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Five Filipinos set to compete in ONE: Iron Will

ONE Championship has just announced the complete line-up for ONE Championship: Iron Will, which is set to take place on Friday, March 24, at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

Headlining the card will be reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil, as he defends his title against ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia.

“I am super excited to announce another huge world title bout as reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes will face two-division ONE Featherweight & Lightweight World Champion Martin Nguyen at Iron Will,” said ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong.

“It’s a tremendous match-up, and one that the whole world wants to see. I have no doubt that these two warriors will be putting on a great show for everyone watching live in Bangkok,” he furthered. “This is the biggest martial arts event in the history of Thailand, and I can’t wait to be in Bangkok for this one. It’s going to be absolutely phenomenal.”

In the undercard, five Filipino warriors are taking part in the event, as Richard Corminal, Jeremy Miado, Angelie Sabnal, Kaji Ebin, and Robin Catalan will look to stun their highly-favored opponents.

Filipino lightweight competitor Richard “Notorious” Corminal is a Filipino martial artist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, training out of MuayFit. He holds a professional record of four wins and three losses, with each of his career victories to date coming by way of knockout. In his most recent bout, Corminal succumbed to Frenchman Arnaud LePont via first-round submission.

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Corminal now seeks redemption, as he aims to spoil the much-anticipated debut of Garry Tonon.

Strawweight contender Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado of Manila, Philippines is a martial artist with a 6-2 professional record and a former Blaze FC Strawweight Champion. He is a Muay Thai and boxing practitioner who owns a Muay Thai record of 76-7. In his most recent bout, Miado went shot for shot with rising Thai star Pongsiri Mitsatit.

Miado is now ready to get back in the win column, and will face Muay Thai legend and former champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke.

Angelie Sabnal of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines is a former Muay Thai practitioner now making her professional cage debut. A national Muay Thai silver medalist, Sabnal hones her wide array of skills with other great talent at Mindanao Ultimate. The Filipino prospect is set to make her first appearance in ONE Championship.

She will be taking on rising Thai star Rika Ishige.

Kaji “Alpha” Ebin is a 26-year-old martial artist from Manila, Philippines, and a bantamweight newcomer in ONE Championship.

Primarily a kickboxer who stifles opponents with his quick strikes and fluid combinations, Ebin is looking to make an impact in his first appearance as a ONE Championship athlete, squaring off with Indonesia’s Sunoto.

Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, is a member of the Catalan fighting family and a martial artist competing in the ONE Championship strawweight division. He currently owns a record of six wins and three losses, which includes two wins by submission and two by knockout. In his last bout, Catalan dropped a TKO loss to former champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke.

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Now, Catalan is set to face Thailand’s Kritsada Kongsrichai.

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