After an up-and-down year, Team Lakay is back on the right track after successfully completing a sweep of ONE: Masters of Fate at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Joshua Pacio successfully defended his ONE Strawweight World Championship against fellow Filipino Rene Catalan in the main event.
The defending champion escaped an early submission maneuver from Catalan in the opening round and poured on the striking to end the first round. Pacio though only needed another round to seize his challenger and submit his opponent via an arm triangle choke to keep his championship to complete Team Lakay’s perfect night.
Meanwhile, their other two members were triumphant as well, as Geje Eustaquio and Eduard Folayang notched up victories against Toni Tauru and Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu, respectively.
Folayang’s return to action ended prematurely after suffering a big cut under his right eye due to an accidental headbutt with Tsogookhuu in the second round of their encounter. Because of the injury, the match was decided on scorecards and Folayang went on to pick up the win and halt his two fight skid.
Eustaquio was also true to his promise of branding himself as the ‘Rematch King’ after stopping Toni Tauru in their rematch via third round technical knockout, borrowing a move from his teammate Kevin Belingon to uncork a powerful spinning back kick which marked the ending of the match.
Also in the card is Rene Catalan’s brother Robin had a different result during the night. He impressed in his match up with Gustavo Balart by knocking out the Cuban athlete in the second round of their mixed martial arts Strawweight bout.
In a meeting between youth and experience, Stamp Fairtext prevailed against Vietnamese-American Bi Nguyen in a Women’s Strawweight match up by way of unanimous decision to stay undefeated in her mixed martial arts career.
•Rosahan Mainam defeated Khon Sichan in a mixed martial arts Flyweight Match via first one submission
•Kim Kyu Sung defeated Akihiro Fujisawa in a mixed martial arts Flyweight Match via first round knock out
•Kim Jae Woong defeated Rafael Nunes in a mixed martial arts Featherweight Match via third round TKO
•Tukkatatong Petpayathai defeated Hiroaki Suzuki in a Muay Thai Bantamweight Match via Split Decision
•Kongsak PK Saenchaimuaythaigym defetaed Han Zi Hao in a Muay Thai Bantamweight Match via Unanimous Decision
Main Card Results :
•Yoshitaka Naito defeated Pongsiri Mitsatit in a mixed martial arts Strawweight Match via Unanimous Decision
•Li Kai Wen defeated Paul Lumihi in a mixed martial arts Bantamweight Match via first round knock out
•Sangmanee Sathian MuayThai defeated Azize Hlali in a Muay Thai Catch Weight Match via unanimous decision.
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