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Philippines’ Denice Zamboanga to join 2021 ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix

Denice Zamboanga (©ONE Championship)

Denice Zamboanga (©ONE Championship)

Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga, 24, of the Philippines is one of the eight mixed martial artists who will compete in the inaugural world grand prix of ONE Championship‘s women’s atomweight MMA division. She currently holds a professional MMA record of 8 wins and 0 loss.

Competing professionally since 2017, Zamboanga joined ONE Championship in 2019 as an undefeated MMA fighter. She managed to maintain her perfect record by defeated her first three opponents in the Singapore-based martial arts organization from 2019 to 2020.

When Zamboanga made her ONE Championship debut, she defeated Jihin “Shadowcat” Radzuan, 22, of Malaysia via unanimous decision. In 2020, the Filipino MMA fighter defeated two opponents namely Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi (山口芽生), 38, of Japan and Watsapinya “Dream Girl” Kaewkhong, 25, of Thailand.

 

The first quarterfinal bout of the 2021 ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix is scheduled for May 28, 2021. The champion of the tournament will challenge reigning ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 24, of Singapore in November 2021.

Including the Philippines, eight countries will be represented in the tournament. The others are China, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine and the United States.

The pairings are yet to be announced. Here is the complete list of fighters in the tournament:

NAME

COUNTRY AGE PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD

Seo Hee “Hamderlei Silva” Ham (함서희) South Korea 33 23-8 0-0
Alyona Rassohyna (Альона Рассохіна) Ukraine 30 13-4 1-0
Alyse “Lil’ Savage” Anderson  USA 26 5-1 0-0
Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat  India 26 4-0 4-0
Meng Bo (孟博) China 24 17-5 3-0
Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga Philippines 24 8-0 3-0
Stamp Fairtex Thailand 23 5-1 4-1
Itsuki “Strong Heart” Hirata (平田樹) Japan 21 7-0 3-0

 

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