Tyler McGuire vs Zebaztian Kadestam for ONE Championship welterweight title
Tyler McGuire faceoff Zebaztian Kadestam / Pic: Supplied

Tyler McGuire and Zebaztian Kadestam battle it out for ONE Championship welterweight title in the main event of “Warrior’s Dream” held on November 17 in Jakarta, Indonesia. On Wednesday the promotion held an official face-off and open workout. Also in attendance were the co-main event fighters Nieky Holzken and Cosmo Alexandre, as well as Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol and Angelie Sabanal.

“I feel extremely confident heading into this next bout. I have learned many lessons from my experience in competing for the title against Ben Askren a year ago,” said Zebaztian Kadestam. “Now, I have come out as a much improved martial artist. There are a lot of things that I can still improve on, and I’m getting better everyday. I’ve been training hard, and I feel good, so I feel confident in this fight. Tyler McGuire is a strong guy with good stamina. The first couple of rounds is going to be tough, so I have to be careful. He’s going to try to take me down, but I’ve prepared my defense well. Then it’s just a matter of going out there and having fun. I’m used to things being rough and tough. I’ve never had an easy fight in my whole career.”

McGuire stated that “to receive the opportunity to win a World Title in ONE Championship is an absolute honor. It means you are among the world’s best. I have prepared very hard for this fight, and now I want to showcase the results of my hard work. Zebaztian Kadestam is a real tough guy, and I know he’s going to come to fight. That’s exactly what I want and I don’t expect anything less. I know he thinks I can’t hurt him with my striking, but my striking is underrated. Let’s see. I consider myself a complete martial artist. Of course, my main arsenal is still my ground game, and if there is an opportunity to take him down, I’ll maximize it. But if we are going to stand up and trade, then I’m prepared for that.”

ONE: Warrior’s Dream at Stadium Istora in Jakarta. The fight card includes MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai matchups. A complete lineup can be found below.

ONE Warrior’s Dream fight card

Tyler McGuire vs. Zebaztian Kadestam (MMA)
Nieky Holzken vs. Cosmo Alexandre (Kickboxing)
Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol vs. Angelie Sabanal (MMA)
Pongsiri Mitsatit vs. Hayato Suzuki (MMA)
Lerdsila Chumpairtour vs. Sok Thy (Muay Thai)
Zach Zane vs. Jimmy Yabo (MMA)
Elipitua Siregar vs. Muhammad Imran (MMA)
Egi Rozten vs. Eddey Kalai (MMA)
Zhao Zhi Kang vs. Dae Hwan Kim (MMA)
Eugene Toquero vs. Tatsumitsu Wada (MMA)
Brown Pinas vs. Yohann Drai (Muay Thai)
Xie Chao vs. Bruno Pucci (MMA)

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