ONE Championship returns to Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, February 20 for ONE Tribe of Warriors with three Filipino warriors set to fight in the fight card.
ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui stated, “Jakarta will always be one of our favorite destinations because of its energy and passion for mixed martial arts. ONE: TRIBE OF WARRIORS is set to bring out the best in our local and international ONE Superstars, and we’re excited to give fans another evening of electrifying mixed martial arts action.”
The first of three fights that will feature a Filipino fighter pits Manila-based fighter Trestle Tan up against Mexican Djatmiko Waluyo in middleweight action.
Trestle Tan (3-5-0-1) of Manila, Philippines is one of the hardest punchers in his weight class. With two knockout victories and one submission victory on his record, Tan is a highly-skilled opponent for any fighter. Tan has had two setbacks recently, and is now looking to get back in the winner’s column with a victory over Djatmiko Waluyo.
Djatmiko Waluyo (5-0) is a Half-Mexican, half-Indonesian fighter. Of his five victories, two have come by knockout and two by submission, making him both a threat as a striker and a grappler. Waluyo makes his ONE Championship debut against the heavy-handed Trestle Tan in his return home to the capital city of Jakarta.
In a catchweight bout set at 157.6 lbs, former URCC standout Jimmy Yabo faces of against the Father of Pakistani MMA Bashir Ahmad.
Yabo (4-2-0-1) boasts one of the best knockout percentages in the division, having finished all four of his opponents when victorious. Yabo has had a few heartbreaking setbacks, but he’s back in the ONE Cage, dedicated and looking for victory. He’ll take on Bashir Ahmad in what should be an action-packed match-up.
“The Father of Pakistani MMA” (3-2) is extremely quick and relentless with his striking and will look to overwhelm opponents from the beginning of the match. He is a ONE Championship veteran and features a full range of striking and grappling skills.
Finally, former professional boxer Rocky Batolbatol makes his return to the ONE cage as he is set to face Indonesian-based Dutch fighter Anthony Engelen.
Batolbatol (5-1) suffered his first career loss during ONE Championship’s Battle of Lions card last November 7, 2014. Martin Nguyen defeated “The Outlaw” via a first round rear naked choke. he hard-hitting Filipino constantly uses well-placed combinations in search of spectacular knockouts and will be looking for a stoppage against his next opponent. He’ll have his hands full with Anthony Engelen, who is a technical grappling ace.
Anthony Engelen (3-1) is a Dutch fighter who trains full-time in Indonesia. Engelen’s strength lies in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, usually making his overall game a potential war of attrition on the ground. Engelen was met with a recent setback, but he now looks to advance his position in an extremely stacked division.
ONE Tribe of Warriors will be held at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 20, 2016.