[PHOTOS] Philippines vs China: Jeremy Miado, Peng Xue Wen fight at ‘ONE: Conquest of Champions’

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The Philippines and China were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” on November 23, 2018. Taking place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, it is the fourth and last ONE Championship event in the Philippines in 2018.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” featured eight mixed martial arts matches, two Muay Thai bouts and two kickboxing contests. In the third bout of the evening, Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado, 25, of Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines faced Peng Xue Wen, 22, of Zhongshan, Guangdong, China.

Blue Corner

Peng is a Chinese Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion training at Nan Yan Fight Club. He knocked out Eddey Kalai at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” on July 7, 2018 and defeated Stefer “The Lion” Rahardian, 31, of Jakarta, Indonesia via unanimous decision at “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” on September 22, 2018.

The last time Peng lost in the ONE Championship cage was on January 20, 2018 at “ONE: Kings of Courage.” He was knocked out via punches by Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, 39, of the Philippines.

The Zhongshan native is representing Ninja MMA. “ONE: Conquest of Champions” marked his fifth ONE Championship bout.

Red Corner

Miado was coming out of a unanimous decision loss to Kritsada “Dream Man” Kongsrichai, 26, of Thailand. The two battled it out at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” on June 29, 2018.

The last time Miado won in the ONE Championship cage was on March 24, 2018 at “ONE: Iron Will.” He knocked out Dejdamrong “Kru Rong” Sor Amnuaysirichoke, 40, of Thailand via punch.

Recently, Miado spent two weeks in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia to train with AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor, 43, at Borneo Tribal Squad. “ONE: Conquest of Champions” marked the Filipino fighter’s fifth ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

Miado and Peng competed in an MMA match in the strawweight division. Referee Yuji Shimada put a stop to the bout after 35 seconds in the second round when the Filipino contender knocked out his Chinese opponent.

Winning at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” improved Miado’s professional MMA record to 8 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Peng now has 3 wins and 4 losses.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, of Baguio City, Philippines and Amir Khan, 23, of Singapore competed for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship. After five five-minute rounds, the Filipino contender won via unanimous decision.

In the main event, Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli, 35, of Terracina, Latina, Italy challenged reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 41, of Manila, Philippines. The Filipino defending champion knocked out his Italian challenger in the first round.

Meanwhile, watch the recent bout between Miado and Peng in the Philippines here:

Bali MMA helps Stefer Rahardian prepare for ‘ONE: Conquest of Heroes’ bout against Peng Xue Wen

Stefer Rahardian, Olivier Coste, Rene Catalan
Stefer Rahardian, Olivier Coste, Rene Catalan

Training out of Bali MMA, Stefer Rahardian, 31, of Jakarta, Indonesia is in the mood to get back on the winning track in his homeland at “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” on September 22, 2018. This is his chance to redeem himself after recently losing his undefeated professional mixed martial arts record.

“Coming into this bout, I have a renewed confidence,” Rahardian stated. “I am training really hard. With the help of my teammates at Bali MMA, I am motivated to show the world that I am worthy to compete on an international stage like ONE Championship.”

On July 27, 2018, Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, 39, of the Philippines defeated Rahardian at “ONE: Reign of Kings” in the Philippines. It was the first time the Indonesian grappling wizard lost a professional MMA bout.

In the co-main event of “ONE: Conquest of Heroes,” Rahardian will face Peng Xue Wen of China. The latter is a Chinese National Greco-Roman Wrestling Silver Medalist, who notched an impressive 57-second stoppage victory at the expense of Eddey “The Clown” Kalai of Malaysia on July 7, 2018 at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens.”

“I have dreams of becoming a world champion in this wonderful sport someday, and I am coming and willing to work for it,” Rahardian said. Despite the jagged path to the upper echelon of ONE Championship’s talented 56.7-kilogram weight class, he is inspired to embrace the grind as he witnessed many celebrated world champions in history who had to endure a tumultuous period of uncertainty before they could reach the pinnacle of success.

Rahardian is determined to make sure he would not go through a similar experience like his last cage outing in ONE Championship. The Bali MMA fighter shared, “Now, the focus has been on sharpening my talent and making sure I learn from my mistakes in my last bout.”

“ONE: Conquest of Heroes” will take place at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Rahardian:

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Sabah’s Eddey Kalai’s to solely represent Malaysia at ‘ONE: Battle for the Heavens’

Eddey Kalai, Adrian Mattheis
Eddey Kalai, Adrian Mattheis

Taking place at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China on July 7, 2018, “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will feature seven mixed martial arts matches and three bouts under ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series. Among the 20 fighters on the card, Eddey “The Clown” Kalai, 36, is the sole representative of Malaysia.

Fighting out of Sabah, Malaysia, Kalai was not successful when he made his ONE Championship at “ONE: Global Superheroes” on January 26, 2018. “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will allow the two-time Southeast Asian Games Boxing Bronze Medalist to redeem himself as he returns for his second bout in the promotion.

Kalai is set to face Peng Xue Wen, 21, of China at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens.” They will compete in the strawweight division whose reigning champion is Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito, 32, of Japan.

The Sabahan MMA fighter comes from a long line of boxers. After several years spent on the regional boxing circuit, he became intrigued at the prospect of competing in MMA.

In 2013, Kalai made his debut in the cage by taking part in a national amateur tournament. Although he lost, he was instantly hooked and decided to dedicate himself to training in all disciplines and adding new tools to his strong boxing base.

After 10 wins as an amateur with 8 stoppages, Kalai turned professional. Now, the Sabah native finds himself in a promotion with the world’s best martial artists.

“ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will be headlined by Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand and Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei for the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship. ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated, “World-class martial arts makes a triumphant return to the beautiful city of Guangzhou with another spectacular event.”

Meanwhile, watch Kalai do some padwork here:

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