Indonesia and Pakistan were represented at the ONE Championship event “ONE: Warrior’s Dream,” which took place on November 17, 2018 at the Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia. The fight card featured three ONE Super Series striking contests and 11 mixed martial arts matches.
In the eighth bout of the evening, Elipitua Siregar, 21, of Jakarta faced Muhammad “The Spider” Imran, 26, of Gujar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan. They competed in an MMA match at a catch weight of 58.1 kg.
Imran is a former PFC Strawweight Champion who specializes in budokai karate and grappling.He looked to make a solid impact in ONE Championship when he joined the promotion on January 20, 2018 but he was sent back to the drawing board by a unanimous decision loss to Stefer “The Lion” Rahardian, 31, of Jakarta.
Set to face yet another opponent from Jakarta, Imran is determined to score one in the win column. The Gujar Khan native represents Pakido Gym.
Born to a family struggling to make ends meet in North Sumatra, Sumatra, Indonesia, Siregar was sent by his family to live with his uncle in Jakarta in order to learn discipline, which would come in the form of enforced wrestling training. Throughout Siregar’s academic career, he competed in wrestling and racked up numerous medals at the national level.
After such a long run of domestic success, Siregar turned his attention to international glory in the cage and joined ONE Championship. A former Indonesian National Wrestling Champion, he represents Bali MMA.
Referee Olivier Coste put a stop to the catchweight bout between Siregar and Imran at 2:10 of the second round. The Indonesian contender submitted his Pakistani opponent via rear-naked choke.
Siregar was able to keep his undefeated record by winning at “ONE: Warrior’s Dream.” While the Indonesian fighter now has 3 wins and 0 loss, Imran has 5 wins and 3 losses.
“ONE: Warrior’s Dream” Main Events
In the co-main event of the evening, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, of Helmond, Netherlands and Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre, 36, of Sao Paulo, Brazil battled it out in a ONE Super Series kickboxing contest. The Dutch kickboxer knocked out his Brazilian opponent in the second round.
In the main event, Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Arsta, Uppsala, Sweden and Tyler McGuire, 32, of Spokane, Washington, United States competed for the vacant ONE Welterweight World Championship. The Swedish contender captured the belt by knocking out his American opponent in the fourth round.
Watch all the “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” bouts here: