20 January 2018 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), electrified the Jakarta Convention Center once again on January 20, 2018 at “ONE: Kings of Courage.” The first ONE Championship live event in 2018 kicked the year off in style, as the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent took to the ONE Championship cage.
In the third bout and first match in the main card, Filipino martial arts veteran Rene Catalan of Manila, Philippines turned in one of his most dominant performances to date against China’s Peng Xue Wen, winning by technical knockout to score his fourth straight victory inside the ONE Championship cage. Catalan, 18 years Peng’s senior, dominated the striking exchanges and matched Peng, a Greco Roman wrestling champion, in the grappling department.
In the second round, Catalan dropped Peng with a liver shot and swarmed him on the ground. Catalan improved his record to 4 wins, 2 losses and 1 No Contest while Peng now has 1 win and 2 losses.
Catalan was the only Filipino fighter in the fight card. On the other hand, Peng’s fellow Chinese fighter Jing Nan “The Panda” Xiong headlined the event with Tiffany Teo of Singapore.
In the main event, Xiong was crowned the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion with a technical knockout victory over Teo. In the co-main event of the evening, Indonesian flyweight prodigy Stefer Rahardian drew the loudest cheers from the hometown crowd at the packed Jakarta Convention Center as he turned in another stellar performance, dominating Pakistan’s Muhammad Imran over three rounds to keep his unblemished professional record intact.
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