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Sunday, January 15, 2023

WATCH: Igorot wushu sensation Kevin Belingon knocks out Russian wrestler

Cordillera - When Igorot fighter Kevin Belingon met with a Dagestani wrestler in 2012, they made an exciting fight. The Russian star Yusup Saadulaev was determined and somewhat confident he will finished Belingon in the first round. But the young Igorot fighter fought back with his striking capability and caught the Russian with a powerful punch. 

Watch their fight below.

Who is Kevin Belingon?

Kevin Belingon is a professional mixed martial artist from the Philippines, a member of Team Lakay and competes in the bantamweight division of ONE Championship. He is a former ONE Bantamweight World Champion and is widely considered one of the best bantamweight fighters in the world.

Belingon began his professional MMA career in 2007 and quickly made a name for himself in the Philippines. He amassed a record of 7-1 before signing with ONE Championship in 2011. He quickly established himself as a top contender in the bantamweight division and earned a shot at the title in 2014, but came up short against then-champion Bibiano Fernandes.

After losing to Fernandes, Belingon went on a tear, winning six straight fights, including a split decision victory over Fernandes in 2018 to win the ONE Bantamweight World Championship. Since then, Belingon has successfully defended his title twice and has become one of the most popular and respected fighters in ONE Championship.

Belingon is known for his aggressive style and powerful striking. He is also a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, making him a well-rounded fighter. He currently holds a professional MMA record of 22-5 and is widely considered one of the top bantamweight fighters in the world.

In addition to his MMA career, Belingon is also a dedicated family man and is known for his humility and sportsmanship outside the ring. He's a true inspiration to many young Filipinos. He serves as an advocate for fitness and healthy living, and often uses his platform to encourage others to lead active lifestyles.

Kevin Belingon is a true warrior, a fierce competitor and a true representative of Philippines in the international martial arts scene. He will continue to inspire many aspiring fighters to follow their dreams, to never give up and to always strive for greatness.


Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Lito Adiwang is back, to fight unbeaten Mansur Malachiev in January

Photo Courtesy || Team Lakay

Cordillera - After resting and recovering from injury, Team Lakay's hard-hitting fighter Lito Adiwang is finally back as he will return to action this January 2023. 

In an announcement by Team Lakay, Adiwang will be facing undefeated Mansur Malachiev on the undercard of ONE on Prime Video 6 on January 14, 2023 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

"Lito suffered an ACL injury last March and have been focusing on his recovery in the past months. Now, stronger and better, he will be back in the circle and remind the division who the Thunderkid is", the note said. 

For Adiwang, he is 100 percent ready for the fight after numerous unfavorable situations he was in.

“The desire to win this fight is one hundred percent. The monster in me has awakened again after all the pain and trials plus the losses of my teammates. I am coming to this fight with a bulletproof mindset,” Adiwang said.

“With back-to-back trials in my career and life, tasting defeats in the game, injury and losses in life, it's painful and demoralizing that I reached my breaking point. If I sank into these emotional and painful feelings it can be my downfall,” he added.


Monday, December 5, 2022

WATCH: Jeremy Pacatiw submits Tial Thang via triangle choke, gets $50,000 bonus

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship via tiebreakertimes

Cordillera - Team Lakay's Jeremy "The Jaggernaut Pacatiw earned another win in ONE Championship as he submitted Myanmar's Tial Thang with a deep triangle choke in the 2nd round during the ONE:164 Bantamweight battle held in the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Igorot warrior of Benguet stood out for his impressive boxing moves and attempted to finish the fight early in the first round with an arm bar choke. 

In the 2nd round, Pacatiw unleashed powerful combination of punches to the head which the American-Burmese fighter responded with punches of his own. Both fighter enjoyed the exchange with the delight of the fans.

Half-way through the round, Thang attempted a take down but failed. Pacatiw took the chance and dragged Thang to ground to end the bout with an armed bar submission.

“Respect to brother Tial Thang. He was very tough and very talented and I know someday we’ll face him again in the cage. I took an arm bar, but it was slippery. I looked for an opening and he gave me the triangle choke. It was ‘good night, Irene’,” Pacatiw said in an interview.

