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Indonesia’s Dwi Ani Retno Wulan makes successful ONE Championship debut

Dwi Ani Retno Wulan, Olivier Coste, Putri Padmi (©ONE Championship)

Dwi Ani Retno Wulan, Olivier Coste, Putri Padmi (©ONE Championship)

Dwi Ani Retno Wulan , 20, of Indonesia was one of the winners at “ONE: Warrior’s Dream.” It was her first victory in ONE Championship and first win as a professional mixed martial artist.

On November 17, 2018, ONE Championship held “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” at the Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia, which is a consistent stop for the Singapore-based martial arts organization.

In the first bout of the evening, Wulan faced Putri Padmi, 25, who is also a ONE Championship debutante from Indonesia. They competed in the women’s atomweight division.

In the first round, referee Olivier Coste warned Wulan for punching the back of the head of Padmi. After three five-minute rounds, the referee raised the hand of Wulan, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Wulan is a State Muay Thai Champion training out of Han Academy. She now holds a professional MMA record of 1 win and 0 loss.

Padmi is a Provincial Muay Thai Champion training out of Tigershark Fighting Academy. She now has 0 win and 1 loss.

Including Padmi and Wulan, eight fighters represented Indonesia at “ONE: Warrior’s Dream.” The other six were Adrian “Papua Badboy” Matheis, 24, Aziz “The Krauser” Calim, 21, Eka “Egi Rozten” Aprilianto, 30, Elipitua Siregar, 21,  Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen, 33, and Priscilla “Thathi” Hertati Lumban Gaol, 30.

“ONE: Warrior’s Dream” was the 12th ONE Championship event held in Jakarta. The fight card featured 11 mixed martial arts matches as well as two Muay Thai bouts and one kickboxing contest under ONE Super Series.  

In the co-main event of the evening, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, of Helmond, Netherlands and Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre, 36, of Sao Paulo, Brazil battled it out in a ONE Super Series kickboxing contest. The Dutch kickboxer knocked out his Brazilian opponent in the second round.

In the main event, Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Arsta, Uppsala, Sweden and Tyler McGuire, 32, of Spokane, Washington, United States competed for the vacant ONE Welterweight World Championship. The Swedish contender captured the belt by knocking out his American opponent in the fourth round.

Here is a “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” recap by Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson:

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