Australia vs Norway: Alma Juniku, Anne Line Hogstad fight at ‘ONE: Masters of Fate’ in the Philippines

ONE Championship has just announced its return to Manila, the bustling capital of the Philippines. This 8 November at the Mall of Asia Arena, ONE: MASTERS OF FATE will see the world’s best martial arts talent take the ONE Championship ring to showcase their skills.

WBC and IPCC Muay Thai World Champion Alma Juniku of Australia is back in ONE Super Series action when she takes on Anne Line Hogstad of Norway in a Muay Thai atomweight contest in 4-ounce gloves. Juniku made her ONE Championship debut against none other than two-sport World Champion Stamp Fairtex last June. She is now tasked to welcome ISKA Muay Thai World Champion and promotional newcomer Hogstad to the world’s largest martial arts organization.

In the main event, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of the Philippines will defend his title against countryman Rene “The Challenger” Catalan.

Former two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines is on the comeback trail. He is scheduled to face MGL-1 FC Lightweight Champion Amarsanaa “Spear” Tsogookhuu of Mongolia in the evening’s co-main event. The veteran member of Team Lakay will have to deal with Tsogookhuu’s uncharted power, as the Mongolian boasts of a solid knockout ratio featuring three stoppages out of five victories.

Check the complete “ONE: Masters of Fate” fight card on Conan Daily.

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One Pride MMA champ Achmad Eko Priandono submits Yusuf Susilo at ‘One Pride Never Quit Fight Night 32’ in Jakarta, Indonesia

Achmad Eko Priandono (©One Pride MMA)
Achmad Eko Priandono (©One Pride MMA)

Reigning One Pride MMA Bantamweight Champion Achmad “Electrical Knock Out” Eko Priandono, 25, of Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia successfully defended his belt at “One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions.” It was his sixth victory in One Pride MMA.

“One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions” took place at the Tennis Indoor Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 21, 2019.  In the co-main event of the evening, karate fighter Yusuf Susilo, 34, of Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia challenged challenged Priandono.

The title bout started off evenly. Priandono landed more strikes while Susilo landing fewer but more powerful shots.

Things got heated up in the second round when Susilo scored a knockdown swarmed on Priandono. The defending champion quickly recovered and switched to his ground game to control the fight and swiftly secured an armbar, which marked his first submission victory in his professional MMA career.

Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), the victory is ours tonight and Yusuf put up a good fight,” Priandono said right after his victory. “I’ve made a mistake when I tried to find my distance and Yusuf managed to capitalize on it and landed some hard shots.”

Winning at “One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions” improved the professional MMA record to 6 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Susilo now has 3 wins and 3 losses.

Born in Indonesia on December 19, 1993, Priandono has been competing professionally since 2017. He is now riding a five-bout winning streak.

When Priandono made his professional MMA debut in One Pride MMA on April 6, 2017, he defeated his countryman “Macho Kamacho” Fajar, 24, via unanimous decision. On September 9, 2017, Priandono had his first loss when his countryman Sony Rizaldi defeated him via unanimous decision.

In the main event of  “One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions,”reigning One Pride MMA Lightweight Champion Jeka “Si Tendangan Maut” Asparido Saragih, 24, of Indonesia submitted Mhar John “Magnanimous” Palalisan Manahan, 25, Philippines via rear naked choke in the first round.

Watch the bout between Priandono and Susilo here:

Indonesia’s Jeka Saragih submits Philippines’ Mhar John Manahan at ‘One Pride Never Quit Fight Night 32’ in Jakarta

Jeka Saragih (©One Pride MMA)
Jeka Saragih (©One Pride MMA)

One Pride MMA Lightweight Champion Jeka “Si Tendangan Maut” Asparido Saragih, 24, of Indonesia successfully defended his belt “One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions” at the Tennis Indoor Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 21, 2019. His challenger was Mhar John “Magnanimous” Palalisan Manahan, 25, Philippines.

“One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions” marked the first international fights of both Saragih and Manahan. The Filipino challenger entered the cage as an undefeated mixed martial artist.

