ALL eyes maybe on his team mates seeing action in One Championship but Stephen Loman remains positive that another title will soon be home for the country’s most decorated mixed martial arts gym.
Loman of Team Lakay is seeking inspiration from his fellow fighters who were in a title fight as of press time as he will also vie for the inaugural bantamweight championship at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions on November 17 at Khalifa Sports City.
The University of the Cordilleras student will be the first Asian to seek a title in the middle east promotions opposite Gurdarshan Mangat of Canada.
With eight wins in his career, Loman is on a three fight win streak, including a victory against Frans Mlambo, one of the sparring partners of Conor McGregor, trained by coach John Kavanagh at the SBG Gym.
The Team Lakay fighter also scored a huge upset against former PXC title contender Mark Abelardo.
Mangat on the other hand is on a six-fight win streak and in his previous fight, he defeated India’s top featherweight fighter, Abdul Muneer, in a catchweight fight that went one-sided, giving him a unanimous victory.
Mangat trains in Canada and has 10 victories in his professional career with a single loss.
Loman was supposed to fight for PXC's bantamweight title in March earlier this year, however, the headliner was scrapped due to weight cut complications forcing defending champion Trevin Jones to pull out of his title defense.
Published in the SunStar Baguio newspaper on November 11, 2017.
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