FIL-Aussie Joshua “Kuya” Culibao logged his second straight win in the Octagon after walking away with a split decision win over South Korean Seung Woo Choi at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
Choi dictated the fight early on with his busier work rate. However, Culibao slowly gained momentum and knocked down Choi in the opening round. Culibao once again knocked down Choi in the second round and controlled the fight.
Choi stole the third round as he took Culibao to the ground and attempted a rear-naked choke but to no avail.
Culibao improved to 10-1, while Choi fell to 10-5.
Culibao has both Filipino parents that moved to Australia.
Meanwhile, Fil-Chinese Ramona Pascual suffered a unanimous decision loss to Joselyne Edwards in the UFC 257 opener. Edwards won on all three judges’ scorecards with scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28.
Pascual dropped to 6-4, while improved to 11-4.
Like Culibao, Pascual has both Filipino parents that migrated to Hong Kong.
On the other hand, Pinoy fighters Wallen Del Rosario and John Adajar lost their respective fights in the “Road to UFC” show in Singapore last week.
Del Rosario (8-2) failed to earn a UFC contract after losing to Chinese veteran Qui Lun (15-8) via unanimous decision in the quarterfinals of the flyweight tournament last Thursday.
Lun got the nod of all three judges with identical scores of 30-27 on all three scorecards.
Adajar (6-2) was submitted by South Korean Han Seul Kim (13-4) in the opening round of their welterweight contest last Friday.
Kim caught Adajar, the URCC welterweight champion, with a triangle armbar and forced him to submit at the 4:37 mark.
June 12, 2022
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