Peng Xue Wen, 22, of China will be stepping into enemy territory when makes his next entrance to the ONE Championship cage. On September 22, 2018, the Chinese grappler will co-headline “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia against Stefer “The Lion” Rahardian, 31, of Indonesia.
“He is a great fighter,” Peng said of Rahardian. “He is a Jiu-Jitsu player, but I don’t think it’s difficult to beat him.”
“ONE: Conquest of Heroes” will feature 12 bouts. In the 11th bout of the evening, Peng and Rahardian will fight in the strawweight division.
“As soon as I got the news that I could compete in Jakarta, I got excited,” Peng shared. “I am ready!”
Against Rahardian, Peng will be facing a well-rounded competitor who has found success via Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The Chinese contender is not afraid of the fact that his Indonesian opponent, who is the ONE Jakarta Flyweight Tournament Champion, has a knack for scoring submission wins.
It is bound to be another tough test for Peng. In the Chinese wrestling silver medalist’s previous outing, he scored a 57-second knockout victory over Eddey “The Clown” Kalai, 36, of Malaysia, a two-time Southeast Asian Games medalist for boxing.
It was a testament to Peng’s ever-improving skills as a complete mixed martial artist. A former Chinese Greco-Roman wrestling champion with a professional wrestling record of 56 wins and 4 losses, he is primarily known for his elite-level grappling, but he displayed topnotch striking skills against a decorated boxer in Kalai.
Now, Peng is looking to pull off a repeat performance at “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” against a tough opposition like Rahardian. Meanwhile, watch the most recent ONE Championship bout of the Indonesian contender here: