“The Terminator” Sunoto, 33, and Adrian “Papua Badboy” Mattheis, 25, are two of the top Indonesian mixed martial artists of today. Both fighting out of Jakarta, Indonesia, they are the only two Indonesians on the 10-bout card of “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” which will take place at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China on July 7, 2018.
“ONE: Battle for the Heavens” marks Sunoto’s 11 ONE Championship bout and Mattheis’s ninth bout in the promotion. The former will compete against Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo, 25, of Japan in the bantamweight division while the latter will battle it out with Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan, 27, of the Philippines in the strawweight division.
A ONE Strawweight Indonesian Tournament Champion, Mattheis is one of the fastest rising stars in ONE Championship today. Born in the Maluku islands of Indonesia, he trained in karate as a child and later met famed coach Zuli Silawanto while studying at a university in Jakarta.
Mattheis made his ONE Championship debut in August 2016, defeating two opponents via knockout in the same night to win the four-man tournament. He is currently riding a three-bout win streak, and in his last outing, he defeated Lan Ming Qiang, 24, via three-round unanimous decision.
Currently, Mattheis holds a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 3 losses. He is looking to improve this by conquering Catalan at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” which will be headlined by Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand and Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei for the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship.
“World-class martial arts makes a triumphant return to the beautiful city of Guangzhou with another spectacular event,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. He added that Yodcherry and Chuang will be joined by “several of the very best martial arts talent from China and the world.”
Meanwhile, watch the bout between Mattheis and Qiang here:
Ticket information for ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS is available at www.onefc.com.