Two Filipino Fighters look to shock the Malaysian crowd as they face two formidable foes on Friday, September 2, during ONE Championship: Unbreakable Warriors at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Trestle Tan (4-5) is scheduled to face the unbeaten Agilan Thangalapani (4-0) in a three-round welterweight bout, while 22-year-old Baguio native April Osenio (1-1) will square off against the heavily-favored Ann Osman (4-2) in women’s flyweight action.
Welterweight bout: Jun Minion vs. The Alligator
In his last bout, Tan made quick work of Djatmiko Waluyo at ONE: Tribe of Warriors in Jakarta this past February, winning via rear-naked choke submission in an exciting match-up. He will need to be at full strength when he meets Agilan Thani in an incredible showdown of powerful competitors.
Undefeated Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be making a quick return to the ONE Championship cage following his spectacular technical knockout victory over American Brad Robinson this past May. The 20-year-old prospect is a perfect 5-0 as a professional, with four of his five victories ending in the first round.
Women’s Flyweight bout: Osenio vs. Athena
April Osenio of the Philippines is known as Team Lakay’s fierce female warrior. The 22-year-old prospect trains in the high-altitudes of Baguio City along with her more experienced Lakay teammates. In her last bout, Osenio upset Filipino-English fighter Natalie Gonzales Hills impressively by first-round armbar, despite being adept in the striking art of Wushu. She now aims to continue her win streak by taking on a monstrous challenge in Ann Osman.
Ann “Athena” Osman of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, makes a swift return to the ONE Championship cage following her exciting come-from-behind victory over Egypt’s Haiat Farag in her last bout. Known as Malaysia’s fighting belle, the female warrior hones her craft with the Borneo Tribal Squad, advancing her skills in various disciplines such as wrestling, jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai. A well-rounded fighter, Osman likes to overpower opponents, and is always extremely aggressive in pursuit of a finish.