MMA

4 Filipinos in ‘ONE: Warriors of the World’ in Bangkok, Thailand

Headlined by reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito, 33, and Alex “Little Rock” Silva, 35, “ONE: Warriors of the World” will take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on Dec. 9, Saturday. Here are the four Filipino fighters who are in the fight card:

Rome Trinidad, Rika Ishige

Rome Trinidad, Rika Ishige

  1. Rome “The Rebel” Trinidad, 20

After beating Maan Havillagon at “UGB 20: Rambulan sa Galera” via knockout via punches on the third round, Trinidad is making her ONE Championship debut. The model-MMA fighter will face her Thai-Japanese opponent Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige, 28, in an atomweight bout.

Trinidad has a background in the ancient martial arts called Sikaran. She is fighting out of the Elorde Boxing Gym.

April Osenio, Xiong Jing Nan

April Osenio, Xiong Jing Nan

  1. April Osenio, 23

A member of the famed Team Lakay of Baguio City, Osenio currently holds a record of 2 wins and 2 losses and she is set to face Xiong Jing Nan in a strawweight bout. Hailing from China, Xiong has 9 wins and 1 loss and she is making her ONE Championship debut.

In 2016, Osenio defeated Natalie Gonzales Hills and Ann Osman via armbar submission and guillotine choke submission, respectively. The Team Lakay fighter recenty graduated from college.

Sagetdao Petpayathai, Jimmy Yabo

Sagetdao Petpayathai, Jimmy Yabo

  1. Jimmy “The Silencer” Yabo, 36

Holding a record of 5 wins, 5 losses and 1 No Contest, Yabo is set to battle it out with Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai, 30, of Thailand, in a featherweight match. Petpayathai is an undefeated fighter with 2 wins.

Hailing from Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, Yabo made his ONE Championship debut on April 24, 2015. He lost to Team Lakay fighter Edward Kelly via rear-naked choke in the first round at “ONE: Valor of Champions.”

Kristsada Kongsrichai, Rabin Catalan

Kristsada Kongsrichai, Rabin Catalan

  1. Rabin “The Rock” Catalan, 31

Hailing from Iloilo, Catalan will fight Kritsada “Dream Man” Kongsrichai of Thailand in a flyweight bout. The latter currently holds 5 wins and 3 losses.

Catalan’s most recent win was at “The Proving Grounds 5: Retribution” where he submitted Ruben Lanaza via armbar in the second round. The Iloilo native has yet to win a ONE Championship bout.

 

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