ONE Championship: Warrior’s Code Live Coverage

This Friday, ONE Championship returns to Jakarta, Indonesia for “Warrior’s Code.” Headlining the card is Petchmorakot Petcyindee Academy facing Pongsiri PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym for the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship. Tonight’s show is held in ONE’s ring. The card also features 11 other fights between both regional and international talent. Check the article throughout the morning for updates on the event as it progresses.

Quick Results – Click a fight to skip to its part:

Lead Card (6:00 AM EST):

Bout 1: Fajar def. Egi Rozten via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 2:39)

Bout 2: Josh Tonna def. Andy Howson via KO, Knee (RD 1, 2:20) (Muay Thai Bout)

Bout 3: Taiki Naito def. Savvas Michael Petchyindee Academy via Decision, Unanimous (Muay Thai Bout)

Bout 4: Abro Fernandes (8-2) def. Eko Priandono (6-1) via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 5: Sunoto (11-7) def. Nurul Fikri (3-3) via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 6: Itsuki Hirata def. Nyrene Crowley via TKO, Strikes (RD 3, 3:27)

Main Card (8:30 AM EST):

Bout 7: Koyomi Matsushima def. Kim Jae Woong via TKO, Strikes (RD 3, 0:24)

Bout 8: Eko Roni Saputra def. Khon Sichan via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 3:45)

Bout 9: Iuri Lapicus def. Marat Gafurov via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 1:07)

Bout 10: Rennier de Ridder def. Leonardo Ataides via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 11: Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy vs. Pongsiri PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym (ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship) (155 lbs)

Live Coverage:

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

Demi Yulianto versus Antonis Muyak was meant to start the card, however, that fight was cancelled. Instead, starting the lead card was another all-Indonesian fight, this one being between Egi Rozten and Fajar. Fajar landed a leg kick in what was a slow first minute. He got a takedown moments later. Fajar went from side control into full mount. Fajar postured and threw some punches. The strikes continued with one of them opening a cut under Rozten’s right eye. The referee saw enough unanswered strikes, ending the fight eventually.

Bout 2: Andy Howson vs. Josh Tonna (125 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)

In the first of three Muay Thai bouts this evening, Andy Howson and Josh Tonna competed. Worth noting that all Muay Thai bouts used ONE’s MMA gloves. They both landed leg kicks in the first round. Tonna tried to land a knee to the body but missed. Howson caught a kick in the second minute, dumping Tonna to the floor. Howson started to connect with jabs.

Howson caught another leg kick at the start of the second round. Tonna landed a knee to the body and Howson fell, but everyone was in agreement that it was a slip as opposed to a knockdown. They went into a clinch, with both of them landing knees to the body. Tonna landed a right hook, clinched up and then scored a knee to the head which knocked Howson down. Howson got up but was shaken enough that the referee ended the fight. The close competition didn’t matter after Josh Tonna put an end to it all with a knee.

Bout 3: Savvas Michael Petchyindee Academy vs. Taiki Naito (135 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)

Continuing with Muay Thai, Japan’s Taiki Naito fought Savvas Michael Petchyindee Academy. Michael was the more aggressive fighter from the start. A pause came just over halfway through the round as Naito was poked in the eye.

Michael continued to push forward with combinations in the second round.  He really got into a groove at this point. He kept getting warned for taking too many steps when holding a leg kick. Naito landed a counter right which dropped Michael for a knockdown. Michael started to land hard punches after he got up. Damage from leg kicks were starting to show on Michael’s left leg.

At the start of the third round, another right hand dropped Michael. Michael fought with more urgency, clearly being down on the scorecards. He landed a teep kick to the body which shoved Naito back violently. An eye poke caused another pause with a minute to go. It looked almost like Michael was panicking with a minute to go. It felt like the leg damage started to pay off for Naito, as kicks to Michael were making him hesitate. The fight went to decision, with all three judges favouring Taiki Naito as the winner.

Bout 4: Abro Fernandes (8-2) vs. Eko Priandono (6-1) (135 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Switching back to MMA, the next fight was between debuting ONE fighter Eko Priandono and Abro Fernandes. After a slow first minute, they both started throwing fast punch combinations in the second minute. Priandono took a two-punch combo in the third minute which made him step back a little. While neither fighter was pushing the pace, Fernandes was throwing more. With just over a minute left in the round, the referee warned them that they need to be more active.

