Zebaztian Kadestam at open workout for ONE Dawn of Valor
Zebaztian Kadestam at open workout for ONE Dawn of Valor | Pic: Supplied/ ONE Championship

Zebaztian Kadestam defends welterweight title against Kiamrian Abbasov

Zebaztian Kadestam (12-4) makes the second defense of his welterweight title against challenger Kiamrian Abbasov (21-4) this coming Friday, October 25. The pair headlines the ONE Championship event titled “Dawn of Valor”, taking place at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“I’m grateful to be back here in Jakarta and to be defending my ONE Welterweight World Championship again. Kiamrian [Abbasov] is an amazing fighter and a deserving challenger. I know that he will give me a good test come event night. We promise that we will put on a great show for the fans in Jakarta and everyone watching all over the world,” said Zebaztian Kadestam at the open workout held today (October 22) at the Syena Martial Arts Center in Jakarta. “I have worked extremely hard to be where I am today, with this ONE Welterweight world title wrapped around my waist, and I fully intend on keeping it that way.”

His opponent Kiamrian Abbasov said that it “is a great opportunity for me, I am blessed to be in this situation, challenging for the world championship. But I know that I’ve worked hard for this and it is my time to realize my dream of becoming a world champion. Zebaztian Kadestam is a great champion and a great fighter, but I am coming for that belt with everything that I have. I’m prepared to go the full five rounds, but make no mistake about it, I will be looking for the finish.”

In the co-main event Regian Eersel defends his ONE Lightweight Kickboxing belt against Nieky Holzken in the championship rematch. Among other main card bouts two-style World Kickboxing Network Super Bantamweight champion Federico Roma makes his ONE Championship debut in a three-round battle against Wang Junguang.

The complete ONE Dawn of Valor fight card can be found below.

Main card
Welterweight Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Kiamrian Abbasov (MMA)
Lightweight Regian Eersel vs. Nieky Holzken (Kickboxing)
Women’s Atomweight Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol vs. Bozhena Antoniyar (MMA)
Strawweight Federico Roma vs. Wang Junguang (Kickboxing)
Bantamweight John Lineker vs. Muin Gafurov (MMA)
Flyweight Eko Roni Saputra vs. Kaji Ebin (MMA)

Preliminary card
Strawweight Adrian Mattheis vs. Stefer Rahardian (MMA)
Bantamweight Mark Fairtex Abelardo vs. Ayideng Jumayi (MMA)
Lightweight Pieter Buist vs. Antonio Caruso (MMA)
Flyweight Rudy Agustian vs. Abro Fernandes (MMA)
Lightweight Johnny Nunez vs. Kazuki Tokudome (MMA)
Strawweight Egi Rozten vs. Elipitua Siregar (MMA)
Flyweight Alexi Serepisos vs. Taiki Naito (Muay Thai)
Strawweight Adi Paryanto vs. Angelo Bimoadji (MMA)