MMA, martial arts

China’s Peng Xue Wen earns 3rd ONE Championship win

Peng Xue Wen

Peng Xue Wen

Fighting out of Zhongshan, Guangdong, China, Peng Xue Wen, 22, was the underdog when he entered the cage at “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. He faced hometown hero Stefer “The Lion” Rahardian, 31, a Jakarta native.

Peng and Rahardian competed in a mixed martial arts bout in the strawweight division at “ONE: Conquest of Heroes,” which featured 10 MMA matches and 2 striking-only contests under ONE Super Series. It was the 11th bout and the co-main event of the evening.

After three five-minute rounds, the strawweight bout between Rahardian and Peng was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Yuji Shimada raised the hand of the Zhongshan native as the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” improved Peng’s professional MMA record to 3 wins and 3 losses. The Zhongshan native is now riding a two-bout winning streak.

On the other hand, the loss to Peng downgraded Rahardian’s record to 9 wins and 2 losses. Before facing the Chinese fighter, the Indonesian contender said goodbye to his undefeated record when he lost to Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, 39, of Iloilo, Philippines at “ONE: Reign of Kings” on July 27, 2018.

The co-main event of “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” was Peng’s fourth bout in ONE Championship. When he made his promotional debut at “ONE: Legends of the World” on November 10, 2017, he knocked out Phat “Ice” Soda of Cambodia at 2:17 of Round 1.

On January 23, 2018, Peng lost in ONE Championship for the first time. He was knocked out by Catalan at 4:22 of Round 2 at “ONE: Kings of Courage.”

But on July 7, 2018, Peng redeemed himself at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens.” He knocked out Eddey “The Clown” Kalai of Maysia at 0:57 of Round 1.

There were two Chinese contenders on the “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” card. The other one was  “The Southern Eagle” Ma Hao Bin, 24, of Nanchang, China, who lost to former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov, 30, of Taldykorgan, Almaty, Kazakhstan in the flyweight division.

Here is a clip from the bout between Rahardian and Peng:

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