Fernandes shot for a takedown in the first minute of the second round, but didn’t try hard for it. While they fought a slow pace at the start of the second round, it was clear that the fighters were heating up. It became a good striking battle as the round went on.

At the start of the final round, Fernandes really tried for a takedown, although Priandono stopped it. While Priandono was constantly backing up, he was landing some counter-punches. They were trading strikes as the fight ran out of time. When going to the scorecards, all three judges chose Abro Fernandes as the winner.

Bout 5: Sunoto (11-7) vs. Nurul Fikri (3-3) (150 lbs) (MMA Bout)

In the next MMA fight, Sunoto fought Nurul Fikri. Sunoto’s original opponent was Yang Fei, although it was changed to Fikri. Sunoto dropped Fikri with a left hook after a minute of stand-up. Fikri stood back up, but was taken down seconds afterwards. Fikri seemed bothered with one of his eyes. Sunoto went from full guard to half, with Fikri trying for a kimura for a moment. They stayed in this position until the round ended.

In stand-up, Fikri threw lots of strikes but did not land much. Sunoto got a takedown halfway through the second round. He stayed in top position until the round ended. Another dominant round for Sunoto.

Sunoto avoided punches, getting another takedown in the first minute of the final round. They were stood up due to inactivity on the ground with two minutes to go. With almost no hesitation, Sunoto brought the fight back down to the ground. Sunoto was in top position until the fight clock expired. Sunoto walked away from the fight with a unanimous decision victory.

Bout 6: Nyrene Crowley (3-2) vs. Itsuki Hirata (2-0) (115 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Finishing off the preliminary portion of the card, undefeated Japanese fighter Itsuki Hirata was put against Nyrene Crowley. In the first minute of the fight, Crowley showed her fast strikes. She landed a clean right hand a minute into the fight. In a clinch, Crowley landed a knee to the head. Hirata was eating lots of punches. Hirata shot for a takedown, although Crowley ended up on her back. Hirata escaped, standing back up and getting a takedown. Crowley was able to flip the position over, being in side control before deciding to stand back up. Hirata got another takedown in the final minute. This time she got into top position. She was in half guard landing strikes as the round ended.

Crowley connected with an overhand right at the start of the second round. Hirata clinched up, landing a judo throw to take Crowley down. Hirata threw hammerfist punches to Crowley while having Crowley’s head trapped by her legs. Hirata tried for a kimura while still having Crowley’s head trapped. She eventually let go of Crowley’s head, getting back to the feet in a clinch. Hirata got another takedown, landing in side control. Hirata landed lots of hammerfist punches, although the referee didn’t feel compelled to stop the fight. Hirata danced to her corner in-between rounds.

Hirata got a double leg takedown in the first minute of the final round. She went into side control, trying again for the kimura. Crowley escaped and stood up, although was taken back down with Hirata in full mount. Hirata got on Crowley’s back, starting to throw punches with under two minutes left in the fight. After Hirata started to unload punches, the referee stepped in to end the fight. Enduring a tough first round, Itsuki Hirata brought the fight to the ground for two dominant rounds. After the fight, Hirata apologized for missing weight for the fight.

Main Card

Bout 7: Kim Jae Woong (10-3) vs. Koyomi Matsushima (11-4) (155 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Kicking off the main card, Korea’s Kim Jae Woong fought Koyomi Matsushima. This was Matsushima’s first fight back after losing a championship fight to Martin Nguyen. In the corner for Matsushima was Satoru Kitaoka. Matsushima swept Kim in a clinch, landing a takedown. Woong got on Matsushima’s back for a moment before they got back up. In stand-up, Woong landed a flying knee, although Matsushima caught it for a double-leg takedown. Woong got back to his feet halfway through the round. Matsushima got a strong slam takedown halfway through the round. They stood up for the final minute and a half of the round.

Just like in the round before, Matsushima got a takedown by catching a knee from Woong. When they stood back up, Matsushima dropped Woong with an overhand right. He took top position on the ground, not being able to finish Woong with strikes. They got back up with over a minute to go in the fight, with Matsushima trying for another takedown. Woong defended the takedown, trying for a choke on the ground before they stood back up. Woong countered another takedown attempt in the final minute, landing a knee to the head before going into a clinch.

