The 33-year-old bantamweight contender looked better than ever, as he submitted fellow compatriot Victorio “Indra” Senduk via rear-naked choke at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES, which took place at the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.
Sunoto sinks in a TIGHT rear-naked choke on Victorio Senduk for the submission victory at 4:12 of Round 2!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, September 22, 2018
Playing to his grappling strengths, it took Sunoto less than 30 seconds before he quickly latched onto a leg and put his rival’s back on the canvas.
The Jakarta-based mat technician was methodical throughout the opening stanza, as he advanced his position from side control to set up his strikes and submission attempts. He eventually forced his way to the full mount, putting “Indra” on the defensive even more.
Senduk, who was making his bantamweight debut, tried to break free of his opponent’s grasp, but when he tried to scramble out of a bad position, he gave up his back. Sunoto remained glued to his adversary and fished for a rear-naked choke finish.
The 37-year-old Bandung native, however, did a good job avoiding his opponent’s submission attempts to make it to the end of the round.
Sunoto switched up his strategy in the second frame, as he came out firing and landed some huge punches on the wushu veteran.
As time ticked away, the Sunoto was starting to show some signs of fatigue with his hands dangling near his waist.
“Indra” pressed forward and tried to take advantage of the situation, but “The Terminator” planted him back to the canvas with more than two minutes remaining in the stanza.
From there, Sunoto wasted no time passing Senduk’s guard. He moved into full mount once more, and then transitioned to take the back in a carbon copy performance of the first round.
This time, “The Terminator” slipped his forearm under his adversary’s chin to lock in the rear-naked choke. The grimace on Senduk’s face told the entire story, as he was finally forced to tap out at the 4:12 mark of round two.
Sunoto had a four-bout win streak snapped in July, but now, he is looking to start a new one. The Jakarta-based athlete moved his record to 10-4, and he gave Senduk a disappointing debut in the bantamweight division.