There are around 280 million people across Indonesia. There are exactly zero Indonesians currently fighting in the UFC. Jeka Saragih seems intent on changing that equation. The 27-year-old from Simalungun (13-2) booked himself a place in the final of the Road to UFC tournament’s lightweight division in Abu Dhabi late Sunday with a highlight reel knockout of Ki Won-bin (16-8) - a straight right that was short, and sharp and it left the South Korean shocked and on his back. Lu Kai leads China’s charge, as Road to UFC goes through Abu Dhabi “I am very proud,” Saragih said afterwards. “Next time I will train even harder and I will kill my next opponent. The coaches said when the opportunity comes, kill. “I am very happy because all of my sacrifice, my training is fruitful. I am very happy because I have shown Indonesian fighters have quality.” The deal with this inaugural Asia-wide tournament is the UFC wants to tap into potential across the region that has somehow either so far fallen through the cracks, or remained unknown, and to that end it’s working a treat. The finals will now see fighters from five nations competing. There’s been the emergence of a potential star in Saragih – he opened the tournament with a stunning spinning back fist KO of India’s Pawan Maan Singh (7-3-1), and he’s shown a fondness for the camera and a natural ease in the spotlight. And then there’s the little matter of the man he will now face in the lightweight final, Anshul Jubli (6-0). Both came into their semi-finals as wild underdogs. Both won. So let’s go again. There are around 1.4 billion people across India. There are exactly zero Indians currently fighting in the UFC. And, you guessed it, Jubli seems intent on changing that equation. The 27-year-old former maths teacher from Uttarakhand received a bye in the tournament’s first round and then faced South Korea’s Kim Kyeong-pyo (11-4) on Sunday. They stood toe-to-toe, mostly, and Jubli worked the angles and picked at Kim early, then fought off the staggers and a few Kim takedowns to hold on for a split decision that read 29-28, 28-29, 29-28. “I was a big underdog, but namaste UFC – India is here,” Jubli said. “There are zero black belts in India, no muay thai coaches, no kick boxing coaches. [But] it’s a land of warriors. “Look at our history and you’ll see so many warriors. People think Indians are only engineers or doctors but I am here to prove we are warriors. “Obviously my skills are not there yet. I just started four years ago. Give me four more years and I’ll be a world champion. That’s a promise.” In terms of the fighters who look distinctly “UFC ready” it’s been impossible to ignore the charge of Lee Jeong-yeong (9-1) into the finals of the featherweight side of the tournament. The 26-year-old fights like he has a bus to catch, opening his campaign with a 36-second submission of China’s Xie Bin (9-4) and then coming out on Sunday and finishing off the promising Chinese fighter Lu Kai (8-4) via TKO in just 42 seconds. Overall that now makes it five first-round finishes from Lee’s first 10 fights. He also doesn’t lack confidence – “I’m the tiger he’s the sheep,” was the refrain before he faced Lu. “That was exactly what I expected,” Lee said. “The Road to UFC is not the level I am at. I am ready for the UFC.” The final of the featherweights promises more fireworks. Lee is set to face China’s Yi Zha (20-3) – who took a split decision over Japan’s Koyomi Matsushima (13-6) – and who seemed to want to get straight down to business Sunday, entering the cage after Lee had won and calling the South Korean immediately into action. But he’ll now have to wait until early in the new year, with the possibility that the finals will be staged at the UFC card the rumour mill has down for Seoul in early February.