ONE FC is returning to Jakarta on June 14, 2014, with a show which promises to be bigger and better than the previous two the promotion has held in Indonesia.
Headlined by a flyweight bout between Adriano Moraes and Kosuke Suzuki, ONE FC: "Era of Champions" also sees the return of Indonesia's top mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Fransino Tirta with the action set to take place in the 20,000 capacity Mata Elang International Stadium.
Moraes (10-1) is coming off a second-round submission victory over Yasuhiro Urushitani and will have the opportunity to defeat another Japanese veteran when he takes on Suzuki (10-3-2), who is currently riding a five-fight winning streak.
The Mata Elang International Stadium opened two years ago and has already played host to concerts by the likes of Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Guns N' Roses. It is one of the biggest indoor arenas in Asia and the capacity is significantly larger than either of the two venues ONE FC has previously used in Jakarta.
The man who the majority of fans will be buying tickets to see is Tirta, an Indonesian who has been the country's best pound-for-pound fighter since virtually the inception of the sport in the country, but has not fought for almost three years due to contractual issues.
Tirta (15-0-1) signed with ONE FC earlier this year and the undefeated Indonesian, who lives and trains in Jakarta, is likely to enjoy enormous support when he fights in his hometown for the first time since 2005. His opponent is Sami Amin (4-1) and the Egyptian will be looking to score a major upset.
Another Indonesian almost certain to be on the card is Yohan Mulia Legowo (7-2), who signed with ONE FC earlier this year and is awaiting his promotional debut. As always, the show will be live across Asia on Star Sports and available to purchase for $9.99 USD here.