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:

Indonesia’s Toreq knocks out Hidayat Abdul at ‘ONE Warrior Series 7’ in Singapore

Toreq, Hidayat Abdul (©ONE Championship)
Toreq, Hidayat Abdul (©ONE Championship)

Fighting out of Indonesia, Toreq, 25, was one of the winners at “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warriors Series” Season 7. It was his first bout in the ONE Championship subsidiary headed by mixed martial arts veteran Rich “Ace” Franklin, 44, of the United States.

ONE Championship held “ONE Warrior Series 7” in Singapore on August 6, 2019 featuring one Muay Thai contest and 14 professional MMA matches. In the third bout of the evening, Toreq competed in an MMA match in the strawweight division against Hidayat “Dayat” Abdul, 29, of Brunei Darussalam.

Toreq (©ONE Championship)
Toreq (©ONE Championship)

The referee put a stop to the strawweight contest. Toreq knocked out Abdul after 4 minutes and 41 seconds in the first round.

Winning at “ONE Warrior Series 7” improved the professional MMA record of Toreq to 3 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Abdul now has 1 win and 1 loss.

“ONE Warrior Series 7” marked Toreq’s sixth professional MMA bout. His first five bouts were in One Pride MMA.

Punnya Sai, Toreq (©ONE Championship)
Punnya Sai, Toreq (©ONE Championship)

Including Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia, 16 countries were represented at “ONE Warrior Series 7.” The others were Australia, Brazil, India, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the U.S. and Vietnam.

Brunei Darussalam had two representatives namely Abdul and Adib “Deep” Sulaiman, 28. Toreq solely represented Indonesia.

Sulaiman competed in an MMA match in the strawweight division. He was knocked out by Ismael Bandiwan, 23, of the Philippines.

Toreq is training out of Bali MMA in Bali, Indonesia. Abdul is training out of Khalifa Mixed Martial Arts in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

Check all the official results of “ONE Warrior Series 7” on Conan Daily. Watch all the 15 bouts here:

[PHOTOS] Indonesia vs Malaysia: Sunoto, Muhammad Aiman fight at ‘ONE: Dawn of Heroes’ in the Philippines

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Indonesia and Malaysia were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2, 2019. It was the third ONE Championship event in 2019 that took place in the Philippines.

Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches and two Muay Thai matches, “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the first bout of the evening, “The Terminator”Sunoto, 34, of Indonesia faced “Jungle Cat” Muhammad Aiman, 24, of Malaysia.

Including Indonesia and Malaysia, 12 countries were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes.” The other countries were Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

Sunoto solely represented Indonesia. Aiman is also the only representative of Malaysia.

Blue Corner

Aiman is training out of Bali MMA in Bali, Indonesia. Originally from Negeri Sembilan, he made his professional MMA debut in 2016.

“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marked Aiman’s eighth ONE Championship outing. He was coming out of a unanimous decision loss to Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo, 24, of Japan.

Red Corner

Sunoto is training out of IndoGym and Team Phantom MMA in Jakarta, Indonesia. Originally from East Java, Indonesia, he moved to Jakarta and made his professional MMA debut in 2013.

“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marked Sunoto’s 15th ONE Championship outing. He was coming out of a unanimous decision victory against his fellow Indonesian fighter Paul “The Great King” Lumihi, 31..

Results

Sunoto and Aiman competed in an MMA match in the bantamweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.

After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of Aiman, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” improved the professional MMA record of Aiman to 6 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Sunoto now has 11 wins and 6 losses.

Check the complete “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” results on Conan Daily. Meanwhile, here is clip from the press conference: