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ONE Championship Eternal Glory Results: Pacio vs. Saruta

ONE Championship Eternal Glory Results: Pacio vs. Saruta

Joshua Pacio and Yosuke Saruta face off before ONE Championship Eternal Glory

ONE Championship returns to Jakarta, Indonesia, at the Istora Senayan arena for their first show of 2019.

A strawweight title fight headlines the Eternal Glory event, as Joshua Pacio attempts to defend his belt from Yosuke Saruta.

Follow along for live results and coverage of the action at ONE: Eternal Glory.

Main Card

Yosuke Saruta def. Joshua Pacio via split decision

Spinning attacks, rapid scrambles, and pure explosiveness. Would you expect anything less from these two?

Joshua Pacio’s best work was his kicks. Whether it was the classic Team Lakay spinning kick, or merely just unloading a roundhouse kick to the body, the thudding sound could be heard.

But for the most part, it was Yosuke Saruta’s pressure and pace that would influence the scorecards. Clearly the more active fighter, Saruta secured takedowns consistently but was never really able to dominate the fight from top position.

Pacio showcased brilliant jiu-jitsu ability to sweep the challenger from top position.

Ultimately, however, Pacio didn’t make an impact and the judges favored the challenger.

Christian Lee def. Edward Kelly via TKO (ground and pound) – R1, 2:53

Christian Lee did it again. He landed a solid left high kick early in the first round before snatching the neck of Edward Kelly and dragging him to the mat. Lee locked up a tight guillotine choke but Kelly managed to survive. The United MMA fighter moved to mount and dropped his hips, staying heavy to control the position. He then unloaded several devastating elbows before then battering Kelly’s head into the mat with punches to secure the referee stoppage.

Puja Tomar def. Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol via split decision

Puja Tomar dominated the first round. She busted up Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol in the first round while standing before eventually tossing her to the mat and crushing her with ground and pound from the mount and back positions. However, the next two rounds were much more competitive as Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol was able to utilize her grappling ability to secure a kneebar attempt in round two and control the back in round three.

Robin Catalan def. Stefer Rahardian via unanimous decision

Stefer Rahardian drops his third-straight fight after being outworked by Robin Catalan for three rounds. Almost unsurprisingly, Catalan employed a relatively similar strategy to his brother, Rene Catalan, who defeated Rahardian in 2018. The highlight of the fight was Catalan’s giant slam in the last round. Not too much resistance from Rahardian tonight.

Bruno Pucci def. Kotetsu Boku via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:32

Bruno Pucci’s gameplan was always going to be to pass and destroy. He entered the clinch with Kotetsu Boku almost immediately before eventually working him to the mat, where he landed in half guard. He sliced through the guard before taking the back to submit with a rear-naked choke. Easy work for the United MMA fighter.

Prelims

Kwon Won Il def. Anthony Engelen via TKO (punch) – R1, 1:07

Koji Ando def. Rasul Yakhyaev via split decision

Niu Kang Kang def. Sunoto via KO (head kick) – R1, 0:31

Aziz Calim def. Adi Paryanto via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 4:40

Oscar Yaqut def. Andreas Satyawan via TKO – R2, 2:36

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