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WATCH: Igorot fighter Pacatiw emerges victorious vs Chen Riu of China

Cordillera - Igorot mixed martial artist Jeremy "The Juggernaut" Pacatiw of Team Lakay did not disappoint his fans after he defeated Chen "The Ghost" Rui of China via unanimous decision in ONE: Battleground on Friday night. 
Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

It's a sweet victory for Pacatiw in his One Championship debut in Singapore showcasing his new skills in takedowns and grappling. 

In the first round, the Igorot fighter unloaded a hard right hand punches followed by series of takedowns and submission attempts which the Chinese fighter nearly got to tap.

Pacatiw continued earning points in the 2nd round as he attempted to put to sleep Rui via arm triangle, but the resiliency of Rui emerged and ended up on the back of Pacatiw. 

In the third round, Pacatiw accidentally kicked Rui's groin forcing a 5-minute timeout for the latter to recover. 

The fight continued with both fighters exchanging shots of punch and takedown. "The Juggernaut" attempted another takedown which Rui immediately avoided. 

After three five-minute rounds, all the three judges scoring the bout gave the victory to Pacatiw.

The proud Igorot fighter from Benguet improved his record to 11-4 while the Chinese dropped to 9-3.



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