ONE Championship: Robin Catalan dominates Indonesian foe in Jakarta

Santino Honasan on Jan 19, 2019 10:59 PM
Robin Catalan dominates Indonesian foe in Jakarta
(Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)

Filpino mixed martial artist Robin "D'Ilonggo" Catalan dominated Indonesian opponent Stefer Rahardian en route to a unanimous decision victory in their strawweight contest at ONE: Eternal Glory, Saturday evening at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Catalan had an answer for everything that Rahardian tried, as the decorated Wushu practitioner showcased impeccable takedown defense, stuffing all of the Indonesian grappler's attempts at bringing the fight to the mats. 

Overcoming a reach advantage, the smaller Catalan found a way to pick Rahardian apart on the striking aspect as well, punshing the rangy Indonesian with leg kicks and kicks to the body. 

The Filipino strawweight was also able to bring the bout to the ground to complete the shut out. 

After three rounds of action, it was Catalan who earned a clear-cut unanimous decision win on all three judges' scorecards. 

Catalan bounces back from his most recent loss, and has now won three of his last four fights. 

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