Luis Santos will be looking to put a controversy laden 2015 behind him when he returns to the cage to face Rafael Silva this month. The Brazilian welterweight will be headlining ONE: Tribe of Warriors on Feb. 20 in Jakarta.
Santos (61-9-1-1) saw his first fight with Ben Askren called off after being poked in the eye and then missed weight for the rematch. He will be hoping there are no such complications this time around as he looks to work his way back into contention for a title shot.
Luis Santos for MMA WeeklyUnder the new ONE Championship weight cutting regulations, he will only need to prove that his walking weight is 185 pounds or less. His opponent is a Portuguese submission specialist and Silva (45-15) is coming off an impressive win in Russia.
The co-main event also pits two experienced fighters against one another as Dutch-Indonesian fighter Vincent Latoel (16-16-2) takes on former ONE Championship lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku (23-10-2) in a catchweight contest.
After two years away from the cage Andrew Leone (7-2) will be looking for his third straight ONE Championship win when he takes on former bantamweight title challenger Koetsu Okazaki (10-4-1) in another catchweight contest.
There will also be a battle between two newly signed heavyweights as Brazilian Alexandre Machado (7-1) faces off against Poland’s Marcin Prachnio (9-2). Given the lack of depth in ONE Championship’s heavyweight division this could easily turn out to be a title eliminator.
An intriguing addition to the card is Mexican-Indonesian welterweight Djatmiko Waluyo (5-0). He will be fighting in Jakarta for the first time and putting his perfect professional record on the line against Filipino Trestle Tan (3-5).
ONE: Tribe of Warriors Full Fight Card
Luis Santos vs Rafael Silva
Kotetsu Boku vs Vincent Latoel
Mario Satya Wirawan vs Yohan Mulia Legowo
Anthony Engelen vs Rocky Batolbatol
Alexandre Machado vs Marcin Prachnio
Andrew Leone vs Koetsu Okazaki
Angela Lee vs Rebecca Heintzman
Bashir Ahmad vs Jimmy Yabo
Djatmiko Waluyo vs Trestle Tan
Jerome S. Paye vs Li Hao Jie