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Boracay-based Kadestam stuns Thani; Tan falls to debuting Park

Zebaztian Kadestam celebrates after completing the stoppage of Agilan Thani.
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--He may have needed to find another place to train due to the rehabilitation works at Boracay.

But no one can stop Zebaztian Kadestam from reaching his dreams.

The Swedish fighter silenced the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur after knocking out Malaysian opponent Agilan Thani at One: Pursuit of Power on Friday night.

Kadestam kept Thani from turning the bout into a grappling match and banked on his striking prowess all game long.

The end came at the 1:56 mark of Round 3 when Kadestam poured on a flurry that Thani could not overcome, forcing referee Olivier Coste to call it a night.

Meanwhile, Trestle Tan dropped a unanimous decision loss to Park Dae-Sung of South Korea.

In a match that was added to the fight card at the last minute, Park, who was discovered through the One Warrior Series reality show, put up an impressive One debut, quickly taking Tan down the floor and banking on his ground-and-pound that Tan had to survive.

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