes of round 1
Final bout: Adrian Matheis defeats Roso Nugroho by TKO (Strikes) at 1:34 minutes of round 1
FLYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Semifinal bout 1: Stefer Rahardian defeats Yotha Hutagalung by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:46 minutes of round 1
Semifinal bout 2: Hendrick Wijaya defeats Adi Nugroho by Split Decision (SD)
Alternate bout: Eko Subandono defeats Eliyas Latuperisa by Unanimous Decision (UD)
Final bout: Stefer Rahardian defeats Hendrick Wijaya by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:36 minutes of round 1
BANTAMWEIGHT TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Semifinal 1: Cheng Zhao defeats Wang Jing Jia by TKO (Strikes) at 3:19 minutes of round 1
Semifinal 2: Chen Rui defeats Yue Zheng Zheng by Submission (Verbal Submission) at 5:00 minutes of round 1
Alternate bout: Zhong Qingya defeats Liu Jun by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:53 minutes of round 1
Final bout: Chen Rui defeats Cheng Zhao by Split Decision (SD)
Burn “Hitman” Soriano Takes Out Mario Wirawan in 15 Seconds
In the first bout of ONE: TITLES & TITANS at the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia, the Philippines’ Burn Soriano made quick work of local hero Mario Satya Wirawan, needing only 15 seconds to claim the knockout victory in the first round.
Soriano and Wirawan needed absolutely no feeling out period as they immediately engaged by the cage fence. After Wirawan missed with a combination, Soriano spun around and landed a perfectly-placed spinning back fist on Wirawan’s chin.
With Wirawan sprawled out on the mat, Soriano landed a couple of hammer fists for good measure to seal the deal.
“I’ve been doing that for a long, long time,” said Soriano. I know Mario [Wirawan] is very aggressive. That’s why he’s a perfect match for me: I’m a counter-puncher.”
With the victory, Soriano avenges a loss to another Indonesian fighter, Sunoto, last April when he succumbed via first round technical knockout. Wirawan now drops two straight, and will need to reconvene with his team at Jakarta & Bali Muay Thai and MMA to reevaluate his training.
Sunoto “Terminates” Yohan Legowo In First Round Via Submission
It was a back-and-forth battle between two Indonesian featherweight mixed martial artists, but Jakarta’s Sunoto pulled away with the victory, as he submitted fellow countryman Yohan Mulia Legowo with a rear naked choke at the 4:14 mark of the first round.
The opening minute of the round was rather calculated, with each fighter throwing kicks and the occasional punch to establish range.
Although both are well-established strikers, the fight was primarily concentrated on the ground. Legowo, a national kickboxing champion, demonstrated his much improved wrestling by going for an early takedown and holding top position. But Sunoto, the former WKF Indonesia Champ known as “The Terminator,” stayed busy from the bottom and even reversed course with several masterful transitions from guard, to side control, and eventually the north-south position.
In the end, Sunoto lived up to his nickname. “The Terminator” mounted the Solo native and softened him up with an onslaught of elbows, forcing him to roll away and give up his back. The Jakarta resident got his hooks in, flattened out his opponent, and with less than a minute left in the round, sunk in the rear naked choke to submit his opponent and secure the win.
“The Terminator” pushes his record to 5-2 and is now on a two-fight win streak. Legowo, meanwhile, falls to 8-5.
Casey Suire Takes Close Split Decision Over Xie Bin
Casey Suire and Xie Bin got the fans of Jakarta on their feet to start the main card of ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: TITLES AND TITANS, as Suire (6-2) was able to claim a split decision over Xie (1-2) in a bantamweight battle.
Suire used his experience in the first round, closing the distance and taking advantage of his cage-awareness over the 18-year-old Xie. That allowed the United States-born Suire to control the center of the cage and dictate the early portion of the fight.
Xie showed good takedown defense, avoiding the first attempt by Suire to bring him down. He also got into a better groove once he settled in, showcasing his own striking improvements since his appearance in a ONE one-night tournament.
A sizable height and reach advantage helped Xie land kicks to the lead leg constantly, causing plenty of damage and slowing Suire down. The Tianjin Top Team trained fighter appeared to be growing in confidence with each passing minute in the fight, finding a home for his counter attacks.
Xie opened up a cut on the nose of Suire in the second round and, coupled with the injured leg, a new sense of aggression came over Suire. He constantly tried to walk Xie down, mostly on one leg.
In the latter stages of the second, Suire connected and dropped Xie. He was able to grab hold of a guillotine choke in the final seconds, rolling it into a D’arce choke, but ultimately lost the grip.
Getting dropped and almost choked ignited Xie, as he landed a low kick in the opening seconds of the third stanza that stopped Suire in his tracks. As the American tried to keep pushing forward on one leg, Xie dropped him for the first time with yet another chopping leg kick. Suire switched stances, but that just left Xie to begin chopping down the other leg.
