The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held another unforgettable evening in Indonesia’s bustling capital city of Jakarta, featuring the best and the brightest in the constantly-expanding world of martial arts. ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES sent shockwaves of excitement through the packed Jakarta Convention Center as the card featured a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by a highly-anticipated championship rematch. In the main event, Joshua Pacio of the Philippines defeated grappling wizard Yoshitaka Naito of Japan to be crowned the new ONE Strawweight World Champion.
In a battle between two outstanding flyweights, Danny “The King” Kingad of the Philippines overcame a spirited effort from Japanese newcomer Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu, earning a unanimous decision. Kingad was in trouble for the majority of the opening round after being tagged by Wakamatsu’s hard right straight and a follow-up knee strike. Avoiding further danger in the stand-up exchanges, Kingad resorted to his wrestling in the succeeding rounds where he found his leverage by shooting for high-impact takedowns and threatening with various submissions. In the end, the three cageside judges awarded the victory to Kingad unanimously.
The Highlight video from the fight is here below: