Felipe Enomoto Submits Ole Laursen To Win ONE FC Main Event In Indonesia
By FCF Staff
Felipe Enomoto submitted Muay Thai champion Ole Laursen with a rear naked choke in the second round of the main event of the third ONE Fighting Championship event, at BritAma arena in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, Feb. 11.
After having not fought for over a year Laursen repeatedly dropped his hands and grinned at Enomoto. Laursen looked to be ahead in the second round as he repeatedly tagged his opponent with left hooks and hard low kicks.
Just as it appeared that Laursen was firmly in control of the fight, Enomoto dropped him with a solid head kick and followed him to the ground, taking his back and sinking in a rear naked choke.
Despite being hit multiple times, Enonomoto exhibited an iron chin and admitted afterwards that he had been rocked several times during the fight.
“Ole’s a real warrior, a real fighter and the only way to fight a guy like this is to be a warrior yourself,” said Enomoto following his win. “Two times I was really hurt but I knew I just had to believe in myself and keep on going. My brother kept telling me to go for the high kick and that’s what I did and luckily it worked.”
Earlier in the night, Bae Young Kwon of Korea also used a rear naked choke to tap out his opponent, previously unbeaten URCC Champion Honorio Banario in the first round of battle.
It was a better night for Banario’s Team Lakay training partner Geje Eustaquio, who took on Alex Silva in what turned out to be one of the most entertaining fights of the night. The Brazilian is a BJJ world champion and secured an early takedown but found himself on the receiving end of some vicious ground and pound which opened up a deep cut above his eye.
After lengthy treatment, Silva was allowed to continue and almost finished the fight with a rear naked choke at the end of the first round, but Eustaquio showcased some outstanding submission defence. It was a close contest going into the third round when Eustaquio began to dominate the stand up exchanges to ultimately win a unanimous decision victory.
A highly entertaining all Indonesian affair kicked off the evening, which ended with Zuli Silawanto knocking out Agus Nanang.
ONE FC CEO/Owner Victor Cui was delighted to see so many Indonesian fans in the BritAma Arena, particularly given that MMA has been largely absent from Indonesia since 2007.
Felipe Enomoto vs Ole Laursen
Enomoto wins via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:49 of round two
Bae Young Kwon vs Honorio Banario
Kwon wins via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 0:56 of round one
Rustam Khabilov vs Rodrigo Ribeiro
Khabilov wins via decision (Unanimous)
Gustavo Falciroli vs Soo Chul Kim
Falciroli wins via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:12 of round one.
Rolles Gracie vs Bob Sapp
Gracie wins via submission at 1:18 of round one
Victorio Senduk vs Raymond Tiew
Senduk wins via TKO (Knee Injury) at 4:02 of round one
Geje Eustaquio vs Alex Silva
Eustaquio wins via Decision (Unanimous)
Irshaad Sayed vs Jessie Rafols
Sayed wins via KO (Punch) at 1:49 of round one
Peter Davis vs Ngabdi Mulyadi
Davis wins via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:54 of round three
Zuli Silawanto vs Agus Nanang
Silawanto wins via TKO (Punches) at 0:47 of round one