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 a rousing one-round striking affair to kick off “ONE: Kings of Courage.” Riski “Kong” Umar of Indonesia overcame a spirited effort from countryman Egi Rozten to win via technical knockout. Rozten came out of the gates looking to end matters early with a relentless barrage of strikes, but Umar kept his composure and weathered the storm to win with ground-and-pound at the 4:20 mark of Round 1.
Hailing from Ternate, Indonesia, Umar was originally set to face Arnold Batubara of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The latter was replaced by Rozten, who is from Karawang, Indonesia.
Umar now has a professional record of 2 wins and 0 loss. Rozten now has 0 win and 1 loss as an MMA fighter but as a boxer, he has 5 wins, 18 losses and 2 draws.
In the main event, Jing Nan “The Panda” Xiong of China was crowned the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion with a technical knockout victory over Singapore’s Tiffany 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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