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ONE FC completes stellar line-up for its Jakarta card

The ONE FC cage returns to Jakarta on September 13 for more mixed martial arts clashes featuring some of the world's best fighters
The ONE FC cage returns to Jakarta on September 13 for more mixed martial arts clashes featuring some of the world's best fighters. ONEFC.COM

ONE FC completes stellar line-up for its Jakarta card

One Fighting Championship have finalised the fight card for their Champions & Warriors mixed martial arts event in Jakarta on September 13.

The Singapore-based promotion released details over the weekend of the remaining match-ups, which complete its 11-bout card to be held at the 15,000-seater Istora Senayan Stadium.

Topping off the four-bout undercard, which features an historic ONE FC cage debut for Cambodia by featherweight Long Sophy against Indonesia’s Max Metino, is a meeting between American lightweight Caros Fodor and undefeated South Korean Yang Seung Ho.

Two flyweight battles will open the night, with Raymond Tan of Malaysia taking on wushu master Brianata Rosadhi of Indonesia and Brazilian Almiro Barros facing Kian Pham of Australia.

A titanic clash on the main card has been set between muay Thai champion Alain Ngalani of Hong Kong and Egyptian boxing expert Mahmoud Hassan in the 120kg division.

Hassan is a heavyweight training out of Naser City who possesses deadly power in both of his massive hands and is ready to knock out any opponent who is foolhardy enough to go toe to toe with him.

He will be the first Egyptian to step into the largest platform in Asian MMA and will be looking to do his country proud.

Facing him in the cage is Cameroon-born Ngalani, who now calls Hong Kong home after living in the metropolis for more than a decade.

He has amassed an incredible kickboxing record that includes two muay Thai world championships, and will be making his ONE FC debut together with his brother, James Kouame, whose 90kg catchweight bout with American Jake Butler has already been announced.

Caros Fodor is a hard-nosed MMA veteran who served in the United States Marine Corp and did a tour in Kuwait during the Iraq Invasion.

Since leaving the service, he has amassed a professional record of 7-3 with an exciting style that has made him a fan favourite. Fodor remained the top ranked lightweight in California’s Strikeforce organisation throughout his career there and now looks to extend his winning ways by using his trademark reckless abandon.

In his way stands 23-year-old Korean Yang Seung Ho, nicknamed Tommy, who has six wins from six MMA fights so far.

Another man stepping in to the ONE FC cage for the first time is Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Almiro Barros, a member of the famed Evolve MMA team in Singapore.

Barros is pitted against Kian Pham, a wrestler of Vietnamese descent who has established himself as a top flyweight in his native Australia.

The main event in Jakarta sees Japanese flyweight Shinichi Kojima encounter Andrew Leone of the US, with Kotetsu Boku of Japan fighting South African Vuyisile Colossa in the co-main event.

The September 13 action can be watched live on StarSports or streamed online at www.onefc.livesport.tv for US$9.99.

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