Manahan started strong with a solid right straight that briefly stunned Saragih. The Indonesian defending champion quickly fought back, landing a left kick that knocked the Filipino challenger down that allowed the former to control the back of the latter to sink in a rear naked choke to end the fight on 3:12 of first round.

“This is my first international fight,” Manahan said. “If One Pride offers a rematch, I will not refuse, but not this year, maybe in the coming years.”

During the post-fight interview, Saragih was clear on his goal in One Pride MMA. He explained, “In the beginning, I didn’t want to put pressure on Mhar John and feel out his game.”

“I was surprised that he decided to push the pace earlier so I just answered in kind and win the fight,” Saragih continued. “I am very happy for this international fight and I see this as a proving ground for myself. Going forward, I want to have a second title on a different weight division.”

Losing to Saragih downgraded the professional MMA record to 3 wins and 1 loss. He trains under the tutelage of the wushu world champion Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, 40, of the Philippines.

Manahan is representing Catalan Fighting System and Master Gym Philippines. He was born in Carmona, Cavite, Philippines on December 1, 1993.

Saragih was born on January 1, 1995. He is training out of Satria Negara Fighting Camp Batam and Bandung.

When Saragih made his professional MMA debut in One Pride MMA on September 10, 2016, he was submitted via kimura by his countryman Kevin “Lion Heart” Sulistio, 24. Since then, the former bounced back and won all of his next bouts in the promotion.

Winning at “One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions” improved the professional MMA record of Saragih to 8 wins and 1 loss. Here is a clip from his fight against Manahan:

Philippines vs Japan: San Miguel Beermen dethrones Ryukyu Golden Kings at EASL’s ‘Terrific 12’ in Macau

Takumi Ishizaki, Terrence Romeo
Takumi Ishizaki, Terrence Romeo

San Miguel Beermen dethroned defending champion Ryukyu Golden Kings of Japan, 101-92, on the evening of September 19, 2019 in the East Asia Super League tournament “Terrific 12” at the Tap Seac-Multi-Sport Pavilion in Macau, China. This gave the Philippine Basketball Association team the semis spot in Group B.

Denz Wells exploded for 42 points while Terrence Romeo and Lester Prosper added 18 and 15 markers, respectively, for San Miguel Beermen. They are now set to meet Group D semifinalist Liaoning Flying Leopards on September 21, 2019.

“From the start, we knew this would be a difficult game for us,” San Miguel Beermen head coach Leo Austria. “After the loss of the defending champions, they will come out fighting hard. They’re the defending champions and we know they have a good game plan against us but we’re ready for any eventuality.”

Leading 14-2 early, the Ryukyu Golden Kings had a fine start. But Wells and Romeo joined forces to close the period with a 29-10 run to control the tempo of the game, 31-24.

But the B.League team, behind import De’Mon Brooks, stayed within striking distance as his two free throws cut the San Miguel Beermen’s lead to 70-74 with 9:51 left in the game. Wells again anchored another San Miguel Beermen surge and his one-hand slam gave them a 90-77 lead with 5:03 remaining in the game.

The Ryukyu Golden Kings sliced the lead to single digit on Hayato Kantake’s triple, 86-94. But Wells hit a jumper in the next play to start a crucial 7-3 exchange to put the game out of reach, 101-89, 68 seconds left in the game.

Brooks led the Ryukyu Golden Kings with 34 points and 11 rebounds. Ryuichi Kishimoto chipped in 12 markers.

In Group A, SK Knights grabbed the semis spot after beating the Chiba Jets, 86-76. KJ McDaniels exploded for 47 points to lift TNT KaTropa to a 99-90 win over Niigata Albirex of Japan as TNT KaTropa ended their campaign here on a high note.

McDaniels also hauled down 17 rebounds and got solid support from Roger Pogoy and Almond Vosotros. TNT KaTropa finished their Group D campaign with a 1-1 record.

Both teams were already eliminated after losing their matches to Group D semifinalist Liaoning Flying Leopards but still gave out their best to end their respective campaign on a positive note. Nick Perkins led Niigata with 34 points and 12 rebounds while Shinsuke Kashiwagi and Yuichi Ikeda contributed 17 and 16 markers, respectively.