John Lineker made his debut at ONE Championship’s Dawn of Valor, while the welterweight title changed hands.
Dawn of Valor went down on Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia, bringing with it a welterweight title fight and the debut of John Lineker. With Lineker representing another big free agent acquisition for the Asian MMA outfit, a lot was riding on his coming out party. In the end, he did not disappoint, slugging it out with Muin Gafurov for three full rounds.
Things did not go Zebaztian Kadestam’s way, however. With his welterweight title on the line, the Swede found himself battered by Kiamrian Abbasov for the better part of five rounds. When the dust cleared, Abbasov won a unanimous decision, becoming the second fighter since Ben Askren’s departure to hold welterweight gold in ONE.
Full results, plus photo highlights, can be found below!
ONE Championship: Dawn of Valor Results
Kiamrian Abbasov def. Zebaztian Kadestam by unanimous decision – for the ONE welterweight world championship
Regian Eersel def. Nieky Holzken by unanimous decision – for the ONE lightweight kickboxing world championship
Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol def. Bozhena Antoniyar by unanimous decision
Wang Junguang def. Federico Roma by TKO, Round 1, 2:59 – ONE Super Series Kickboxing
John Lineker def. Muin Gafurov by unanimous decision
Mark Fairtex Abelardo def. Ayideng Jumayi by unanimous decision
Eko Roni Saputra def. Kaji Ebin TKO (injury), Round 1, 0:19
Stefer Rahardian def. Adrian Mattheis by unanimous decision
Pieter Buist def. Antonio Caruso by unanimous decision
Abro Fernandes def. Rudy Agustian by unanimous decision
Kazuki Tokudome def. Johnny Nunez by unanimous decision
Elipitua Siregar def. Egi Rozten, submission (rear-naked choke), Roun 1, 2:00
Taiki Naito def. Alexi Serepisos by TKO, Round 2, 2:25 – ONE Super Series Muay Thai
Adi Paryanto def. Angelo Bimoadji by TKO, Round 1, 1:04