MMA, martial arts

Indonesia’s Adrian Mattheis earns 7th ONE Championship win, knocks out China’s Li Zhe at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’ in Malaysia

Adrian Mattheis (© ONE Championship)

Adrian Mattheis (© ONE Championship)

Training out of Tigershark Fighting Academy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Adrian “Papua Badboy” Mattheis, 26, was one of the winners at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” The Indonesia mixed martial artist defeated Li Zhe, 19, of China.

“ONE: Masters of Destiny” marked the seventh time Mattheis won in ONE Championship. Before Li, the Indonesian MMA fighter defeated Phato Soda, Eddey Kalai, Ming Qiang Lan, Angelo Bimoadji, Aziz Calim and Himanshu Kaushik in the promotion.

ONE Championship included four kickboxing contests, two Muay Thai matches and 10 MMA bouts on the “ONE: Masters of Destiny” card. In the fourth bout of the evening, Mattheis and Li competed in an MMA match in the strawweight division with Motohiro Tsuruwa as the referee.

As Li chased Mattheis across the ring in pursuit of a takedown, Mattheis picked him apart with explosive combinations. In the second round, the Indonesian contender was able to take the action to the mat, where he unloaded his ground-and-pound.

Tsuruwa put a stop to the strawweight contest after 1 minute and 51 seconds in the second round. Mattheis knocked out Li, a ONE Hero Series alum who is training out of Longyun MMA Gym in Harbin, China.

Winning at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” improved the professional MMA record of Mattheis to 9 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Li now has 5 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw.

Including China and Indonesia, 20 countries were represented at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” The others were Australia, Brazil, Finland, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam and the United States.

Mattheis was one of the two representatives of Indonesia at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” Li was one of the two athletes from China.

More photos from the bout between Mattheis and Li are on Top Sports Asia. Here are some “ONE: Masters of Destiny” highlights:

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