Suwardi scores quick armbar to retain ONE Pride flyweight belt

Flyweight king Suwardi survived an early onslaught to retain his title. Photo: ONE Pride.

Indonesia’s One Pride was back in action over the weekend with two titles on the line.

The main event of One Pride 31, flyweight king Suwardi defended his crown against dangerous challenger Jeremia Siregar.

Siregar started strong, landing solid shots with his unorthodox striking while avoiding Suwardi’s clinch. But the champ survived the early onslaught to push through.

After staggering the champion, Suwardi quickly closed the distance and pulled Siregar into his guard where he quickly ended the fight with an armbar on 3:18 of the first round.

Hafid Nur Maradi dominates

In the co-main event, the featherweight titleholder Hafid Nur Maradi dominated the fight against Novian Hartanto from the opening bell. Once the fights hits the ground, Hartanto was unable to mount any significant offense against Nur Maradi, who had 9 of his wins by submission.

After surviving a deep armbar attempt on the first round, Hartanto quickly found himself on deep waters on the second round, and had to concede defeat with a Rear Naked Choke on 2:57 of second round.

The strawweight bout between Rio Tirto and Parli Tunena started off with an even striking exchange, but Tirto quickly brought the game to the ground, where he stopped the Perintis Camp fighter with a rear-naked choke at 4:27 of the first round.

Opening the main card was a flyweight bout that saw Adi Rominto Manurung come back from the brink after Darmawansyah Razak dominated the standup exchange using his reach advantage.

Even after suffering a cut, the seven-fight veteran Manurung maintained his composure and found his distance in the second round and even manage to negate all of Razak’s offense on the third round en route to a unanimous decision victory.

One Pride 31 results:

Suwardi def. Jeremia Siregar
Submission (armbar) at 3:18 of R1

Hafid Nur Maradi def. Novian Hartanto
Submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:57 of R2

Rio Tirto def. Parli Tunena
Submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:27 of R1

Adi Rominto Manurung def. Darmawansyah Razak
Unanimous Decision


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