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MMA: Moraes, Tirta among One FC winners in Jakarta

Brazil’s Adriano Moraes on his way to beating Kosuke Suzuki in the main event at One FC: Era of Champions in Jakarta on Saturday night. Photos: One FC.

Brazil’s Adriano Moraes (also pictured on homepage) on his way to beating Kosuke Suzuki in the main event at One FC: Era of Champions in Jakarta on Saturday night. Photos: One FC.

June 14, 2014: Brazil’s Adriano Moraes demonstrated why he’s considered one of the world’s best flyweights by submitting Kosuke Suzuki of Japan in the main event at One FC: Era of Champions in Jakarta on Saturday night.

 

Moraes, 25, was relentless in pursuing the takedown from the opening bell and succeeded on multiple attempts in the first round at Mata Elang International Stadium, where the ‘Black Diamond’ came close to a finish with an arm triangle from mount as time ran out.

 

The second round was a battle of technique and agility, as Moraes escaped from a crucifix position and Suzuki avoided Moraes’ guillotine choke attempt. Moraes’ takedown in the third round set up an arm triangle choke that resulted in Suzuki tapping out.

 

Fransino Tirta of Indonesia extended his record to 17 wins with victory over Egyptian Sami Amin.

Fransino Tirta of Indonesia extended his record to 17 wins with victory over Egyptian Sami Amin.

Indonesian favourite Fransino Tirta extended his record to 17 bouts without a loss by overcoming Egyptian Sami Amin in resounding fashion in the co-main event. Tirta, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, took Amin down almost immediately after the opening bell. The Indonesian was too slick for Amin on the ground and the Egyptian succumbed to a rear naked choke just after a minute, much to the delight of the local crowd.

 

Geje Eustaquio of the Philippines won a unanimous decision over Japan’s Kentaro Watanabe after both fighters swapped blows for three rounds. Watanabe appeared to have rocked Eustaquio early in the first round, but the Filipino began to throw more striking combinations in the second round, landing several leg kicks and boxing combinations. Eustaquio increased his striking volume in the third round and won the bout on all three scorecards.

 

Aung La N Sang also needed just over a minute to defeat Egypt’s Mahmoud Salama and crown a memorable One FC debut. Sang, Myanmar’s first entrant into One FC, initiated the grappling exchange by taking Salama down, but Salama responded with a reversal and ended up on top. Sang responded by sweeping Salama and moving straight into mount. His heavy strikes from the mount position were devastating and led to the referee stoppage a minute and six seconds into their battle.

 

Malaysia’s Ev Ting beat Indonesia’s Yohan Mulia Legowo at the end of the first round.

Malaysia’s Ev Ting beat Indonesia’s Yohan Mulia Legowo at the end of the first round.

Malaysia’s Ev Ting beat Indonesia’s Yohan Mulia Legowo at the end of the first round of a bruising back-and-forth featherweight contest. Both Ting, 24, and Legowo began the bout aggressively, with head kicks and powerful punches, before the Malaysian chained together a flurry of strikes that wobbled Legowo and decisively finished the bout with two knees to the dazed Indonesian veteran.

 

Dejdamrong sor Amnuaysirichoke demonstrated the effectiveness of world-class Muay Thai in mixed martial arts as he put on one of the most exciting bouts of the evening, opposite Filipino boxer Jomanz Omanz. The pair started the bout with an intense brawl, with Dejdamrong overwhelming Omanz with powerful leg kicks and accurate punches.

 

Omanz was resilient and bounced back from the barrage to take his Thai adversary down, but a failed takedown attempt led to the Muay Thai world champion raining down devastating elbows and knees, forcing referee Oliver Coste to step in and call an end to the contest with seconds left in the first round.

 

Gianni Subba of Malaysia re-established himself as a top flyweight prospect by defeating Ruel Catalan of the Philippines. Subba, 21, took Catalan down early in the first round and advanced to the mount position, but Catalan performed an impressive reversal to get on top. Subba wrapped his legs around Catalan to get a triangle choke, but could not finish his opponent as the first round ended.

 

At the start of the second round, Subba secured double underhooks and tried to take Catalan down, but the Filipino managed to land on top. The Malaysian secured a triangle choke position again and rained down vicious elbows that forced Catalan to tap out.

 

Iran’s Mohammad Sotounzadeh proved too much for local favourite Zuli Silawanto as he finished his opponent in the first round. Sotounzadeh, a decorated Taekwondo and Muay Thai veteran, dropped Silawanto with a punch. Silawanto attempted an armbar attempt, but Sotounzadeh hoisted Silawanto off the ground and slammed him to the canvas to free himself from the submission. His follow-up strikes knocked out the Indonesian, silencing the crowd and earning Sotounzadeh a knockout victory.

 

Desi Rahayu of Indonesia beat Ella Tang of Malaysia in the evening’s opening bout.

Desi Rahayu of Indonesia beat Ella Tang of Malaysia in the evening’s opening bout.

Desi Rahayu, Indonesia’s first professional female mixed martial artist, delighted the home crowd with a unanimous decision win over Ella Tang of Malaysia in the evening’s opening bout. Rahayu’s takedown skills proved to be the difference as she made a convincing One FC debut.

 

The Indonesian showed off her judo skills with a throw early in the first round. Tang thwarted two armbar submission attempts from Rahayu to get back up, but was taken down again to close out the first round. Rahayu started the second and third round in similar fashion by taking Tang down with Judo throws and spent the majority of the fight on top, threatening with ground strikes that Tang had no response to.

 

One FC: Era of Champions, Mata Elang International Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia

Flyweight: Adriano Moraes defeats Kosuke Suzuki by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 1:25 minutes of Round 3

Bantamweight: Fransino Tirta defeats Sami Amin by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:08 minutes of Round 1

Flyweight: Geje Eustaquio defeats Kentaro Watanabe by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 minutes of Round 3

Middleweight: Aung La N Sang defeats Mahmoud Salama by TKO (Strikes) at 1:06 minutes of Round 1

Featherweight: Ev Ting defeats Yohan Mulia Legowo by TKO (Strikes) at 4:35 minutes of Round 1

Flyweight: Dejdamrong sor Amnuaysirichoke defeats Jomanz Omanz by TKO (Strikes) at 4:33 minutes of Round 1

Flyweight: Gianni Subba defeats Ruel Catalan by Submission (Strikes) at 2:43 minutes of Round 2

Welterweight: Mohammad Sotounzadeh defeats Zuli Silawanto by Knockout at 2:34 minutes of Round 1

Bantamweight: Desi Rahayu defeats Ella Tang by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 minutes of Round 3

 

Source: One FC (onefc.com); Editing by SportAsia

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