Suire then snatched a takedown but he was immediately reversed with a sweep, leaving Xie to do damage from inside the guard. A jiujitsu specialist, Xie was able to gain the upper-hand on the grappling champion, but eventually let Suire to his feet, where he called for Suire to stand and trade in the centre of the cage to close the bout.
The adrenaline of the fight helped Suire push through until the final whistle. Despite having both of his legs damaged and his nose busted open, the veteran and the youngster made it through 15 minutes of constant battle to go to the judges’ scorecards.
In the end, the judges scored the bout for Suire via a close split decision, giving Suire his first win after two straight losses. While disappointed in defeat, it is easy to see Xie’s promise, especially since he has only training in MMA for under a year.
Anthony Engelen Chokes Out Sami Amin in the Second
In a display of high-level technical grappling, Dutch-Indonesian fighter Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen returned to the ONE Championship cage with a resounding victory over Egypt’s Sami Amin, much to the delight of the packed crowd at the Jakarta Convention Center.
The two featherweights clashed on the main card of ONE: TITLES & TITANS, Saturday evening, 27 August.
As soon as the fight began, Engelen knew exactly what he wanted to do and that was to work to finish Amin on the ground. The first round saw Engelen play immediately to his strengths, working in the clinch to take Amin down to the ground and operate in his element.
With Amin trying to fight off his back, Engelen continued to punish the Egyptian with punches and elbows from top position until the end of the round.
In the second, Engelen went straight back into the clinch, this time angling to take Amin’s back, which he did successfully. Engelen then snaked his forearm around Amin’s neck to latch on to a rear naked choke. With the choke in deep, Engelen tightened his grip and forced Amin to tap out.
It was an impressive victory by Engelen, who was coming off a technical knockout loss to Singapore’s Christian Lee back in March. With the victory, Engelen improves to 5-2-0 while Amin drops to 5-4.
Saygid Arslanaliev Taps Out Haolan Jietebusibai In 26 Seconds
Turkey’s Saygid Arslanaliev continues to steamroll the competition in extremely quick fashion. It took all of 26 seconds for “Dagi” to submit Chinese prospect Haolan Jietebusibai with a standing guillotine choke.
Once the bell rang to start the 77.7kg catchweight bout, Arslanaliev looked to establish range and delivered a fierce leg kick. The Corvos MMA product then leapt forward with a punch, but Jietebusibai ducked. Seeing his opportunity, the multi-time National No Gi Grappling Champion immediately grabbed the Chinese fighter’s head and sunk in a guillotine choke.
Jietebusibai, a Xinjiang Boxing Champion with a wrestling base, tried to sprawl out and escape. It didn’t work – the choke was too strong.
In a final act of desperation, Jietebusibai tried pushing Arslanaliev away, but the grip was way too tight. With the fighter’s body going limp, referee Olivier Coste was forced to stop the contest.
Arslanaliev’s impressive finish brings his record to 4-0. This also marks his first submission victory and his quickest win, which says a lot since none of his previous bouts went past the two-minute mark. Jietebusibai drops to 11-5.
Marcin Prachnio TKOs Jake Butler in the First Round
Marcin Prachnio said he would finish Jake Butler inside of the first round and that is exactly what the middleweight did in a possible title-eliminator, scoring a knockout victory at ONE: TITLES AND TITANS in Jakarta, Indonesia
Prachnio (12-2) successfully defended repeated takedown attempts by Butler, ultimately connecting with a nasty knee on the ground that left Butler (7-2) out cold. The 28-year-old, who trains out of the Tatsujin Dojo, earned the stoppage in 2:30 of the first round, giving him his seventh consecutive win.
Butler’s first takedown attempt resulted in him eating several big knees by Prachnio from inside the clinch – almost signifying the future ending of the contest. It was evident that the Polish striker trained extensively in wrestling, as he successfully sprawled and denied the deep double-leg attempt.
Prachnio then attempted an ill-advised kick to the head of a grounded Butler, a violation of ONE’s new rules rendering the move illegal. No penalty was given, however, and Butler was given top position on the ground once more after the action continued.
Butler continued to push forward with his takedowns, eventually getting one after changing levels. However, before Butler could do any damage, Prachnio was able to get out. This would prove to be the story of the fight until the eventual fight-ending knee.
Prachnio now owns nine career finishes and three wins inside the ONE cage, which should position him for a shot at the ONE Middleweight World Championship in the near future.
Butler’s four-fight win streak was snapped with the setback. The former Princeton University wrestler has spent his entire nine-fight MMA career competing with ONE, and must now climb his way back to contention.
Edward Kelly Scores Explosive Knockout Win Over Vincent Latoel
In an exciting performance by the Philippines’ Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, the Baguio City native overcame a great performance by a strong and experienced opponent in Dutch-Indonesian mixed martial arts veteran Vincent “MagniVincent” Latoel.
