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Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol makes Indonesia proud at ‘ONE: Quest for Gold’

Priscilla Lumban Gaol

Priscilla Lumban Gaol

Waving the Indonesian flag, Priscilla Hertati Lumban “Thathie” Gaol, 29, was very emotional while thanking her family and supporters after winning at “ONE: Quest for Gold” in Myanmar. She submitted her Filipino opponent Krisna “Phoenix” Limbaga, 28, via armbar at 4:05 of Round 1.

During the post-fight interview inside the ONE Championship cage, Mitch Chilson called Gaol’s finish an unorthodox armbar. He congratulated her and reminded her of her rough start with ONE Championship.

Through a translator, the Indonesian fighter said she was nothing without God and her trainers. She noted that having her fellow Indonesians watching the fight live and online made her success even more special.

Gaol made her ONE Championship debut on February 10, 2017. She lost to Tiffany “No Chill” Teo, 27, of Singapore via unanimous decision at “ONE: Throne of Tigers” at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

On November 10, 2017, Gaol returned to the ONE Championship cage and faced Gina “Conviction” Iniong, 28, of the Philippines at “ONE: Legends of the World” at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The Indonesian fighter failed to get her first win under the promotion as she was knocked out by her Filipino opponent in the second round.

It was on January 20, 2018 when Gaol earned her first win under ONE Championship in front of her countrymen at Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. She knocked out Audreylaura “Ice Comet” Boniface Raphael, 28, of Malaysia by punches in the first round at “ONE: Kings of Courage.”

After beating Limbaga, Gaol now has 2 wins and 2 losses. As for Limbaga, “ONE: Quest for Gold” marked her ONE Championship debut and her professional MMA debut.

Hailing from Negros Oriental, Philippines, Limbaga is a single mother with a five-year-old son. As an amateur fighter, she once faced her fellow Filipino fighter Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres, 21, who is also signed with ONE Championship.

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