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Donayre, Rene Catalan make their return in ONE: Quest for Power

“2017 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year for ONE Championship. We have an exciting lineup of world-class events all across iconic cities in Asia, and we are thrilled to kick things off in Jakarta. Get ready for the biggest year in MMA history!” – ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui

Filipino lightweight Vaughn “The Spawn” Donayre and strawweight Rene “D’Challenger” Catalan look to start their 2017 with a bang as they are set to compete in ONE Championship’s first show of the year, Quest for Power. The event is set to be held on Saturday, January 14, at the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.

Lightweight bout: Donayre vs. Vincent Latoel

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The lightweight Donayre (8-6) is a Filipino mixed martial artist based in Dubai. Due to his passion for martial arts, the Cebu native quit his mechanical engineering job to become a fighter. With a comprehensive set of stand-up and mat skills, Donayre is highly regarded as an exciting mixed martial artist constantly in pursuit of the finish. However, Donayre has lost his last three bouts, including a UD loss to Honorio Banario and a submission loss to Amir Khan.

In his next bout, Donayre takes on Dutch-Indonesian MMA veteran Vincent Latoel.

Latoel (16-18-2) is a Dutch-Indonesian mixed martial arts veteran with over 30 professional bouts on his record. A lightweight standout in one of ONE Championship’s deepest divisions, Latoel’s experience against the very best fighters in his weight class has made him a dangerous opponent for anyone. Latoel is in his 15th year as a professional fighter.

Strawweight bout: Catalan vs. Adrian Matheis

Rene “The Challenger” Catalan (1-2) of Manila, Philippines is former 2006 Asian Games gold medalist in wushu. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2013 against Brazil’s Alex Silva. In September of 2016, Catalan notched his first victory in the promotion with a unanimous decision over Zhang You Liang. Catalan is now set to face Indonesia’s Adrian Matheis.

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23-year-old Adrian Matheis (2-0) of Jakarta, Indonesia is a mixed martial artist competing in ONE Championship’s strawweight division. With a professional record of three wins and only one loss, Matheis participated in the ONE: TITLES & TITANS strawweight tournament in August of 2016, defeating both Rustam Hutajulu and Roso Nugroho via scintillating knockouts.

Headlining the spectacular fight card is ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash as he defends his title against Polish fighter Marcin Prachnio.

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