ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio looked as relaxed as ever while preparing for his trilogy-ending clash with Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta in the co-main event of ONE: Revolution tonight.
ONE Championship’s official YouTube channel gave fans an inside look as to how Pacio is spending his final days before his big match with the no. 1-ranked strawweight – and from the looks of it, he’s as playful as ever.
Pacio can even be seen channeling his inner John Cena, humming the popular professional wrestler’s theme song while pulling off what looked like a piledriver on his training partner as they grappled in the hotel training area.
Such is the mood that Pacio brings to this fight, and he’s hopeful to maintain it even after Friday night.
“Feeling good. There’s no ring rust. I’m excited to be here, to be back,” Pacio said.
“Every bout for me is hard, that’s why I’m training hard. I’m improving, he’s improving, and expect that we have a game plan heading into this fight.”
Aside from Pacio, two other Filipinos will compete on the massive card, starting with Pacio’s teammate Lito Adiwang. “Thunder Kid” battles “Wolf Of The Grasslands” Hexigetu in the final bout of the lead card.
Meanwhile, Cebu’s own Roel Rosauro opens the night as he takes on debuting James Yang in a three round featherweight bout.
Moreover, headlining the card is the clash between ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee and #3-rank contender Ok Rae Yoon.
Watch ONE: REVOLUTION live on One Sports or One Sports+ beginning with the lead card at 6:30 p.m. Philippine Standard Time (PHT) tonight.
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