Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Mixed Martial Arts

Robin Catalan scores emphatic KO of Balart to bounce back

Six months after a crushing loss to Pongsiri Mitsatit, Robin Catalan made sure to bounce back.

The 31-year-old Ilonggo stunned Olympian Gustavo Balart with a right head kick for a second round knockout win with 4:43 left, Friday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

“‘Yun talaga ang plano ko, pero ‘di ko inexpect na mangyari ‘yung head kick,” Catalan said, who raised his record to 10-6.

“Nagpe-fake ako sa baba tapos naka-guard siya, doon ako nag-head kick.”

Balart suffered his third straight loss to fall to 8-4.

Meanwhile, Roshan Mainam (4-2) started the night off with a quick submission win over Khon Sichan (3-5) in a flyweight bout.

Fellow flyweight Kim Kyu Sung (10-3) then upstaged Mainam in the next bout. He knocked out Akihiro Fujisawa (5-3) with a spectacular uppercut just a minute and eight seconds into their bout.

On the other hand, Korean featherweight Kim Jae Woong (10-4) utilized his knees to beat Rafael Nunes (11-3) with a third round, :38 KO.

In the first Muay Thai bout of the evening, Tukkatatong Petpayathai (243-33) eked out a split decision win over Hiroaki Suzuki (42-12).

#ReadMore  Facing Moraes, Akhmetov made Geje Eustaquio ready for Tauru rematch
Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Mixed Martial Arts

Jenelyn Olsim’s first fight in ONE Championship’s main roster was one for the books. The 23-year-old Team Lakay upstart scored an early upset-of-the-year candidate,...

Mixed Martial Arts

Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan fell flat in his return to ONE Championship.  The 32-year-old Filipino dropped a first-round submission loss to Ryuto “Dragon Boy”...

Mixed Martial Arts

Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio will be back inside the ONE Circle soon. But before he takes the stage once more, the former ONE Flyweight World...

Muay Thai

There may not be any Filipinos competing this Friday, August 21, at ONE: No Surrender III, but some of the country’s biggest stars are...

Mixed Martial Arts

Saemapetch Fairtex promised things would be different when he met Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym inside the ring for the fourth time – and he lived...

Mixed Martial Arts

After beating almost everyone in his weight class, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio doesn’t have a challenger in mind. On...

Mixed Martial Arts

Rene “The Challenger” Catalan is confident that Catalan Fighting System is ready to accommodate those who want to return to the gym if given...

Muay Thai

Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan is just one of the many people delighted to find out about ONE Championship’s return to action. The Home Of...