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Gina Iniong grounds Indian boxer for second straight win in ONE



Tiebreaker Times Gina Iniong grounds Indian boxer for second straight win in ONE Mixed Martial Arts Muay Thai News ONE Championship  Team Lakay Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym ONE: Fire and Fury Gina Iniong Chris Shaw Asha Roka

Facing a dangerous striker, Gina Iniong relied on her grappling to pick up a unanimous decision win over Indian boxer Asha Roka, Friday evening during ONE: Fire and Fury at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Iniong — who had just won the 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold in kickboxing — had a tall task against Roka, who holds a pristine 7-0 record in boxing.

Knowing this, the 30-year-old Team Lakay standout out-grappled Roka for the majority of the 15-minute bout to raise her record to 9-4.

“I’m very happy that I won this fight even though I didn’t finish it with a submission. I’m still very happy with the result,” she said.

Roka, who is coming off a loss to two-sport world champion Stamp Fairtex, fell to 4-2.

Earlier, bantamweights Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym and Chris Shaw figured in a bloody Muay Thai bout.

The bloodied Thai (128-40), who has an uncanny resemblance to Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao that won him the cheers of the crowd, earned the nod of the judges over the American (39-9).

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