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Timor Leste’s Abro Fernandes earns 2nd ONE Championship win, beats Eko Priandono at ‘ONE: Warrior’s Code’ in Indonesia

Abro Fernandes, Yoshinori Umeki, Eko Priandono (©ONE Championship)

Abro Fernandes, Yoshinori Umeki, Eko Priandono (©ONE Championship)

Abro “The Black Komodo” Fernandes, 29, of Indonesia and Timor Leste has earned his second victory in ONE Championship. He was one of the winners at “ONE: Warrior’s Code.”

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 fourth bout of the evening, Fernandes competed in an MMA bout in the flyweight division against Eko “Electrical Knock Out” Priandono, 26, of Indonesia.

Yoshinori Umeki served as the referee. Fernandes controlled the pace of the bout with his striking, working with jabs and leg kicks to keep Priandondo at bay.

Also, Fernandes was the more aggressive of the two as he was relentless with his takedown attempts but just could not complete them. After three five-minute rounds, the flyweight contest was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, Umeki raised the hand of Fernandes. The Indonesian-Timorese contender was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Losing to Fernandes downgraded the professional MMA record of Priandono to 6 wins and 2 losses. He made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Warrior’s Code.”

On the other hand, it was the fourth outing of Fernandes in ONE Championship. He now has 9 wins and 2 losses.

Including Indonesia and Timor Leste, 15 countries were represented at “ONE: Warrior’s Code.” The others were Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cyprus, Italy, Japan, Moldova, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Fernandes solely represented Timor Leste. Both former One Pride MMA fighters, he and Priandono were two of the seven representatives of the host country.

Born on May 2, 1990, Fernandes grew up in Luro, Timor Leste but later moved to Solo, Central Java, Indonesia to have his MMA training. Meanwhile, here is a “ONE: Warrior’s Code” recap:

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