India’s Himanshu Kaushik: Stefer Rahardian is a great athlete

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9 May 2018 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held an open workout at the Jakarta Muay Thai and MMA Gym in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 9, 2018 for athletes competing at “ONE: Grit and Glory.” Among them were Indian bantamweight contender Himanshu Kaushik and undefeated Indonesian mixed martial artist Stefer Rahardian.

“With my family and friends supporting me, I want to make them proud of my performance,” Kaushik  stated. “I am very lucky to have the team I have behind me. Stefer Rahardian is a great athlete, undefeated and experienced.”

Currently, Rahardian has 7 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Kaushik has 3 wins and 1 loss.

“He has great wrestling skills and his grappling is top notch,” the Indian fighter said of the undefeated Indonesian fighter. “I am preparing to handle his strengths and by the time we both step into the cage, I’ll be ready. I know what to do and we have a great game plan in place.”

Taking place at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 12, 2018, “ONE: Grit and Glory” marks Kaushik’s ONE Championship debut. He has competed mostly in his native India, showcasing a solid set of striking and grappling skills.

A striking specialist, Kaushik also owns a wushu record of 71-7. His promotional debut will be anything but easy, however, as he faces a surging Indonesian martial arts talent in a three-round strawweight bout.

“ONE: Grit and Glory” will be headlined by reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Brazil and Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito. Watch the teaser here:

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