One Grit & Glory is on next Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is an exciting card and a good mixture of veterans, upcoming prospects and top local fighters. The main event is for the Strawweight title. The co-main event is between Stefer Rahardian and Himanshu Kaushik. The fight between Vitaly Bigdash and Leandro Ataides will entertain.
Last time that we did prediction on ONE Championship card we had all the winners correct. As always the shadowed fighter is the fighter that we predict to lose their fight. Our picks are:
Alex Silva vs Yoshitaka Naito for the Strawweight title
Alex Silva won their last fight via unanimous decision back in December and became the Strawweight champion. Silva wants to finish this fight rather than leave it to the judges. Yoshitaka Naito does only have one loss on his record and that is against Alex Silva. He wants to avenge his loss and take his title back. Alex Silva won their last fight and is riding a six-fight winning streak. We think that Alex “little rock” Silva will do exactly what he wants in this fight and will win this fight via 2nd round submission.
Prediction: Alex Silva wins via 2nd round decision.
Stefer Rahardian vs Himanshu Kaushik
It´s hard to bet against undefeated Stefer Rahardian (7-0). He is a solid fighter and if the fight hits the ground it´s most likely over. Himanshu Kaushik is a fighter that we don´t know much about, it is his first fight within the organisation. He has a game plan for the fight and is optimistic that he can win by executing that plan. It is hard for everyone that is up against Stefer Rahardian. Win or defeat for Kaushik does not change the fact that he has a bright future ahead of him, his debut is against Rahardian that tells us that he is tough.
Prediction: Stefer Rahardian wins via 2nd round submission
Vitaly Bigdash vs Leandro Ataides
Former middleweight champion Vitaly Bigdash has only one loss on his record against current middleweight and light heavyweight champion Aung La n Sang. He has only twice seen the judges scorecard and it was both times against Aung La n Sang, he has won 4 by KO/TKO and 4 with a submission so he is dangerous everywhere. Leandro Ataides is currently on a two-fight winning streak but has lost two out of his 3 losses via TKO/KO. We think that it might be his fade here as well.
Prediction: Vitaly Bigdash wins via 2nd round KO
Other results on the card:
Pricilla Hertati Lumban Gaol vs Rome Trinidad
Prediction: Rome Trinidad wins via decision
Eric Kelly vs Tetsuya Yamada
Tetsuya Yamada wins
Victorio Senduk vs Sor Sey
Victorio Senduk wins
Radeem Rahman vs Tang De Pan
Prediction: Radeem Rahman wins
Doan Birawa vs Riski Umar
Prediction: Riski Umar Wins
Elipitua Siregar vs Dodi Mardian
Prediction: Elipitua Siregar wins