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Pakistani ONE Championship fighter Muhammad Imran: Stefer Rahardian is a great grappler

Stefer Rahardian, Chatri Sityodtong, Muhammad Imran

Stefer Rahardian, Chatri Sityodtong, Muhammad Imran

Muhammad “The Spider” Imran, 26, of Gujar Khan, Pakistan is ready for his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Kings of Courage” on January 20, 2018. During a press conference on January 18, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, he mentioned the strengths of his undefeated opponent Stefer Rahardian, 31, of Indonesia.

“I have always believed in hard work and honesty,” Imran stated. “When you put your heart into something, you can be successful. I am working very hard to better my skills so that I can improve as a martial artist.”

“Stefer Rahardian is a tough opponent, and a really great grappler, the best so far that I will face,” Imran added. “I am prepared to go wherever the bout takes us.”

Imran is the former PFC Strawweight Champion who specializes in budokai karate and grappling. He 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.

The match between Imran and Rahardian will be the co-main event at “ONE: Kings of Courage.” The will battle for the right to challenge for the ONE Flyweight World Championship.

To be held at the Jakarta Convention Center, “ONE: Kings of Courage” will be headlined by Jing Nan “The Panda” Xiong, 30, of China and Tiffany “No Chill” Teo, 28, of Singapore. The winner of the main event will be the first ever ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion.

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