ONE Championship is back in Jakarta this weekend and the promotion was out in force in Jakarta early Tuesday for the open workouts.
Showcasing their talents were main event competitors including ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao of Thailand and challenger Jonathan Haggerty of England.
Also in attendance were ONE athletes Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol, Nou Srey Pov, Paul Lumihi, Sunoto, Adrian Matheis, and Himanshu Kaushik.
Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion, said it was good to be back.
“Winning the World Title is a huge honor for Thailand and I am proud to represent Muay Thai on the global stage of competition. My opponent is young and hungry, and determined to take my title. But I’ve faced a lot of adversity throughout my career. I am prepared to defend my belt and bring glory to my country. I am thankful for the opportunity to showcase my skills once more to millions of fans around the world.”
His opponent Jonathan Haggerty adde thanked ONE Championship for the opportunity.
“Fighting for the World Title against a legend like Sam-A Gaiyanghadao is a huge honor. I’ve been watching him since I was a teenager. He’s an absolute warrior and just a machine. Now I’m fighting him and it’s brilliant. I hope he’s training hard, because I’m no pushover. I’m coming for the belt with everything I have. I’m definitely gunning for the stoppage so don’t blink.”
Also there for the open workouts was Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol who said she had been working hard in the gym.
“I have definitely improved a lot since my last fight. I can’t wait to show fans my new and improved skills. My opponent is young and strong, and she loves to strike. But this is mixed martial arts and I’ll take the fight wherever I have the advantage. I can’t wait to go in there and give my best.”
Nou Srey Pov said since joining ONE Championship her life had changed so much.
“It is such a huge privilege for me competing in the largest martial arts organization in the world. Getting my hands raised in my first mixed martial arts bout, I will always remember that feeling. I want the same thing for my second outing. Priscilla [Hertati Lumban Gaol] is a tremendous fighter. She is very strong, but I’m prepared for everything she brings to the table.”
Also there for to don the gloves was Sunoto. He said he feels like he is really turning a new leaf here.
“I want to do my best and impress the fans in Jakarta. I feel so honored and lucky that I am able to constantly perform here. My opponent is powerful and dangerous and I am not taking him lightly. Fans can expect all-out action between us and I hope they leave the arena happy with my performance.”
The event will happen this weekend and you can watch it all LIVE and FREE on the internet.