13 July 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), treated fans to yet another exciting evening of world-class martial arts action. The packed Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia played host to ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER, which featured the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent. In the main event, Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden scored a rousing third-round TKO of hometown hero Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Malaysia.
In the main event of ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER, former ONE World Title Challenger Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden turned in one of the most impressive performances of his career, defeating hometown hero Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Malaysia with a dominant striking showcase. Kadestam overwhelmed Thani in the stand up for two whole rounds while avoiding the Malaysian’s vaunted wrestling game. In the third and final round, Kadestam confidently lit Thani up with a creative sequence of strikes to coerce referee Olivier Coste to call a halt to the contest, earning him a resounding technical knockout victory.
Zebaztian Kadestam, ONE athlete, stated: “Agilan [Thani] is tough, he is really tough. I hurt my hand in the first round and I tried not to think about it. His wrestling was good and he is a tough kid. In the third round, I went back to my hand and it was good, so I said let’s go. I’ve been training hard for a long time, and this was just me flowing. Thank you to the fans in Kuala Lumpur for showing the support.”
Official results for ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER
- Welterweight bout: Dae Sung Park defeats Trestle Tan by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series (Muay Thai) Flyweight bout: Petchdam Kaiyanghadao defeats Josh Tonna by Knockout (KO) at 1:11 minutes of round 2
- Women’s Atomweight bout: Jihin Radzuan defeats Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Featherweight bout: Li Kai Wen defeats Emilio Urrutia by TKO (Strikes) at 1:22 minutes of round 3
- Lightweight bout: Ariel Sexton defeats Kota Shimoishi by Submission (Americana) at 0:44 minutes of round 3
- Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Xie Chao by Submission (Armbar) at 3:31 minutes of round 1
- ONE Super Series (Kickboxing) Middleweight bout: Sergej Maslobojev defeats Florent Kaouachi by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Featherweight bout: Narantungalag Jadambaa defeats Kazuki Tokudome by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Welterweight bout: Tyler McGuire defeats Luis Santos by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series (Muay Thai) Featherweight bout: Jo Nattawut defeats Yohann Fairtex Drai by Knockout (KO) at 2:59 minutes of round 1
- Welterweight bout: Zebaztian Kadestam defeats Agilan Thani by TKO (Strikes) at 1:56 minutes of round 3