Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Mixed Martial Arts

Zamboanga proves contender status, Banario returns to win column in ONE: King of the Jungle


Rising star Denice Zamboanga and grizzled veteran Honorio Banario earned tough victories during ONE: King of the Jungle, Friday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. 

In a coming-of-age performance, 23-year-old Zamboanga stymied former contender Mei Yamaguchi, earning a dominant unanimous decision win to stake her claim as the rightful contender to Angela Lee.

Zamboanga was simply too powerful compared to the 37-year-old Japanese atomweight — especially in the third round. Despite figuring in the deep waters of the bout, Zamboanga still landed the heavy blows to close out the bout.

Zamboanga raised her slate to 7-0 while dropping Yamaguchi to 21-12-1.

ONE-King-of-the-Jungle-Honorio-Banario-def-Shannon-Wiratchai Zamboanga proves contender status, Banario returns to win column in ONE: King of the Jungle Mixed Martial Arts News ONE Championship  - philippine sports news

On the other hand, Banario had a triumphant return to the featherweight division, eking out a split decision win over Shannon Wiratchai.

It was a tightly-contested bout that saw both fighters evenly split the first two rounds.

In the third round, Banario went to his grappling game to stop the Thai.

Banario snapped his three-fight skid with the win to go up to 15-10. On the other hand, Wiratchai fell to 9-6.

ONE-King-of-the-Jungle-Troy-Worthen-def-Mark-Abelardo Zamboanga proves contender status, Banario returns to win column in ONE: King of the Jungle Mixed Martial Arts News ONE Championship  - philippine sports news

Fil-Kiwi Mark Abelardo (19-7) could not come home with the win, suffering a unanimous decision loss to undefeated American prospect Tony Worthen (7-0).

#ReadMore  Honorio Banario found hope in midst of adversity
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...

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...

Mixed Martial Arts

It was certainly a night for the books. ONE X lived up to the hype, as ONE Championship’s three-part 10th-anniversary celebration wowed fans all...

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

SINGAPORE — Denice Zamboanga fell short in her mission to finally avenge the first defeat of her promising mixed martial arts career. She bowed...

Advertisement