Kelly needed less than two rounds of a scheduled three to win by devastating knockout at ONE: TITLES & TITANS which took place Saturday, 27 August at the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.
Although Kelly was continuously backed against the cage by the forward-moving Latoel, the Filipino had his lightning-quick wushu striking to bank on, as he laid back and countered Latoel most of the first round.
At the center of the cage, Latoel tagged Kelly with his trademark leg kicks while Kelly used his wushu sidekicks and high head kicks to keep the fight interesting. Despite Kelly owning the speed advantage, it was clear that Latoel had no respect for Kelly’s striking ability and simply wanted to walk through Kelly’s offense.
Within a minute into round two however, Latoel backed Kelly up against the cage fence and looked to strike. After missing a combination, Kelly cleaved Latoel with a dynamite right hook that dropped Latoel to the canvas.
A single follow-up hammerfist was all it took from that point to end the bout at 0:57 of round two.
With the victory, Kelly has now won two straight over high-level opponents. Kelly defeated former BRACE champion, Australian Jordan “Showtime” Lucas last March by submission, and now the win over Latoel should really put him in the mix at featherweight.
Djatmiko Waluyo Heel Hooks Islam Sayed Into Submission
In an RCTI exclusive bout, Indonesia’s Djatmiko Waluyo by way of Mexico City, Mexico, defeated the hard-punching Islam Sayed of Egypt to win by submission at ONE: TITLES & TITANS. The bout took place on Saturday, 27 August, at the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.
Waluyo earned the victory just 2:25 into round two, forcing Sayed, who was making his ONE Championship debut, to tap to a heel hook.
After the two fighters exchanged combinations at the center of the cage in the first round, the action quickly turned to the ground with each combatant putting in solid work from top control.
Waluyo scored points for a near submission, almost finishing Sayed with a deep rear naked choke that reached the end of the round.
In round two, both men found themselves on the canvas once again, this time attempting simultaneous heel hooks. Working to finish the fight, it was Waluyo who coerced Sayed to submit.
With the victory, Waluyo improves his record to 6-1 and puts himself back in the winner’s circle with a gutsy victory over a game opponent. Despite Sayed’s spirited performance, the loss drops his record to 3-2.
Luis Santos Earns Unanimous Decision Victory Over Igor Svirid
The fireworks came late in the main event of ONE: TITLES & TITANS, but Luis “Sapo” Santos did enough to seal an unanimous decision victory and spoil the welterweight debut of former ONE Middleweight World Champion Igor “Lionheart” Svirid.
In the first round, there was a prolonged lull in action. Santos took the center of the cage and threw a few kicks while Svirid circled away on the outside. About three and a half minutes into the opening stanza, despite repeated warnings, referee Yuji Shimada halted the contest and gave yellow cards to both mixed martial artists. When the fight continued, the Brazilian stepped up his aggressiveness. He delivered a high kick that smacked Svirid’s elbow and flung a push kick to the left thigh.
The second round was much of the same, with Sapo acting more as the aggressor and the Kazakhstani seeming more content on circling away and counter punching, though he didn’t throw any punches. The crowd at Indonesia’s sold-out Jakarta Convention Center grew restless, and with good reason.
After failing to engage with Santos, Shimada temporarily stopped the contest and gave Svirid a second yellow card. When the match continued, “Lionheart” used his fancy footwork to dodge the Brazilian’s attacks, but ate a thunderous leg kick towards the end of the round that nearly buckled him.
Right before the third round, Shimada grabbed both fighters’ wrists and made a plea for more action. They must’ve listened, because once the bell rang, the fireworks finally went off. Svirid rushed at his opponent with a flurry of punches, but the crafty Santos wisely backed away, changed levels and took the ex-champ down.
From there, Santos took him to “Elbow City,” as he kept dropping heavy gournd and pound and opened up quite the gash. Svirid rolled away, but the BJJ black belt Santos immediately took Svirid’s back and sunk in a rear naked choke. Trying desperately not to tap, the Kazakhstani mixed martial artist continued to roll a few more times and, somehow, shook Santos off of him.
After the cagseside doctors inspected Svirid’s face and cleared him to continue, the fight resumed. Santos immediately went for another takedown, but in a last-ditch effort, the former middleweight title holder sprawled, delivered a few hard punches, and put the Brazilian on his back. Svirid worked some ground and pound of his own from guard with all of his might, but it was too little, too late. The bell rang to end the contest, and “Sapo” got the unanimous decision nod from the judges.
Santos improves to 63-9-1 1NC and inches closer towards a rematch against undefeated ONE Welterweight World Champion “Funky” Ben Askren, whom he fought at ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS in April 2015. That bout was called off due to an accidental eye poke and ruled a No Contest. Svirid, on the other hand, drops to 10-3.
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