Jeka Saragih defends lightweight title at One Pride 32

Jeka Saragih in celebration mode.

One Pride MMA returned to Tennis Indoor Stadium, Senayan with One Pride Pro Never Quit Fight Night 32: Spirit of Champions.

Jeka Saragih finished Filipino fighter Mhar John Manahan with first round submission.

Manahan started strong with a solid right straight that briefly stunned Saragih. Saragih quickly fought back, landing a left kick that knocked Manahan down that allows Saragih to control Manahan’s back to sink in a rear naked choke to end the fight on 3:12 of first round.

“This is my first international fight. If One Pride offers a rematch, I will not refuse, but not this year, maybe in the coming years,” says Manahan.

On the post-fight interview, Saragih was clear on his goal in One Pride.

“In the beginning, I didn’t want to put pressure on Mhar John and feel out his game. I was surprised that he decided to push the pace earlier, so I just answered in kind and win the fight.

“I am very happy for this international fight, and I see this as a proving ground for myself. Going forward, I want to have a second title on a different weight division,” Saragih stated.

Bantamweight beatdown

The bantamweight title fight saw Achmad Eko Priandono successfully defended his bantamweight belt against Susilo with armbar.

The fight started off evenly, with Priandono landing more strikes while Susilo landing fewer, but more powerful shots.

Achmad Eko Priandono knocks up five consecutive wins.

Things heated up in the second round when Susilo scored a knockdown swarmed on the bantamweight champion.

Priandono quickly recovered and switched to his ground game to control the fight and swiftly secured an armbar on the second round.

The victory marks Priandono’s first submission victory on his professional MMA career.

“Alhamdulillah [Praise be to God], the victory is ours tonight, and Yusuf put up a good fight.

“I’ve made a mistake when I tried to find my distance and Yusuf managed to capitalise on it and landed some hard shots,” Priandono said.

In the lightweight bout, Jamil Burhan was successful in his lightweight debut against Yesreel Mocodaser.

Mocodaser showed his dominance on the ground from the opening bell. He took Burhan down early and threatened the boxer with several submission attempts that close to finish.

However, Mocodaser was unable to answer the bell at the beginning of second round from an injury sustained in the opening round.

Mamana’s streak continues

Finally, On the contender fight for the strawweight division, Brando Mamana stopped Billy Pasulatan’s four-fight win streak with a first round rear-naked choke.

Pasulatan started strong with his fast kicks, but Mamana quickly closed the distance and brought the fight to the ground. After escaping an armbar attempt from Pasulatan, Mamana quickly controlled Pasulatan’s back after a scramble and sunk in a rear-naked choke to end the fight on 3:04 mark of the first round.

Official results: One Pride 32

Jeka Saragih def. Mharjohn Manahan
Submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:12 of R1

Achmad Eko Priandono def. Yusuf Susilo
Submission (armbar) at 3:10 of R1

Jamil Burhan def. Yesreel Mocodaser
TKO at 0:00 of R2

Brando Mamana def. Billy Pasulatan
Submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:04 of R1


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