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Kadestam is new welterweight champ

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Zebaztian Kadestam VS Tyler McGuire (ONE Championship photo)

Zebaztian Kadestam VS Tyler McGuire (ONE Championship photo)

ONE Championship (ONE) electrified the Stadium Istora with another evening of world-class martial arts action after hosting ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM which featured the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent.

In the main event of ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM, Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam fully realized his dream of becoming a mixed martial arts world champion, stopping Tyler McGuire of the United States to capture the vacant ONE Welterweight World Championship.

From bell to bell, Kadestam picked McGuire apart with his striking superiority, jolting his American opponent with thunderous high kicks and solid right hands. Although McGuire was consistent in his relentless pursuit of takedowns for the majority of the contest, Kadestam held his composure, and showcased great grappling defense.

In the final moments of the fifth round, Kadestam uncorked a power right hand to knock out McGuire, taking home the ONE Welterweight World Championship.

In the co-main event, multiple-time kickboxing world champion Nieky “The Natural” Holzken announced his arrival on the ONE Super Series stage with a highlight-reel knockout win over Brazilian Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre.

The Dutch striker punished Alexandre with a flurry of pin-point punches and kicks, leading to a pair of knockdowns in the first round. It was Holzken’s hands that proved to be the difference however as he unloaded a combination in the dying seconds of the second round that was capped off by a well-placed uppercut that shut Alexandre’s lights out for the spectacular ONE Championship debut.

Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol VS Angelie Sabanal (ONE Championship photo)

Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol VS Angelie Sabanal (ONE Championship photo)

Crowd favorite Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol put on an all-around dominant performance to defeat Angelie “D’Explorer” Sabanal of the Philippines via unanimous decision.

Feeding off the energy of the raucous crowd in Jakarta, Gaol picked Sabanal apart in the stand-up department, while also staying one step ahead when the action went to the ground. In the third round, Sabanal attempted a last-ditch effort to steal the win with a submission but to no avail, as Gaol held on for the convincing decision win.

Anthony Engelen VS Jimmy Yabo (ONE Championship photo)

Anthony Engelen VS Jimmy Yabo (ONE Championship photo)

Dutch-Indonesian martial artist Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen had himself another quick night as he finished off Jimmy “The Silencer” Yabo of the Philippines with a first-round submission victory.

Just a week after his scintillating knockout win in Singapore, Engelen showcased his ground game this time as he took Yabo down with relative ease. Once on the mat, Engelen dominated as he swiftly took Yabo’s back and secured the rear-naked choke, forcing the Filipino to tap out within seconds.

Eugene Toquero VS Tatsumitsu Wada (ONE Championship photo)

Eugene Toquero VS Tatsumitsu Wada (ONE Championship photo)

Flyweight contender Tatsumitsu “The Sweeper” Wada of Japan scored his first win inside the ONE cage, submitting Eugene Toquero of the Philippines in round one. Wada quickly went to work at the opening bell, landing a series of leg kicks while connecting on a handful of punches. The Japanese grappler however showcased his dangerous submission skills, taking Toquero’s back and forcing the tap from a deep rear naked choke.

Official results for ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM

  • ONE Welterweight World Championship bout: Zebaztian Kadestam defeats Tyler McGuire by Knockout (KO) at 4:32 minutes of round 5
  • ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catch Weight bout (78.0kg): Nieky Holzken defeats Cosmo Alexandre by Knockout (KO) at 2:59 minutes of round 2
  • Women’s atomweight bout: Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol defeats Angelie Sabanal by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Strawweight bout: Hayato Suzuki defeats Pongsiri Mitsatit by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:09 minutes of round 1
  • ONE Super Series Muay Thai Flyweight bout: Lerdsila Phuket Top Team defeats Sok Thy by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Catch Weight bout (72.0kg): Anthony Engelen defeats Jimmy Yabo by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:35 minutes of round 1
  • Catch Weight bout (58.1kg): Elipitua Siregar defeats Muhammad Imran by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:10 minutes of round 2
  • Strawweight bout: Egi Rozten defeats Eddey Kalai by Knockout (KO) at 3:15 minutes of round 1
  • Bantamweight bout: Dae Hwan Kim defeats Zhao Zhi Kang by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Flyweight bout: Tatsumitsu Wada defeats Eugene Toquero by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:52 minutes of round 1
  • Strawweight bout: Adrian Mattheis defeats Aziz Calim by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:57 minutes of round 2
  • ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight bout: Brown Pinas defeats Yohann Fairtex Drai by Knockout (KO) at 0:52 minutes of round 2
  • Featherweight bout: Bruno Pucci defeats Xie Chao by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:56 minutes of round 1
  • Women’s strawweight bout: Dwi Ani Retno Wulan defeats Putri Padmi by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

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