Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Mixed Martial Arts

Joshua Pacio bounces back; Gina Iniong takes third straight


Team Lakay was off to a strong start to open ONE Championship: Legends of the World, as Gina Iniong and Joshua Pacio thrilled the home crowd, Friday evening at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Iniong picked up her third stright victory in the promotion in dominant fashion, stopping Indonesian Hertati Lumban Gaol in the second round.ONE-Legends-of-the-World-Gina-Iniong-def-Hertati-Lumban-Gaol Joshua Pacio bounces back; Gina Iniong takes third straight Mixed Martial Arts News ONE Championship  - philippine sports news

After an uneventful first round, “Conviction” turned up the volume in the second frame. Iniong’s second takedown in the match proved to be the start of the end for her opponent, as the Team Lakay fighter immediately gained side control. Once there, she rained on short punches on Gaol before forcing a stoppage.

Iniong went up to 6-2 and is primed for a title shot. Gaol, on the other hand, dropped to 0-2 with the loss.

In the third bout for the card, Joshua Pacio bounced back from his loss to Hayato Suzuki last August 5 with a second round stoppage of former title contender Roy Doliguez.

A spinning backfist by Pacio 38 seconds into the second round spelled the doom for Doliguez.

“First of all, I just wanna thank all the Filipino crowd here. That spinning back fist [was a counter] as he’s a southpaw and he’s showing that right hand,” the 21-year-old recalled about the finish.

Prior to that, Pacio was dominating Doliguez in the opening round, but Doliguez was saved by the bell. An eye rake by Doliguez momentarily stopped the bout midway through the frame.

Pacio went up to 13-2 with the win, while Doliguez fell to a 7-5 slate, losing four of his last five.

#ReadMore  Azkals to stay put in Doha after FIFA World Cup qualifier changes

Chinese fighters Xuewen Peng (1-1) and Xie Chao (4-1) were able to score quick finishes to open the card, stopping Phat Soda (0-2) and Kelvin Ong (1-2) respectively.

ONE Championship: Legends of the World Results
November 10, 2017 – SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City


Women’s Flyweight Bout: Gina Iniong def. Priscilla Gaol via TKO (strikes) in Round 2, 2:12
Flyweight Bout: Joshua Pacio def Roy Doliguez via KO (ground and pound) in Round 2, :38
Featherweight Bout: Chao Xie def Kelvin Ong via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) in Round 1, 1:48
Flyweight Bout: Xuewen Peng def. Phat Soda via KO (german suplex) in Round 1, 2:17

Written By


You May Also Like

2021 SEA Games

As expected, Team Lakay standouts Jean Claude Saclag and Gina Iniong delivered for Team Pilipinas. The two MMA stalwarts both produced gold medals to...

Mixed Martial Arts

The ultimate grudge match is about to take place on Friday, June 3 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio is set...

2021 SEA Games

Gina Iniong flexed her muscles in her title defense start. The Team Lakay star dominated Malaysia’s Jihin Radzuan, 3-0, in the semifinals of the...

2021 SEA Games

Another Team Lakay stalwart secured the Philippines a medal in the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games. Honorio Banario booked his place in the semifinals...

2021 SEA Games

Team Philippines secured its first medal of the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam on Sunday. Jean Claude Saclag advanced to the semifinals of...

Basketball

The stars of Team Lakay took some time away from their rigorous training schedule to join the 17,928 fans in attendance at Game 4...

Muay Thai

SINGAPORE — Returning to his natural habitat as a striker for the first time since the 2011 Southeast Asian Games, Eduard Folayang performed like...

Mixed Martial Arts

The resurgence of Jeremy Miado in ONE Championship continues as “The Jaguar” defeated Team Lakay’s Lito Adiwang in their rare Filipino-versus-Filipino showdown at ONE...

Advertisement