ONE Championship: Warrior’s Code Full Preview

Returning to Jakarta, Indonesia, ONE Championship will offer a card on Friday morning that has a mixture of national and international talent. Headlining the show is a Muay Thai attraction, with Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy and Detrit Sathian Muay Thai fighting for the Featherweight Muay Thai Championship.

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Lead Card (5:30 AM EST/ 5:30 PM WIB)

Bout 1: Demi Yulianto (0-0) vs. Antonis Muyak (0-0) (155 lbs) (MMA Bout)

The “Lead Card” starts at 5:30 AM EST (5:30 PM local time) with seven preliminary fights. The first fight of the evening will see a double debut. Both making their pro-MMA debut in their home country, Demi Yulianto and Antonis Muyak will fight in a 155 pound fight.

Bout 2: Egi Rozten (2-3) vs. Fajar (3-1) (135 lbs) (MMA Bout)

The second fight on the prelims will see Indonesian fighter Fajar make his ONE debut against Egi Rozten. Fajar had a three-fight winning streak in Indonesian promotion One Pride MMA, although he was inactive throughout 2019. Rozten is on a two-fight losing streak, getting stopped in the first round by Himanshu Kaushik and Elipitua Siregar.

Bout 3: Andy Howson vs. Josh Tonna (125 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)

The first of three Muay Thai bouts of the evening will be between Andy Howson and Josh Tonna. Tonna is 1-1 in ONE SuperSeries fights, last getting a decision win over Yoshihisa Morimoto in July. Howson will be making his ONE debut.

Bout 4: Savvas Michael Petchyindee Academy vs. Taiki Naito (135 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)

The next fight should be a good bantamweight clash under ONE’s Muay Thai rules. Taiki Naito will fight Savvas Michael Petchyindee Academy. Naito is on a three-fight winning streak, all under the ONE banner. He fought throughout Japan in RISE, RIZIN and Shoot Boxing before starting with ONE. Savvas has a 1-1 ONE record, with his recent loss being over a shoulder injury.

Bout 5: Abro Fernandes (8-2) vs. Eko Priandono (6-1) (135 lbs) (MMA Bout)

In yet another all-Indonesian matchup, Abro Fernandes will face the debuting Eko Priandono. Fernandes recently got his first win in ONE, going to decision against Rudy Agustian. He looks to even his record in the promotion with this fight. Fernandes used to fight in the Indonesian promotion ONE Pride MMA, which is where Priandono last fought. Priandono currently has a five-fight winning streak, with four of them via stoppage.

Bout 6: Sunoto (11-7) vs. Yang Fei (3-4) (150 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Sunoto has fought for ONE Championship since 2015, although currently is on the longest losing streak in his career. Attempting to avoid three-straight losses as a pro, Sunoto will face the returning Yang Fei. Fei fought in ONE once in 2017, losing to Muhammad Aiman. Now that he has picked up a win in the regional scene, he comes back to fight Sunoto.

Bout 7: Nyrene Crowley (3-2) vs. Itsuki Hirata (2-0) (115 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Finishing off the lead card, Nyrene will be matched up against the undefeated Itsuki Hirata. Nyrene will be making her ONE main brand debut after going 2-2 in the ONE Warrior Series. With that being said, her last two fights were losses to Michele Ferreira. Despite only having two fights as a pro, Hirata has gained a significant following online. Not only will she be putting her undefeated record on the line, she will also try to continue her streak of finish wins.

Main Card (8:30 AM EST / 8:30 PM WIB)

Bout 8: Kim Jae Woong (10-3) vs. Koyomi Matsushima (11-4) (155 lbs) (MMA Bout)

The main card will begin with at 8:30 AM EST (8:30 AM local time) with a battle between Kim Jae Woong and Koyomi Matsushima. Woong is currently on a notable four-fight winning streak, with the most recent one being his ONE debut against Rafael Nunes. Matsushima’s last fight was a loss to ONE Featherweight (155 lbs) Champion Martin Nguyen. Before then, the Japanese fighter had two wins in ONE. Earlier in this career, Matsushima fought for JMMA promotion Pancrase.

Bout 9: Eko Roni Saputra (1-1) vs. Khon Sichan (3-5) (135 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Continuing on the main card, Indonesian fighter Eko Roni Saputra will battle against Cambodia’s Khon Sicham. Saputra’s last fight was a quick win, as his opponent Kaji Ebin pulled out 19 seconds in due to injury. Sichan is on a two-fight losing streak, with a 1-4 record in his ONE career.

Bout 10: Marat Gafurov (17-2) vs. Iuri Lapicus (13-0) (170 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Undefeated Iuri Lapicus will be tested against ONE veteran Marat Gafurov in the next main card fight. Gafurov, who is former ONE Featherweight (155 lbs) Champion has bounched between wins and losses in recent years. He has most recently won against Tetsuya Yamada. Lapicus made his ONE debut in May, shopping Shannon Wiratchai with a rear naked choke in the third round.

Bout 11: Leandro Ataides (11-3) vs. Reinier de Ridder (11-0) (205 lbs) (MMA Bout)

The co-main event of the evening will be between Leandro Ataides and undefeated Reinier de Ridder. Ataides didn’t fight in 2019, with his last fight being a late 2018 win over Vitaly Bigdash. He is current on a three-fight winning streak, bouncing back from his first three losses as a pro from 2014 to 2016. Ridder’s undefeated record includes two ONE fights, which both took place in 2019. All of his wins since 2016 have all been via finish, which puts a lot of pressure for Ridder to end this fight with a bang.

Bout 12: Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy vs. Detrit Sathian Muay Thai (ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship) (155 lbs)

Put in the main event slot of the card, Pethmorakot Petchyindee Academy and Detrit Sathain Muay Thai will battle for the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai Championship. Petchyindee’s last fight in ONE saw him stop Charlie Peters with a knee in the second round. Detrit will be in the rare position of his first fight in a promotion being a fight for a championship. The most notable recent crossover was Cris Cyborg leaving the UFC to fight in Bellator, gaining the promotion’s Featherweight Championship in her first fight.

After two shows in two weeks, ONE will go a few weeks without events. Their next flagship show will be “King of the Jungle,” on Feb. 28th. The show is currently headlined by Atomweight Kickboxing Champion Stamp Fairtex and Janet Todd. The co-main event also has a championship on the line, with Strawweight Muay Thai Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao facing Rocky Odgen.

Before that show, ONE will hold another episode of the ONE Warrior Series on Wednesday, Feb. 19th.

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