IT'LL be Philippines vs. Thailand, as three Filipino MMA warriors take on Thai foes in ONE: Warrior Kingdom on March at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Malaysia-based Richard Corminal (4-1) takes on promising Shannon Wiratchai (6-1) in one of the featured bouts. Corminal, who is making his ONE Championship debut against Wiratchai, is coming off a second-round stoppage over Thai Rithy in Full Metal Dojo. Wiratchai has won four in a row, and had wins over Amir Khan and Peter Davis.
Joshua Pacio (11-1) will have his hands full against former strawweight champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (6-1). Pacio is coming off a third-round submission defeat against strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito. Dejdamrong also lost to Naito by submission in his last fight, losing his strawweight belt in the process. Rabin Catalan (4-2), on the other hand, looks to bounce back against unbeaten Pongsiri Mitsatit (7-0). The main event is a women’s title fight between unbeaten fighters Angela Lee (6-0) and Jenny Huang (5-0).
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 18, 2017.
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