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Team Lakay’s Gina Iniong: India’s Asha Roka is tough

Gina Iniong (©ONE Championship)

Gina Iniong (©ONE Championship)

Gina “Conviction” Iniong, 30, was one of the seven “ONE: Fire and Fury” fighters featured in the open workout at One Esplanade in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on January 28, 2020. She is training out of the Team Lakay gym in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines.

Featuring nine mixed martial arts matches and three Muay Thai contests, ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Fire and Fury” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on January 31, 2020. In the third bout of the evening, Iniong will compete in the women’s atomweight division against Asha “Knockout Queen” Roka, 21, of India.

“Asha Roka is as tough as they come,” Iniong said. “She proved that against a tough champion in Stamp Fairtex. I’m looking forward to giving my best this Friday night and meeting the challenge of this great martial artist.”

 

The open workout was hosted by Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson, 41, of the United States. The other fighters who participated in the event were Alex “Little Rock” Silva, 37, of Brazil, Jomary “The Zamboanganian Fighter” Torres, 24, of the Philippines and Adiwang’s Team Lakay teammates Danny “The King” Kingad, 24, Lito “The Thunder Kid” Adiwang, 26, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, and reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 23.

Currently, Iniong holds a professional MMA record of 8 wins and 4 losses. She has 4 wins and 2 losses in ONE Championship.

Iniong is Roka’s first ever Filipino opponent in a professional MMA bout. Here is the Team Lakay fighter during the “ONE: Fire and Fury” open workout:

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