Juniku’s dad was a soccer player in Australia.
Hogstad told ONEFC.com that she is too fast for Juniku. Will that hold true, or will the Aussie get one step closer to another title shot?
Speaking of which, we just saw Lito Adiwang. “Thunder Kid” was naturally thrilled about his big victory over Pongsiri Mitsatit in his home country. He was quick to credit his teammates and the raucous support of the local crowd for pushing him to finish.
Gina Iniong was delighted to win tonight, but she was disappointed she didn't get the finish. She rushed off to watch her teammate Lito Adiwang compete before we could finish talking to her. But we'll find her again later!
Lito Adiwang defeats Pongsiri Mitsatit via submission (kimura) at 3:02 of round one (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
Did you know Mitsatit helped with the Thai Cave Rescue efforts in July 2018? If not, read about it here.
Adiwang is on a six-bout winning streak and boasts a 90 percent finishing rate. Can “The Smiling Assassin” overcome the odds to start his 2020 off with a big win?
Get prepared for strawweight action as Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang squares off against Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit next.
Gina Iniong defeats Asha Roka via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – women’s atomweight)
The pair stood toe-to-toe to kick off the third and final stanza. Roka went for a spinning back fist, which Iniong scouted out wonderfully. Each athlete went for single strikes – the Indian with punches and Iniong with kicks.
“Conviction” landed a right hand, and then she latched onto her opponent with a body lock and brought her to the Circle Wall. The Filipina snuck around to her back, threw "Knockout Queen" over her head, and immediately jumped into guard.
Iniong moved to half guard, kept tight control on top, and threw punches to the head and elbows to the body. With less than 50 seconds left in the bout, the referee stood them up.
Roka missed with a superwoman punch, but Iniong hit a side kick. She later connected with a roundhouse to the body. The Indian kept marching forward in search of a knockout, but it never came.
Roka landed a solid overhand right in the opening moments of round two, but Iniong walked through it, kept her head down, and then hit a takedown. As the Filipina tried to pin down an arm, the Indian bridged and took top control – briefly, that is. Iniong scrambled and forced “Knockout Queen” onto her back once again.
Iniong continued to smother her opponent with a fierce grappling attack, eventually pinning her against the Circle Wall and throwing short strikes at the head. The Filipina slid her arms around the neck for a guillotine choke and cranked, but Roka tried punching her way out. The hold kept getting tighter, but she survived to the bell.
The Filipina was back in her opponent’s guard, moved her towards the Circle Wall, and frustrated Roka with random shots to the head and body. Iniong postured up and then got to her feet, where she stood over the Indian and threw kicks at her legs. She jumped back into her rival’s guard right when the bell rang.
Check out Roka’s plans to upset Iniong in front of her home crowd as she told it to ONEFC.com.
We return to mixed martial arts, and the women’s atomweight division, once again. It’s the Philippines vs. India as Gina “Conviction” Iniong meets Asha “Knockout Queen” Roka next!
Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym is headed backstage. We will try to catch a word with the victor later tonight!
Let’s go! ONE: FIRE & FURY starts now with Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres vs. Jenny “Lady GoGo” Huang in the women’s atomweight division!
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Jomary Torres now getting ready to open the show at the Mall Of Asia Arena. She takes on Jenny Huang!
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In tonight’s co-main event, Eduard “Landslide” Folayang takes on Pieter Buist.
Read how the former ONE Lightweight World Champion made the adjustments when “The Archangel” stepped up for the bout on short notice!
Joshua “The Passion” Pacio will attempt to defend the ONE Strawweight World Championship against the division’s former king, Alex “Little Rock” Silva, in tonight’s main event. Watch the ONE Expert Breakdown of the World Title match-up below.
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