ONE Championship held the official “ONE: Dawn of Valor” open workout at the Syena Martial Arts Center in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 22, 2019. It was attended by eight mixed martial artists including Kiamrian “Brazen” Abbasov, 26, of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
The “ONE: Dawn of Valor” fight night will take place at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on October 25, 2019. In the main event of the evening, Abbasov will challenge reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden.
“This is a great opportunity for me,” Abbasov stated. “I am blessed to be in this situation, challenging for the world championship but I know that I’ve worked hard for this and it is my time to realize my dream of becoming a world champion.”
“Zebaztian Kadestam is a great champion and a great fighter but I am coming for that belt with everything that I have,” the Kyrgyzstani mixed martial artist continued. “I’m prepared to go the full five rounds but make no mistake about it, I will be looking for the finish.”
Kadestam has been competing professionally since 2011. He joined ONE Championship in 2017.
Like Kadestam, Abbasov has been competing professionally since 2011. A former Prime Selection GP Welterweight Champion, he joined ONE Championship in 2018.
Joining Kadestam and Abbasov in the “ONE: Dawn of Valor” open workout were Indonesia’s very own Eko Roni Saputra, 27, Priscilla “Thathi” Hertati Lumban Gaol, 31, Stefer “The Lion” Rahardian, 32, and Adrian “Papua Badboy” Mattheis, 26. Kaji “Alpha” Ebin, 26, of Manila, Philippines and Bozhena “Toto” Antoniyar, 24, of Yangon, Myanmar took part in the event, as well.
Born on July 8, 1993 in Bishkek, Abbasov was raised by a single mother Kyrgyzstan’s capital city where he began his martial arts journey with Greco-Roman wrestling. Later, he added boxing to his arsenal.
Early in Abbasov’s career, he won two tournament championships, including a tournament in December 2016 where he beat three different opponents in one night. He currently holds a professional MMA record of 21 wins and 4 losses.
Here is a clip from the “ONE: Dawn of Valor” workout: