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ONE: ‘Tribe of Warriors’ preview (Pt. 2)

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ONE: “Tribe of Warriors” is set for the Istora Senayan Stadium in Jakarta this Saturday night (Feb. 20, 2016) and will be the promotion’s third mixed martial arts (MMA) card of the year. The main event sees Luis Santos return to the cage for the first time since the controversial cancellation of his title rematch with Ben Askren.

The Brazilian is taking on Rafael Silva in a welterweight fight while the card also features former lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku as well as the debut of a couple of heavyweight contenders. Please note that fighters will be competing at their walk-around weights.

Here is the second part of my preview, for part one click here.

265 lbs.: Alexandre Machado vs Marcin Prachnio

Alexandre Machado ( 7-2) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt who hasn’t fought since 2013 but he did feature on TUF: “Brazil 2” when he was stopped by Richardson Moreira in the elimination round. He’s a southpaw and his greatest strength is his submission game.

Marcin Prachnio (9-2) comes from a Kyokushinkai Karate background and is surprisingly flexible and agile for a big man, he can throw up head kicks from either leg without switching stance. The Brazilian should have the advantage on the ground.

158 lbs.: Vincent Latoel vs Kotetsu Boku

This is a very interesting matchup between two experienced fighters who generally either win by stoppage or don’t win at all. Vincent Latoel (16-16-2) has a five cm height advantage and will either look to use his range in the striking exchanges or try to take Boku down.

Kotetsu Boku (23-10-2) has scored two impressive stoppage wins since dropping down to featherweight and has devastating power. He will want to keep it standing and use his footwork to get on the inside and ….View full article

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