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    Rene Catalan shines in One: Quest for Power with second-round stoppage of Adrian Matheis

    Jan 15, 2017
    Rene Catalan scores a stoppage against Adrian Matheis this time after a win by decision last year against Zhang You Liang. 

    RENE Catalan shone for the Philippines in One: Quest for Power, stopping Adrian Matheis of Indonesia in the second round of their strawweight bout on Saturday in Jakarta.

    Catalan dominated the first round and ended the bout at 2:08 of the second with an armbar.

    Vaughn Donayre, however, lost by unanimous decision to Vincent Latoel of the Netherlands in their lightweight bout.

    Donayre showcased his grappling skills but Latoel was more consistent and scored points with his takedowns while being in control most of the three-round match.

    In the main event, middleweight champion Vitaly Bigdash retained his title, defeating top contender Aung La N Sang of Myanmar by unanimous decision in the five-round bout.

    Bigdash connected with multiple elbows to dominate the fight and remain undefeated in nine matches.

    Meanwhile, 27-year-old Martin Nguyen of Australia stopped Japanese MMA veteran Kazunori Yokota with strikes to win by technical knockout just past the midway point of the first round.

    The lightweight showdown between Georgi Stoyanov of Bulgaria and Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev of Russia ended a no contest ruling. Arslanaliev dominated Stoyanov but connected on a technical ground and the latter was unable to continue.

    Jakarta-based Dutch featherweight standout Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen stopped Malaysia’s A.J. Lias Mansor with punches in under two minutes in the first round of a scheduled three-round bout.

    Igor Subora of Ukraine won a unanimous decision over Sherif Mohamed of Egypt in a lightweight match, while unbeaten Indonesian flyweight Stefer Rahardian defeated Jakarta-based Liberian fighter Jerome Paye by unanimous decision.

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    Rene Catalan scores a stoppage against Adrian Matheis this time after a win by decision last year against Zhang You Liang. 
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