Indonesia-based mixed martial arts promotion One Pride Pro Never Quit returns to Tennis Indoor Stadium on September 21, 2019 with Fight Night 32 titled “Spirit of Champion” with 4 bouts, including lightweight champion Jeka Saragih’s first international fight and a title fight and Bantamweight titleholder Achmad Eko Priandono’s first title defense.
In the Main Event, lightweight champion Jeka Saragih will have his first international fight against Mhar John Manahan. Saragih successfully defended his championship belt for the fourth time against Hendrik Tarigan in just over 1 minute last July. His opponent, Manahan, is a silver medallist of national kickboxing championship trains under the tutelage of the wushu world champion Rene Catalan.
The co-main event will have bantamweight champion Achmad Eko Priandono defend his One Pride MMA bantamweight belt back in February. This fighter from Sidoarjo, East Java, has involved in martial arts since 2007 and started his fighting career at One Pride in 2017. After losing to Sony Rizaldi in 2017, Priandono switched camp to Saint Martial Arts and racked up 3 consecutive knockouts, and subsequently the bantamweight title.
“I fight not only for myself but for those around me who have always supported me, especially my mother, my sister, and people who love me. That is my biggest motivation to move forward, “said Eko. “I will not stop at this point. Insha Allah (God willing), can go international. ”
Eko, known for his lightning speed and combinations, will fight Yusuf Susilo, a striker with a contrasting style style. Susilo, with a karate background, provides a unique challenge with a fighting style that relies on accurate and powerful strikes that could end Eko’s resistance in an instant.
The next fight, a contender fight between former One Pride MMA straw weight title holder Brando Mamana, famous for his spinning kick that knocked Adi Paryanto to the One Pride Arena. “Tiger Karo” is famous as one of the best finisher in One Pride, winning 6 of 7 wins within the opening round. His opponent, Billy Pasulatan seems unstoppable with 4 consecutive wins in the straw weight division. “The Twister” is one of the few fighters in One Pride MMA that was able to incorporate his Tae Kwon Do background into an effective package in MMA, providing a unique challenge to the former champion.
Finally, in the classic grappler vs. striker bout, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stylist Yesreel Mocodaser faces boxer Jamil Burhan. Jamil is famous for his boxing skills, particularly his left hook. After his loss to featherweight challenger Novian Hartanto, Jamil chose to move to lightweight classes and was welcomed by Yesreel Mocodaser, who succeeded in impressing the audience with the first Von Flue choke at One Pride Arena against Sarweddy SIahaan after losing to two title challengers Angga and Hatoropan Simbolon.
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