ONE Championship is ready to unleash its heroes once again.
Next Saturday, 22 September, the world’s largest martial arts organization will return to the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia with its latest spectacle, ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES
The 12-bout card, which will be headlined by a ONE Strawweight World Title rematch between Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito (13-1) and Filipino challenger Joshua “The Passion” Pacio (12-2), will feature elite athletes competing in Muay Thai, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts contests.
As we get closer to the blockbuster extravaganza, check out four of the best performances from the superstars competing in Jakarta.
Timofey Nastyukhin Outduels Amir Khan
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Posted by ONE Championship on Sunday, August 5, 2018
At ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD in February, Russian contender Timofey Nastyukhin (12-3) stepped into the cage with Singaporean Muay Thai Champion Amir Khan in an epic battle between lightweight knockout artists.
This riveting showdown unfolded almost entirely on the feet, as the two stand-up practitioners exchanged heavy artillery for three rounds.
Nastyukhin was the primary aggressor, and he connected with the more effective strikes – most notably, a series of powerful overhand rights.
For this success, he was awarded a unanimous decision victory, which moved him even closer to the ONE Lightweight World Title opportunity he desperately seeks.
The Russian will look to take another stride toward a title shot as he battles dangerous Turkish finisher Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev (5-1) next.
Stefer Rahardian Dominates Muhammad Imran
Stefer Rahardian's undefeated record did not come easy.Manila | 27 July | LIVE and FREE on the ONE Super App: http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | Tickets: http://bit.ly/onekings18
Posted by ONE Championship on Sunday, July 22, 2018
In what turned out to be his last contest at flyweight, the Indonesian sensation faced Pakistan’s Muhammad “The Spider” Imran in the night’s co-main event, and he gave his countrymen a reason to celebrate.
For three rounds, Rahardian was dominant, as he landed multiple takedowns, and kept his adversary glued to the canvas with expert positional control and powerful strikes.
By the time this bout ended, there could be no other outcome than a unanimous decision win for “The Lion.”
Now a strawweight, the Indonesian will attempt to remain undefeated in his homeland when he faces Chinese National Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion Peng Xue Wen (5-4).
Danny Kingad Edges Out Ma Hao Bin
Danny "The King" Kingad reigns supreme with an electrifying unanimous decision win over Ma Hao Bin!Watch the full event LIVE & FREE on the ONE Super App ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, June 23, 2018
Despite his foe’s incredible accolades in the grappling department, Kingad was able to find success on the mat between some breathtaking scrambles.
He landed several takedowns, hit a number of crafty reversals, and even threatened with a leg lock in the third round.
Next for Kingad is a mouthwatering clash with Japanese knockout artist Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu (10-2).
Kairat Akhmetov’s Title-Winning Debut
One has a chance to rewrite history. The other, a chance to repeat it.Macao | 5 August | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | PPV: Official livestream at oneppv.com | Tickets: http://bit.ly/oneconquerors17 | Prelims LIVE on Facebook
Posted by ONE Championship on Thursday, August 3, 2017
Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov (24-2) arrived in ONE Championship with a perfect record and a 22-bout win streak to stake an undeniable claim to challenge for the ONE Flyweight World Title.
Akhmetov, known for his highly decorated wrestling pedigree, leaned on his expertise to frustrate the Brazilian titleholder.
While Moraes utilized his striking and worked for a few submission attempts, “The Kazakh” used elite-level takedowns and positional control to stifle the Brazilian’s world-class jiu-jitsu.
Ultimately, the challenger emerged as the dominant competitor in two judges’ eyes, and he narrowly defeated “Mikinho” via split decision to claim the gold.