*UPDATE: This bout was cancelled.
Indonesia, Hawaii and the Philippines will be represented at the ONE Championship event “ONE: Warrior’s Dream,” which will take place on November 17, 2018 at the Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia. The fight card features three ONE Super Series striking contests and 11 mixed martial arts matches.
In the ninth bout of the evening, Zach “God’s Warrior” Zane, 33, of Indonesia and Hawaii will face Jimmy “The Silencer” Yabo, 37, of Cebu City, Philippines. They will compete in an MMA match the strawweight division.
A third-degree black belt in taekwondo, Yabo is one of the pioneers of the Philippines martial arts scene. He is known for his quiet demeanor that hides explosive firepower and all of his wins to date have come by way of knockout, which is testament to his fearsome punching power.
A patient fighter who likes to counterpunch, Yabo is as dangerous at the end of every bout as he is at the beginning as shown by his performances. He signed for ONE Championship in 2015 and has already put on several thrilling performances, the most famous of which was when he knocked out Bashir “Somchai” Ahmad, 36, of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan with one punch in just 21 seconds.
Zane will make his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Warrior’s Dream.” A grandson of a kung fu grandmaster, he was born into a martial arts family in Indonesia but he and his family relocated to Hawaii where he expanded on his kung fu background by training in taekwondo, boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Stepping into the world of MMA, Zane competed mostly in the United States and traveled as far as Northern Ireland to compete. The Indonesian-Hawaiian fighter’s exciting style has resulted in all of his wins coming via stoppage to date and earned him a a Maui Fighting Championships Featherweight Championship title in the process.
[RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]
“ONE: Warrior’s Dream” Main Events
In the co-main event of the evening, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, of Helmond, Netherlands and Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre, 36, of Sao Paulo, Brazil will battle it out in a ONE Super Series kickboxing contest. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]
In the main event, Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Arsta, Uppsala, Sweden and Tyler McGuire, 32, of Spokane, Washington, United States will compete for the vacant ONE Welterweight World Championship. [RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]
Ticket information for ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM is available at www.onefc.com.