ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong has announced that the main events of “ONE: Kings of Courage,” which is set for Jan. 20, 2018 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. The main event will be an inaugural championship bout between female fighters while the co-main event is between an undefeated Indonesian fighter and a Pakistani martial artist.
In the main event, Tiffany “No Chill” Teo of Singapore will take on “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China for the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship. In the co-main event, Muhammad “The Spider” Imran of Gujar Khan, Pakistan will make his ONE Championship debut as he faces top Indonesian martial arts talent Stefer Rahardian.
“It should be an exciting bout for all the fans watching, and at the end of the night, we will be crowning our first ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion,” Sityodtong continued. “In addition, our co-main event contest between local hero Stefer Rahardian and Muhammad Imran will see the winner go on to challenge for the ONE Flyweight World Championship.”
Rahardian impressed in his ONE Championship debut by winning the “ONE: Titles and Titans” flyweight tournament in August 2016. He finished both Yotha Hutagalung and Hendrick Wijaya by first round rear-naked choke to become the tournament winner.
Since then, Rahardian has blazed a trail in the ONE Championship cage, winning three additional bouts to cap an unprecedented run as a professional. In his last outing, he outperformed Cambodia’s Sim Bunsrun to win by impressive first-round submission.
Currently, Rahardian holds a record of 6 wins and 0 loss. Still unbeaten, he puts his perfect record on the line against Imran in a ONE Flyweight World Championship title eliminator.
Imran is the former PFC Strawweight Champion who specializes in budokai karate and grappling. The 26-year-old is looking to make a solid impact at flyweight, challenging one of the top talents in the division in his first appearance for the promotion.
Ticket information for ONE: KINGS OF COURAGE is available at www.onefc.com.