9 May 2018 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held an open workout for athletes competing at “ONE: Grit and Glory.” One of them was reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Alex “Little Rock” Silva.
Held at the Jakarta Muay Thai and MMA Gym on May 9, 2018, the “ONE: Grit and Glory” open Workout featured main event competitors, Silva and his challenger, Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito of Matsudo, Japan. Naito is the former ONE Strawweight World Champion.
“I am always looking for a spectacular finish, no matter where the bout ends up whether on the feet or on the ground,” Silva said. “I really feel like I can beat Naito again, no doubt. If it takes one round or five, I’m ready.”
“I am prepared to go the duration of the contest again,” the reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion added. “My goal is to improve on the performance of the last bout. There should be no problems with me going to the end since I have prepared well, but I am definitely looking to finish this time around.”
Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Silva is a third-degree black belt and Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion feared for his relentless pursuit of submission finishes. He is a technical grappling specialist with a penchant for securing highlight-reel submissions.
Five of Silva’s last six victories have all ended in spectacular fashion. In his most recent contest, he turned in the best performance of his career, defeating Naito via unanimous decision to claim the ONE Strawweight World Championship.
Now, Silva is ready to return to action to defend the belt against the same man he took it from at “ONE: Grit and Glory,” which is set for May 12, 2018 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. Here is a teaser for the rematch:
Ticket information for ONE: GRIT AND GLORY is available at www.onefc.com.