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SEA Games 2019 sambo winner Fajar earns 1st ONE Championship win at ‘ONE: Warrior’s Code’ in Jakarta, Indonesia

Egi Rozten, Kemp Cheng, Fajar (©ONE Championship)

Egi Rozten, Kemp Cheng, Fajar (©ONE Championship)

Southeast Asian Games 2019 sambo gold medalist Fajar “Macho”, 25, of Tangerang, Indonesia, was one of the winners at “ONE: Warrior’s Code.” It was his first victory in ONE Championship.

Featuring three Muay Thai contests and eight mixed martial arts bouts, ONE Championship held “ONE: Warrior’s Code” at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 7, 2020. In the first bout of the evening, Fajar competed in an MMA bout in the flyweight division against Egi Rozten, 31, of Bandong, Indonesia.

Kemp Cheng served as the referee. Fajar flashed his striking skills before taking the action down to the ground.

From there, Fajar was unstoppable. He cut through Rozten’s guard and began dropping punches and elbows.

Cheng put a stop to the flyweight contest after 2 minutes and 39 seconds in the first round. Fajar beat Rozten via technical knockout.

Losing to Fajar downgraded the professional MMA record of Rozten, who trains out of IndoGym, to 2 wins and 4 losses. It was his fifth outing in ONE Championship.

On the other hand, Fajar made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Warrior’s Code.” He how has 4 wins and 1 loss.

Aside from Indonesia, 14 countries were represented at “ONE: Warrior’s Code” namely Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cyprus, Italy, Japan, Moldova, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Timor Leste and the United Kingdom. Fajar and Rozten were two of the seven representatives of the host country.

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Born in Indonesia on February 1, 1995, Fajar has been competing professionally as an MMA fighter since 2017. He competed in One Pride MMA from 2017 to 2018 and went on hiatus in 2019.

When the Philippines hosted the 30th SEA Games, Fajar represented Indonesia in sambo. The sambo bouts were held at the Angeles University Foundation Gymnasium in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines from December 5-6, 2019.

Out of the 11 participating countries, Indonesia earned the most medals for sambo at the SEA Games 2019 with four gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals. One of the gold medals was won by Fajar who dominated the men’s 57kg division.

Among the sambists who lost to Fajar at the SEA Games 2019 was ONE Championship athlete Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, 41, of the Philippines. The latter won the silver medal in the men’s 57kg division.

Fajar trains out of BSA Martial Arts Center. Meanwhile, here is a “ONE: Warrior’s Code” recap:

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