Rika Ishige vs Angelie Sabanal at ‘ONE: Iron Will’

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5 March 2018 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the complete card at “ONE: Iron Will” set for March 24, 2018 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 37, of Brazil will defend his title against ONE Featherweight and ONE Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Sydney, Australia.

In the second bout in the main card, Rika “Tiny Doll” Ishige, 28, of Thailand will face Angelie Sabanal, 28, of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. They will compete in the atomweight category.

Ishige trains out of Tiger Muay Thai and Bangkok Fight Lab. She is of mixed Japanese and Thai heritage, beginning her martial arts training at age 9 with aikido and taekwondo.

Heavily influenced by her late father who trained in judo, Ishige went on to hone her skills as a martial artist and turned professional earlier this year. All of her victories have ended via impressive finish, showcasing her high-level grappling skills.

In Ishige’s last bout, she defeated Rome Trinidad, 21, of the Philippines by second-round submission. Ishige will look for her second-straight win when she takes on another Filipino opponent who is a newcomer.

“ONE: Iron Will” marks Sabanal’s professional cage debut and ONE Championship debut. A former Muay Thai practitioner and a national Muay Thai silver medalist, she hones her wide array of skills with other great talent at Mindanao Ultimate.

Angelie Sabanal (Facebook/Angelie Sabanal)

Angelie Sabanal (Facebook/Angelie Sabanal)

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