Yoshitaka Naito reclaimed the ONE strawweight championship at ONE: Grit and Glory with a split decision victory over Alex Silva.
The bout took place from the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.
With both men flaunting their delicate expertise on the mat, it was a technical grappling display as Naito and Silva battled for leverage. Naito showcased his overwhelming wrestling skills to consistently bring Silva down to the ground, controlling the action on the canvas.
Silva defended well against Naito’s attacks by resorting to his world-class Brazilian jiu-jitsu pedigree, but it was not enough to earn him the win as his Japanese foe’s grappling proved too much to overcome. With the drive to recapture the gold that he lost to Silva last December, Naito punctuated the final round in dominant position to emerge the victor on two of the three judges’ scorecards, earning him the split decision win.
In the co-main event, Stefer Rahardian earned his ninth consecutive victory with a submission vs. Himanshu Kaushik. Following a takedown, Rahardian locked up a rear-naked choke to remain unbeaten in his career.
Leandro Ataides held his standing in the middleweight division as one of the top challenger, besting former champion Vitaly Bigdash. The Brazilian ended Bigdash in the third round, earning himself “Knockout of the Night” honors in the process.
Making his ONE Super Series debut, Lithuania’s Sergej Maslobojev authored a stellar performance to the delight of the crowd by routing Croatian foe Antonio Plazibat in their highly-anticipated rematch. Priscilla Hertati Lumbari Gaol bested Rome Trinidad via submission and Sor Sey topped Victorio Senduk.
Complete results are below:
ONE Strawweight World Championship bout: Yoshitaka Naito defeats Alex Silva by Split Decision (SD) after 5 rounds
Strawweight bout: Stefer Rahardian defeats Himanshu Kaushik by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:25 minutes of round 1
Middleweight bout: Leandro Ataides defeats Vitaly Bigdash by TKO (Strikes) at 2:41 minutes of round 3
ONE Super Series Kickboxing catchweight bout (95kg): Sergej Maslobojev defeats Antonio Plazibat by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Women’s atomweight bout: Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol defeats Rome Trinidad by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:27 minutes of round 1
Featherweight bout: Sor Sey defeats Victorio Senduk by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Catchweight bout (72.0kg): Tetsuya Yamada defeats Eric Kelly by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:00 minutes of round 1
ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight bout: Ognjen Topic defeats Stergos Mikkios by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Bantamweight bout: Radeem Rahman defeats Tang De Pan by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:19 minutes of round 1
Flyweight bout: Elipitua Siregar defeats Dodi Mardian by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:59 minutes of round 1
Strawweight bout: Riski Umar defeats Doan Birawa by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:22 minutes of round 2