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Former ONE world champion headlines Jakarta card

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat Akhmetov of Kazakhstan takes on Filipino Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio in the main event of ONE: Total Victory at the Jakarta Convention Center on Sept. 16. 

Akhmetov is a veteran martial artist from Almaty, Kazakhstan. In his most recent appearance inside the ONE Championship cage, Akhmetov faced divisional rival Adriano Moraes for the right to be crowned the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion. Akhmetov fell just short of victory, losing by unanimous decision in a close bout. 

Eustaquio defeated fellow striker Anatpong Bunrad via split decision in a rematch in his last bout. 

Another bout in the card will be between top Indonesian prospect Stefer Rahardian and Sim Bunsrun, a 24-year-old KWC 3 Flyweight Tournament Champion currently competing in ONE Championship’s stacked flyweight division. 

Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat Akhmetov of Kazakhstan acknowledges the cheers of fans as he is introduced in the cage before a bout. ONE Championship

Cameroonian Alain “The Panther” Ngalani, who trains out of Impakt MMA in Hong Kong faces Japanese heavyweight Hideki “Shrek” Sekine who holds a professional record of seven wins and one loss. 

Twenty five-year-old Yago Bryan of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion, battles Roy Doliguez of the Philippines.

Indonesian martial artist “The Terminator” Sunoto, a WKF Indonesia Champion with a 6-3 professional record sees action against 19-year-old Thai Rithy of Cambodia. Rithy is a KWC Featherweight Champion who will make his ONE Championship debut as part of the promotion’s stacked featherweight division. 

Jeremy “The Predator” Meciaz, a 25-year-old Indonesian National Grappling Champion who made the transition to professional martial arts competition in 2017, faces Hisyam “Zephyrus” Samsudin of Malaysia. Samsudin is a former WBF Asia-Pacific Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion who trains at the highly-regarded Borneo Tribal Squad with Ann “Athena” Osman and AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor.

Kicking off the action at ONE: TOTAL VICTORY are two promising young bantamweight prospects. Striking specialist Riski Umar takes on compatriot Adi Nugroho in a three-round contest. Umar is set to make his professional debut in his first ONE Championship stint, while Nugroho is determined to have his hand raised in his second appearance under the organization’s umbrella.

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Topics: Kairat Akhmetov , ONE Championship
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