ONE Championship has announced the upcoming fight card for ONE: Grit and Glory in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The event will take place on May 12 and will be headlined by a rematch between Alex Silva and Yoshitaka Naito for the ONE Strawweight World Championship.
When the two previously collided in Bangkok, Thailand, in December last year, Silva took the strap from Naito in what was predominantly a stand-up affair. The outcome of the fight was largely surprising as many had expected Silva and Naito to test each other’s grappling ability. Silva’s impressive victory meant that he became the first to defeat Yoshitaka Naito, who had previously accumulated twelve consecutive victories.
In what is expected to be the co-main event, Stefer Rahardian will drop down to strawweight to battle with Himanshu Kaushik. Rahardian is one of the most talented Indonesian martial artists on the ONE Championship roster and had been nearing title contention in the flyweight division. However, the category was starting to become crowded and Rahardian has clearly determined that strawweight is a better home for his talent. With a win over Kaushik at ONE: Grit and Glory, Rahardian might become the next in line to challenge the winner of Silva vs. Naito.
Also on the main card is the rescheduled matchup between Vitaly Bigdash and Leandro Ataides. Bigdash and Ataides were originally set to battle at ONE: Kings of Courage on January 20, but the fight fell through on the day of the event after Bigdash failed to pass medical requirements.
As always, you can expect comprehensive ONE Championship coverage from The Body Lock as we approach ONE: Grit and Glory on May 12.
ONE Championship: Grit and Glory
- Alex Silva (C) vs. Yoshitaka Naito – ONE Strawweight World Championship
- Stefer Rahardian vs. Himanshu Kaushik – Strawweight
- Vitaly Bigdash vs. Leandro Ataides
- Kotetsu Boku vs. Rafael Nunes
- Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol vs. Rome Trinidad
- Victorio Senduk vs. Sor Sey
- Eliyas Latupeirissa vs. Dodi Mardian
- Radeem Rahman vs. Tang De Pan
- Doan Birawa vs. Riski Umar