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Zebastian Kadestam captures Welterweight crown; Three Filipinos fall

After dominating the Asia-Pacific region, Zebastian Kadestam has conquered the world.

In the main event of ONE: Warrior’s Dream, The Bandit fully realized his dream of becoming a mixed martial arts world champion. Kadestam stopped Tyler McGuire of the United States to capture the vacant ONE Welterweight World Championship.

From bell to bell, Kadestam picked McGuire apart with his striking superiority, jolting his American opponent with thunderous high kicks and solid right hands. Although McGuire was consistent in his relentless pursuit of takedowns for the majority of the contest, Kadestam held his composure, and showcased great grappling defense.

In the final moments of the fifth round, Kadestam uncorked a power right hand to knock out McGuire, taking home the ONE Welterweight World Championship.

“I feel pretty good. I want to say I’m sorry I didn’t put the pace that I usually do,” Kadestam, who trains with Legacy Gym Boracay, said after the bout.

“His shots were so powerful. I couldn’t get my combos going. I tried to entertain as always. Anyways, thank you so much, it feels amazing,” he added.

However, three Filipinos fell in the undercard.

Crowd favorite Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol put on an all-around dominant performance to defeat Angelie “D’Explorer” Sabanal of the Philippines via unanimous decision.

Feeding off the energy of the raucous crowd in Jakarta, Gaol picked Sabanal apart in the stand-up department, while also staying one step ahead when the action went to the ground. In the third round, Sabanal attempted a last-ditch effort to steal the win with a submission but to no avail, as Gaol held on for the convincing decision win.

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Meanwhile, Dutch-Indonesian martial artist Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen had himself another quick night, as he finished off Jimmy “The Silencer” Yabo of the Philippines with a first-round submission victory.

Flyweight contender Tatsumitsu “The Sweeper” Wada of Japan scored his first win inside the ONE cage, submitting Eugene Toquero of the Philippines in round one

November 10, 2018 — Stadium Istora, Jakarta, Indonesia

ONE Welterweight World Championship bout: Zebaztian Kadestam defeats Tyler McGuire by Knockout (KO) at 4:32 minutes of round 5
Women’s atomweight bout: Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol defeats Angelie Sabanal by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Catchweight bout (72.0kg): Anthony Engelen defeats Jimmy Yabo by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:35 minutes of round 1
Flyweight bout: Tatsumitsu Wada defeats Eugene Toquero by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:52 minutes of round 1

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