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Kazakhstan vs China: Kairat Akhtemov vs Ma Hao Bin at ‘ONE: Conquest of Heroes’ in Jakarta, Indonesia

The Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia will once again play host to another exciting evening of world-class martial arts action. On September 22, 2018, “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” will see the biggest and brightest stars take to the ONE Championship cage to showcase their incredible skills.

The sixth bout of the evening is a flyweight contest. Kairat Akhtemov of Kazakhstan will compete against Ma Hao Bin of China.

Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov was inspired by his father, an amateur champion in Greco-Roman wrestling. Akhmetov began training in martial arts in 2000, and proved to be as talented as his father, eventually becoming a three-time National Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion. Akhmetov then joined ONE Championship in 2015, shocking former flyweight champion Adriano Moraes to capture the title. He eventually surrendered the belt back to Moraes in a rematch and has since been on a quest to return to title contention. Akhmetov can get one step closer to his goal if he can get past his next opponent, Ma Hao Bin.

“The Southern Eagle” Ma Hao Bin is unbeaten in ONE Championship. Ma, a Chinese national freestyle wrestling champion, made his professional debut in January 2016, where he defeated Wu Ting Shen and Bu Huo You Ga in a single evening of action to claim the ONE Changsha Bantamweight Tournament Championship. Since then, the 24-year-old has strung together an impressive 11-3 professional record, which includes four wins by submission and two by knockout. Ma now returns to action against Kairat Akhmetov.

Meanwhile, here is a clip from Akhtemov’s most recent bout:

Ticket information for ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES is available at www.onefc.com.

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