Reigning One Pride MMA Bantamweight Champion Achmad “Electrical Knock Out” Eko Priandono, 25, of Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia successfully defended his belt at “One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions.” It was his sixth victory in One Pride MMA.
“One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions” took place at the Tennis Indoor Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 21, 2019. In the co-main event of the evening, karate fighter Yusuf Susilo, 34, of Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia challenged challenged Priandono.
The title bout started off evenly. Priandono landed more strikes while Susilo landing fewer but more powerful shots.
Things got heated up in the second round when Susilo scored a knockdown swarmed on Priandono. The defending champion quickly recovered and switched to his ground game to control the fight and swiftly secured an armbar, which marked his first submission victory in his professional MMA career.
“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), the victory is ours tonight and Yusuf put up a good fight,” Priandono said right after his victory. “I’ve made a mistake when I tried to find my distance and Yusuf managed to capitalize on it and landed some hard shots.”
Winning at “One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions” improved the professional MMA record to 6 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Susilo now has 3 wins and 3 losses.
Born in Indonesia on December 19, 1993, Priandono has been competing professionally since 2017. He is now riding a five-bout winning streak.
When Priandono made his professional MMA debut in One Pride MMA on April 6, 2017, he defeated his countryman “Macho Kamacho” Fajar, 24, via unanimous decision. On September 9, 2017, Priandono had his first loss when his countryman Sony Rizaldi defeated him via unanimous decision.
In the main event of “One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions,”reigning One Pride MMA Lightweight Champion Jeka “Si Tendangan Maut” Asparido Saragih, 24, of Indonesia submitted Mhar John “Magnanimous” Palalisan Manahan, 25, Philippines via rear naked choke in the first round.
Watch the bout between Priandono and Susilo here: