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France vs Australia: Florent Kaouachi, Steve McKinnon fight at ‘ONE: Eternal Glory’ in Jakarta, Indonesia

UPDATE: This bout was cancelled.

France and Australia are among the 16 countries to be represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory” at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 19, 2019. It is the first event of ONE Championship in 2019.

Featured on the fight card are one Muay Thai bout, one kickboxing contest and 12 mixed martial arts matches. In the fifth bout of the evening, Florent Kaouachi, 30, of Reunion Island, France will face Steve “The Smashing Machine” McKinnon, 42, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Blue Corner

McKinnon was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 23, 1976. Training out of the Bulldog Gym in Sydney, he is the reigning World Boxing Council Muaythai Super Cruiserweight World Champion.

At the age of 4, McKinnon started his martial arts training in shotokan karate. When he made his professional kickboxing debut in 2000, he won the International Sport Karate Association Australian Cruiserweight title.

The Australian kickboxer is riding a three-bout winning streak. He is the only Australian fighter competing at “ONE: Eternal Glory,” which marks his ONE Super Series debut.

Red Corner

Kaouachi was born on June 9, 1988 in Picardie, which was declared a part of Hauts-de-France in 2016, to an Algerian father and a French mother. The mother is from Saint-Leu, Reunion.

The Algerian-French kicboxer is a three-time Kickboxing World Champion. He was also an International Federation of Muaythai Amateur European Championships silver medalist.

When Kaouachi made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Pursuit of Power” on July 13, 2018, he lost to Sergej “Kuvalda” Maslobojev, 31, of Klaipeda, Lithuania via unanimous decision. The former is the only fighter representing France at “ONE: Eternal Glory,” which marks his second outing in the ONE Championship striking-only league.

Fight Result

Kaoachi and McKinnon will compete in a kickboxing contest in the middleweight division.

[RESULTS TO BE ADDED HERE]

McKinnon: 48-8

Kaouachi: 35-6

“ONE: Eternal Glory” Main Events

In the main event of “ONE: Eternal Glory,” Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta, 31, of Saitama, Japan will challenge Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 22, of La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines.

[RESULTS TO BE ADDED HERE]

In the co-main event, Puja Tomar, 25, of Muzaffernaga, India will face Priscilla “Thathi” Hertati Lumban Gaol, 30, of Jakarta, Indonesia in the women’s atomweight division.

[RESULTS TO BE ADDED HERE]

Brazil, Cambodia, China, England, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, the Netherlands and the Philippines will also be represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory.” Check the complete fight card here.

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