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Abbasov steals show, beats champion Kadestam in ONE main bout

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 26, 2019   /   03:33 pm
Abbasov steals show, beats champion Kadestam in ONE main bout Kiamrian "Brazen" Abbasov (left) launches a quick hit on Zebaztian Kadestam during the ONE Championship's main bout on Friday. (The Jakarta Post/Courtesy of ONE Championship)

Kyrgyz mixed martial fighter Kiamrian “Brazen” Abbasov kept his promise that he would do his utmost to defeat Zebaztian Kadestam of Sweden, the holder of the ONE Welterweight belt, in Friday’s main bout in Jakarta.

Abbasov came forward with solid moves and high confidence right from the start, managing to pull Kadestam into his world and then dictating to him with his kicks, fists and elbows. He never let Kadestam out from his trap almost the entire time. Kadestam failed to demolish his opponent’s defense and the jurors gave their nod to Abbasov.

In the women’s fighting, Priscilla Hartati Lumban Gaol of Indonesia also tasted the cup of victory by defeating her Myanmar contender Bozhena Antoniyar. Lumban Gaol, who practiced wushu before anything else, launched her quick yet uninterruptible fists and kicks, overwhelming her opponent.

The three-round fight was basically an interesting version of when wushu meets boxing. Lumban Gaol was definitely able to master the ring and caused massive difficulties to Antoniyar, who failed to get into her stride throughout the rounds.

Wang “Super Boy” Junguang of China defeated Argentinian fighter Frederico “The Little Big Man” Roma in the ONE Super Series Kickboxing bout in a quite dramatic manner as Junguang put an end to Roma’s fight just a second before the first round was over.

It was obvious that Roma couldn’t keep up with Junguang the entire time. Roma was knocked out twice and just before he had to taste the third that was it for him.