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WATCH: Igorot fighter Joshua Pacio submits dangerous Thai fighter via "The Passion Lock"

Photo Courtesy || One Championship
Cordillera - When Igorot fighter Joshua Pacio met the most dangerous Thai fighter Pongsiri Mitsatit, he didn't hesitate to utilize his secret weapon he called "The Passion Lock" which earned him the submission victory.

What he did during their battle at ONE: Reign of Kings three years ago was submitting Mitsatit via modified Kimora lock, a new technique introduced by Team Lakay in MMA arena.

"The Passion Lock" is a method of submitting your opponent at the back by twisting their arm until they tap. 

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Pacio took pride of his teammates in Team Lakay for coming up with the idea. 

According to Pacio, it's a new concept of Kimora lock born out of the constant pursuit of knowledge. 

In his interview with ONE Championship, Pacio revealed the origin of their new weapon. 

He said, "We played around with the idea of other submissions from the back. The rear-naked choke is obvious, but there had to be some other way to finish from that position. At Team Lakay, we drill many different scenarios when we train our grappling. This is one we came up with in our constant pursuit of knowledge.

READ ALSO: Joshua Pacio named among 10 Best MMA fighters in the World by Black Belt Magazine

"I first tried this technique on Danny (Kingad), but that guy is extremely strong and very tough, and it was not as effective. Then I tried it on Geje (Eustaquio), and that is when I was able to execute it correctly," he added.

Watch Joshua Pacio as he demonstrated how to implement "The Passion Lock"

It may seem this new technique of submission will be added to the things every fighters in Team Lakay are going to learn inside the gym from now on.


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