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.
The sixth bout of the evening was a bantamweight match between Indonesian martial arts standout Sunoto “The Terminator” Peringkat and Cambodia’s Rin Saroth. The former returned to action, needing only two rounds to pull off a crafty submission finish against his Cambodian opponent.
Facing an opponent who has extensive experience in the striking discipline of khun khmer, Peringkat turned the bout to his advantage by taking Saroth down to the canvas and wearing him out with stifling ground strikes. On the mat, the Indonesian fighter caught his Cambodian counterpart with a deep americana to force the tap, claiming the third submission win of his professional career.
After winning at “ONE: Kings of Courage,” Peringkat now has 7 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Raroth’s record downgraded to 2 wins and 4 losses.
Seringkat’s fellow Indonesian fighter Stefer Rahardian co-headlined “ONE: Kings of Courage” with Pakistan’s Muhammad Imran. Rahardian put his immaculate record on the line in a flyweight bout.
In the co-main event of the evening, Rahardian drew the loudest cheers from the hometown crowd at the packed Jakarta Convention Center as he turned in another stellar performance, dominating Imran over three rounds to keep his unblemished professional record intact. 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.
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