Vuyisile Colossa outpointed Kotetsu Boku at One FC 10. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- One Fighting Championship made its second foray into Indonesian territory on Friday at the Istora Senayan Stadium, and it resulted in a host of stoppages, as only three fights went the distance.
In the One FC 10 “Kings and Champions” main event, South African muay Thai practitioner Vuyisile Colossa (6-4) scored the most impressive win of his mixed martial arts career in beating Japanese veteran Kotetsu Boku (20-9-2) by unanimous decision.
The fight started slowly, as Colossa scored with repeated left inside low kicks to the lead thigh of his opponent. However, he struggled to find his range against an adversary with fast footwork and non-stop lateral movement. In the second round, Colossa took control, as the low kicks began to take their toll and seemed to rob Boku of some of the spring in his step. The South African found another gear in round three and appeared close to securing a finish, as he pounded on Boku, the former One FC lightweight champion, with knees and elbows.
Boku survived to hear the final bell, but the decision against him was a forgone conclusion. Once the verdict was read, Colossa took aim at reigning One FC lightweight titleholder Shinya Aoki. “Since the beginning of One FC, my campaign [has been] for the belt, to fight for the title,” he said. “That’s what I want, and Aoki is holding the title. If the One FC management [wants] us to fight, I will be ready. Fans want to see exciting fights, and it will be striker versus jiu-jitsu fighter -- an amazing fight. This fight needs to happen for One FC.”
Meanwhile, Caros Fodor (8-3) made a serious statement in his promotional debut, as he battered the previously undefeated Seung Ho Yang (6-1) for three rounds. The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Strikeforce veteran roughed up his Korean opponent with some dirty boxing and came close to finishing him with a kimura in the opening round.
“Tommy” showed plenty of heart but was comprehensively outclassed by Fodor, who already looks like a potential contender for Aoki’s lightweight belt.
The Indonesian contingent at One FC 10 sent the crowd home happy, earning three wins in their four fights.
It did not start out well for the locals, however, as flyweight Brianata Rosadhi (1-1) lost by technical submission to lanky Malaysian Raymond Tan (2-0), who put him to sleep with a guillotine choke in 21 seconds.
Indonesian honor was restored when Max Metino (1-0) submitted Long Sophy (0-1) with a keylock in the second round. The Cambodian was incensed by the decision to halt the fight and was adamant that he never actually tapped. Replays appeared to suggest he had a case.
Light heavyweight Vincent Majid (1-0) delivered another popular submission win, as he finished Malaysian Eugenio Tan (1-2) with a keylock early in the opening frame.
Elsewhere, Dutch lightweight Vincent Latoel (14-13-2) represented his ancestral home of Indonesia and made a successful comeback from a four-year absence, submitting fellow Dutchman Willy Ni (15-8) with a first-round guillotine choke.
Jake Butler (3-0) cemented his status as the fastest-rising light heavyweight in Asia with his third win under the One FC banner. The former NCAA wrestler wasted no time in taking down James Kouame (2-2), flattening out the Canadian kickboxer and finishing him with an arm-triangle choke in their catchweight bout.
Butler was one of three fighters from the Singapore-based Evolve MMA camp to emerge victorious. Featherweight Bruno Pucci (3-0) handed Bashir Ahmad (2-1) his first loss with a first-round rear-naked choke, while Almiro Barros (1-0) bested Kian Pham (6-8)
by unanimous decision.
Finally, Hong Kong-based heavyweight Alain Ngalani (1-0) made a successful MMA debut, stopping Mahmoud Hassan (1-2) by technical knockout in the first round. Ngalani stunned the Egyptian with a spinning heel kick, which glanced off his forehead, and then swarmed him with a flurry of strikes for the stoppage.