The final round started with Woong charging forward with strikes. While coming forward, Matsushima landed an overhand right and a right hook which dropped Woong. He continued with hammerfist strikes until the referee ended the fight, giving the win to Matsushima. Bouncing back from his main event loss, Koyomi Matsushima got a stoppage victory.

Bout 8: Eko Roni Saputra (1-1) vs. Khon Sichan (3-5) (135 lbs) (MMA Bout)

The next main card fight saw Khon Sichan try to break his losing streak against Indonesia’s Eko Roni Saputra. Saputra got a takedown right off the bat. They got up in the clinch, although Saputra brought it back to the ground. From top position, Saputra threw some elbows. He tried for an americana but never fully got it in. Saputra tried for a triangle choke with two minutes left in the round, letting go of it after a few seconds. Sichan flipped over, letting Saputra tried for a rear naked choke. Sichan was flattened out, with the referee stopping the fight shortly after. With a quick and dominant performance, Eko Roni Saputra got a win in front of a supportive home country crowd.

Bout 9: Marat Gafurov (17-2) vs. Iuri Lapicus (13-0) (170 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Undefeated Iuri Lapicus fought Marat Gafurov in the ninth bout of the evening. Lapicus came forward with hooks, although Gafurov initiated a clinch. Lapicus threw Gafurov to the ground and put in a rear naked choke which put Gafurov out cold. Disposing of Marat Gafurov in mere seconds, Iuri Lapicus extended his undefeated record to 14 wins.

Bout 10: Leandro Ataides (11-3) vs. Reinier de Ridder (11-0) (205 lbs) (MMA Bout)

In the co-main event of the evening, Leandro Ataides fought Reinier de Ridder, who is undefeated. The winner of the fight would be next in line to face Aung La N Sang for his ONE Middleweight Championship. Ridder came forward at the start, but received some punches from Ataides. Ataides stopped a takedown attempt twice. In the second minute, de Ridder got a takedown from the clinch. Ataides was able to get back up in a body lock. Ataides threw down de Ridder for a moment, although they stood back up still in a clinch. They went back to stand-up striking with a minute to go in the fight.

De Ridder opened the second round with a good punch. Ataides landed hooks of his own a minute later. A timeout was called a minute into the fight. De Ridder had some tape cut off of his glove, and it looked like Ataides had a cut looked at. They resumed after a minute or so. Ataides scored a couple more punches before de Ridder got into a clinch and took him down. They stood back up with Ataides on de Ridder’s back. Ataides was bleeding quite a bit from his mouth. Ataides shot for a takedown in the final minute of the round, not getting it. They both seemed very tired by the end of the round.

In the third round, de Ridder had Ataides in a clinch in the corner. He landed a knee to the groin that caused another pause in the fight. They resumed in stand-up. Ataides kept initiating a clinch. A lot of the final round was fought in the clinch. The fight went all 15 minutes that it was scheduled for. The scorecards all favoured Rennier de Ridder, keeping him undefeated and setting up his fight with Aung La N Sang.

Bout 11: Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy vs. Pongsiri PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym (ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship) (155 lbs)

 

In the main event of the evening, Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy and Pongsiri PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym battled for the vacant ONE Featherweight Muay Thai Championship. Petchmorakot had a visible height advantage. The first round was slow paced, with throwing lots of teep kicks to the body. He was fighting from the outside for the whole round.

Pongsiri caught a kick early in the first round, countering with a leg kick. Petchmorakot kept throwing jabs to keep a distance. He landed a good flying knee in the round as well.

As expected, the pace picked up by the third round. Petchmorakot had a stronger output of strikes despite being up against the ropes. Petchmorakot landed lots of knees to the body, especially in clinch.

The fourth round saw an even more sped up pace. It was slowed down a little when Petchmorakot was kneed in the groin. They were basically taking turns with strikes as the fourth rounds was closing out. Petchmorakot stuck an elbow to the head during the round. Between the two, he was having the better moments.

The final round was a slower on, with Petchmorakot continuing with the jab and knees. Pongsiri dumped Petchmorakot to the ground halfway through the round. The fight went all five rounds. When going to the scorecards, all three judges gave the win to Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy, crowning him the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Champion.

ONE Championship’s flagship tour returns on Feb. 28th, with “King of The Jungle” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Kickboxing champion Stamp Fairtex will attempt to defend her belt against Janet Todd in the main event. On Feb. 19th, the ONE Warrior Series will return with another broadcast.

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