Indonesia’s Sunoto Is Looking To Lay The Groundwork For A 2019 World Title Shot

Indonesia’s Sunoto Is Looking To Lay The Groundwork For A 2019 World Title Shot
PHOTO: Indonesia’s Sunoto Is Looking To Lay The Groundwork For A 2019 World Title Shot

Indonesian bantamweight Sunoto is eyeing a run at the ONE Bantamweight World Title in 2019.

The 9-4 contender is looking to lay the groundwork for that title charge with a victory on Saturday 22 September against fellow countryman Victorio “Indra” Senduk at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES.

When he competes in front of his countrymen at the Jakarta Convention Center, the WKF Indonesia Champion’s aim is clear – win the contest as quickly as possible.

“I hope to finish this fight fast in spectacular fashion,” the 33-year-old says.

Sunoto already has seven wins to his name inside the ONE Championship cage, while Senduk is looking to embark on a similar run of success.

The 37-year-old former IBC Featherweight Champion and two-time SEA Games medallist who has been campaigning since February 2012.

Sunoto is well aware of the veteran’s skills, but believes his skills on the mat will hold the key to victory.

“I do not think Senduk has that much of a striking advantage, but he definitely has more experience,” he says.

“I believe I have a better ground game since I am more well-rounded as a mixed martial artist. This will provide me with more of an advantage going into the fight.

“I will still showcase my striking skills, but my goal is to finish the bout in the first round by submission.”

Sunoto has put together an impressive run of wins in the past, and now he believes another similar run could take him all the way to a shot at the ONE Bantamweight World Title in 2019.

“I want to prove that my previous winning streak was not a fluke,” he says.

“My goal in 2019 is to challenge for the World Title. This fight is the first step back towards that goal.”