ONE Championship  heads to Jakarta, Indonesia for ONE: Dawn of Valor this weekend from the Istora Senayan.
Two titles will be on the line, as Zebaztian Kadestam  defends his welterweight belt against Kiamrian Abbasov. Also, Regian Eersel puts his kickboxing lightweight title up for grabs versus Nieky Holzken .
Kadestam (12-4) claimed the vacant title when he defeated Tyler McGuire last year. The belt was vacated by Ben Askren when he retired before being traded to the UFC.
“I’m grateful to be back here in Jakarta and to be defending my ONE Welterweight World Championship again,” Kadestam said. ” (Abbasov) is an amazing fighter and a deserving challenger. I know that he will give me a good test come event night. We promise that we will put on a great show for the fans in Jakarta and everyone watching all over the world. I have worked extremely hard to be where I am today, with this ONE Welterweight World Title wrapped around my waist, and I fully intend on keeping it that way.”
Abbasov has scored three consecutive victories, including a second round finish of Yushin Okami earlier this year. He is 21-4 in his career.
“This is a great opportunity for me, I am blessed to be in this situation, challenging for the world championship,” Abbasov said. “But I know that I’ve worked hard for this and it is my time to realize my dream of becoming a world champion. Zebaztian Kadestam is a great champion and a great fighter, but I am coming for that belt with everything that I have. I’m prepared to go the full five rounds, but make no mistake about it, I will be looking for the finish.”
A planned middleweight bout between former champion Vitaly Bigdash and Leandro Ataides was scrapped. Bigdash was forced out due to a staph infection.
Kiamrian Abbasov’s Journey From Kyrgyzstan To Russia
Kiamrian Abbasov opens up about the man who paved his path to the top of the ONE Welterweight division. His uncle Yakub Aliyev is an accomplished kickboxer who became his coach and acted as a father figure in his life.
From his home country of Kyrgyzstan to Russia, Abbasov’s uncle played a big role in his martial arts journey as the Kyrgyz warrior now faces Swedish knockout artist Zebaztian Kadestam for the ONE welterweight title.
Zebaztian Kadestam Does Not Step Back
Expect a thrilling battle every time Zebaztian Kadestam steps into the Circle. The ONE Welterweight World Champion has rolled through the division’s best athletes while recording some of ONE’s most devastating knockouts in the process. “The Bandit” will now look to lean on his incredible knockout power once again when he defends his most prized possession against Kyrgyz warrior Kiamrian Abbasov at ONE: DAWN OF VALOR in Jakarta.
Regian Eersel And Nieky Holzken On Dutch Kickboxing
The ultimate display of Dutch Kickboxing goes down at ONE: Dawn of Valor when five-time kickboxing world champion Nieky Holzken challenges ONE lightweight kickboxing world champion Regian Eersel.
The two athletes give us the secret of the exciting “Dutch style” that is well-known in striking circles, and regarded as one of the most formidable because of its complete rapid-fire combinations and power punches.
ONE: DAWN OF VALOR: KADESTAM VS. ABBASOV FIGHT CARD
ONE Welterweight Championship
Zebaztian Kadestam (c) vs. Kiamrian Abbasov
ONE Lightweight Kickboxing Championship
Regian Eersel (c) vs. Nieky Holzken
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