ONE Championship’s Richard Corminal: I trust my striking game

Richard Corminal

Richard Corminal

Malaysia-based Filipino mixed martial artist Richard “Notorious” Corminal, 36, has suffered some hard defeats in ONE Championship. But he has used them as learning tools in an effort to make himself a better martial artist.

On March 24, 2018, Corminal will have a chance to redeem himself in the ONE Championship cage at “ONE: Iron Will” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. He will battle it out with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Garry Tonon, who is making his MMA debut.

Corminal has opened his eyes and acknowledged the different areas of his game that needs to be strengthened. He said, “I am focusing more on my defense.”

“I trust my striking game,” Corminal added. “But I think there is a lot to improve on my ground defense.”

Since directing his career path to ONE Championship in 2017, it has not been easy for Corminal as his run in the promotion has turned into a turbulent rollercoaster ride. With every win in his professional record coming by way of knockout, the Filipino standout has made a statement in each of his victories as for the knockout artist called Notorious, talking with his hands in the cage is something that comes naturally.

However, Corminal’s billing somewhat lost its luster after falling short in his last two outings inside the ONE Championship cage. In his promotional debut, he yielded to Thai superstar Shannon Wiratchai by way of first-round knockout in March 2017.

A victory under the promotion’s banner remained elusive to Corminal in November 2017 when he bowed down to French veteran Arnaud Lepoint via first-round submission. The last time Corminal won in the cage was on September 10, 2016 at “Full Metal Dojo 12: The 37th Chamber” where he knocked out Thai Rithy of Cambodia.

Currently, Corminal has 4 wins and 3 losses. Meanwhile, here is the trailer for “ONE: Iron Will”:

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