Indonesia and China were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory” at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 19, 2019. It is the first event of ONE Championship in 2019.
Featured on the fight card were two Muay Thai bouts and 12 mixed martial arts matches. In the third bout of the evening, “The Terminator” Sunoto, 33, of Indonesia faced Niu Kang Kang, 22, of China.
Niu was born in China on May 28, 1996. He is training out of Dragon Warrior Gym in Shanghai, China.
“ONE: Eternal Glory” marked Niu’s ONE Championship debut. He previously competed in The Legend King Championship, Kunlun Fight MMA and Rebel Fighting Championship.
Sunoto was born in Indonesia on April 3, 1985. Training out of IndoGym and Team Phantom MMA, he is the World Karate Federation Indonesia Champion.
The Indonesian fighter has been competing professionally since 2013. “ONE: Eternal Glory” marked his 15th bout in ONE Championship.
Sunoto and Niu competed in an MMA bout at a catch weight of 68 kg. Referee Olivier Coste put a stop to the contest after 31 seconds in the first round when the Chinese fighter knocked out his Indonesian opponent via head kick.
Winning at “ONE: Eternal Glory” improved Niu’s professional MMA record to 5 wins and 1 loss. He was the only fighter who represented China in the event.
On the other hand, Sunoto was one of the eight hometown fighters on the card. The recent loss downgraded his record to 10 wins and 5 losses.
“ONE: Eternal Glory” Main Events
In the main event of “ONE: Eternal Glory,” Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta, 31, of Saitama, Japan will challenge Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 22, of La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines. The Japanese challenger won via split decision.
In the co-main event, Alexi “Phet” Serepisos, 24, of New Zealand and Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy, 23, of Thailand competed in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.
Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory.” Check the complete fight card here.
Here are Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson giving a “ONE: Eternal Glory” recap: