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Lithuania’s Sergej Maslobojev beats Croatian opponent at ‘ONE: Grit and Glory’

Sergej “Kuvalda” Maslobojev, 30, made a successful ONE Championship debut on May 12, 2018 at “ONE: Grit and Glory” at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. He competed against Antonio Plazibat, 24, of Croatia on the ONE Super Series card.

At “ONE: Grit and Glory,” Maslobojev and Plazibat competed in a kickboxing bout in the 95 kg division with Yuji Shimada as the referee. After three three-minute rounds, the judges gave Maslobojev a unanimous decision victory.

After beating Plazibat, Maslobojev now has a professional kickboxing record of 46 wins and 4 losses. Born in Klaipeda, Lithuania, Maslobojev also has a professional mixed martial arts record of 10 wins and 6 losses and a professional boxing record of 7 wins and 3 losses.

On the other hand, Plazibat’s professional kickboxing record downgraded to 14 wins and 4 losses. Fighting out of his birthplace Split, Croatia, he was the winner of K-1 World GP 2017 Heavyweight Championship Tournament.

The kickboxing bout between Maslobojev and Plazibat was the second in the two ONE Super Series matches at “ONE: Grit and Glory.” The first one was a Muay Thai contest in the bantamweight division between Ognjen Topic, 32, of Serbia and Stergos “Greek Dynamite” Mikkios, 28, of Greece, which also ended via a unanimous decision victory in favor of the Serbian contender.

In the co-main event of “ONE: Grit and Glory,” Stefer Rahardian of Indonesia competed against Himanshu Kaushik of India in the strawweight division.

In the main event of the evening, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Alex Silva of Brazil defended his title from former champion Yoshitaka Naito of Japan in a rematch.

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