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Bali MMA helps Stefer Rahardian prepare for ‘ONE: Conquest of Heroes’ bout against Peng Xue Wen

Stefer Rahardian, Olivier Coste, Rene Catalan

Stefer Rahardian, Olivier Coste, Rene Catalan

Training out of Bali MMA, Stefer Rahardian, 31, of Jakarta, Indonesia is in the mood to get back on the winning track in his homeland at “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” on September 22, 2018. This is his chance to redeem himself after recently losing his undefeated professional mixed martial arts record.

“Coming into this bout, I have a renewed confidence,” Rahardian stated. “I am training really hard. With the help of my teammates at Bali MMA, I am motivated to show the world that I am worthy to compete on an international stage like ONE Championship.”

On July 27, 2018, Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, 39, of the Philippines defeated Rahardian at “ONE: Reign of Kings” in the Philippines. It was the first time the Indonesian grappling wizard lost a professional MMA bout.

In the co-main event of “ONE: Conquest of Heroes,” Rahardian will face Peng Xue Wen of China. The latter is a Chinese National Greco-Roman Wrestling Silver Medalist, who notched an impressive 57-second stoppage victory at the expense of Eddey “The Clown” Kalai of Malaysia on July 7, 2018 at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens.”

“I have dreams of becoming a world champion in this wonderful sport someday, and I am coming and willing to work for it,” Rahardian said. Despite the jagged path to the upper echelon of ONE Championship’s talented 56.7-kilogram weight class, he is inspired to embrace the grind as he witnessed many celebrated world champions in history who had to endure a tumultuous period of uncertainty before they could reach the pinnacle of success.

Rahardian is determined to make sure he would not go through a similar experience like his last cage outing in ONE Championship. The Bali MMA fighter shared, “Now, the focus has been on sharpening my talent and making sure I learn from my mistakes in my last bout.”

“ONE: Conquest of Heroes” will take place at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Rahardian:

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