Chatri Sityodtong, the CEO of ONE, gave him a substantial gift in the amount of $50,000 for his impressive performance. He is the 2nd one of Team Lakay to receive such bonus after Jhanlo Sangiao.


Saturday, December 3, 2022

Jhanlo Sangiao wins via 1st round submission, earns 50K USD bonus

Photo Courtesy || Team Lakay

Cordillera - Jhanlo Sangiao, son of legendary Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao earns his 2nd win in ONE Championship as he submits Anacleto Lauron via a rear-naked choke during their encounter at ONE 164 on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. 

In a show of his grappling skills, Jhanlo took the fight to the mat and unleashed his vicious ground-and-pound against newcomer Anacleto Lauron. 

The Bantamweight prospect Jhanlo then choked Lauron by wrapping his arm around the latter's neck that forced him to tap at the 1:48 mark of round 1.

In his post-fight interview with the media, Jhanlo said he was confident to win the fight as he believed he was the stronger guy.

"I'm confident because I know I'm stronger than the guy. I'm stronger on the ground and in the stand-up," Jhanlo said.

Actually, I was supposed to strike with him, but I put him down and submitted him, I always practice my rear-naked choke in the gym," he added. 

Jhanlo was able to put the first win for Team Lakay after his two teammates Eduard Folayang and Jenelyn Olsim suffered a brutal knockout earlier.

He was also given the first USD50,000 bonus for Team Lakay athlete from ONE CEO Chatri Sidyothong for his incredible performance.


Friday, November 25, 2022

Stephen Loman ranks 3rd in ONE Championship after beating Bibiano Fernandez

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Cordillera - Ifugao pride Stephen Loman has proven that he is one of the best Filipino talent in ONE Championship after his convincing victory over former One Bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandez in November 19, 2022. 

The 27-year old warrior from Cordillera pummeled Fernandez with his deadly ground-and-pound strikes to outscore Fernandez and took a favorable win from the judges. 

Loman scored the biggest and most impressive victory in his recent fight lifting his ranking in the 3rd spot in the ONE Bantamweight division after Fabricio Andrade and John Lineker. 

Fans are excited to see Loman takes on John Lineker who defeated fellow Team Lakay Kevin Belingon. 

According to One, Loman is on the cusp of a ONE Bantamweight World Title shot, and should he win the crown one day, then he would join the ranks of Team Lakay greats such as Honorio Banario, Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, and the current ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio, all of who have earned the coveted gold.

With his first two ONE Championship fights ending in his favor, Loman has demonstrated that he fits right in with the organization’s elite bantamweights.


Monday, October 24, 2022

Igorot warriors against the world on December 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena

Photo Courtesy || Team Lakay

Cordillera - As ONE Championship returns to Manila, Philippines, four Team Lakay warriors are set to be showcasing their skills inside the cage against different fighters from around the world. 

Coming up this December 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena four Igorot MMA fighters are being added to ONE 164: Pacio vs. Brooks card.

The long-awaited clash between ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua "The Passion" Pacio against American challenger Jarred "The Monkey God" Brooks will be the main event of the night.

Another exciting fighter of Team Lakay, Danny "The King" Kingad is back and will be defending his fourth rank against Gurdashan "Saint Lion" Mangat in the ONE Flyweight Division. 

Meanwhile, former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio is also in the Manila card and will be sharing the cage with ONE Hero Series alum Hu "Wolf Warrior" Yong.

Also included in the card is Jeremy "The Jaguar Pacatiw who will be facing Tial "The Dragon Leg" Thang from Myanmar.

Another exciting Filipina Mixed Martial Artist Jenelyn Olsim is also in the list to face hard-hitting Meng Bo of China.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Team Lakay's Joshua Pacio to defend his crown against Jarred Brooks in June 3, 2022

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

Cordillera - The biggest clash of two big names in ONE Strawweight division is finally happening this June. 

Sports Illustrated has announced that reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio will be facing American challenger Jarred Brooks in the main event of ONE 158 scheduled on June 3, 2022. 

The Igorot champ will be defending his crown against top contender Brooks in Singapore Indoor Stadium. 

Brooks, a new comer in ONE earned him a spot for Pacio after defeating Lito Adiwang, Hiroba Minowa and Bokang Masunyane in a straight win. 

For Pacio, he retained his title until today and has been ready for Brooks' challenge. 

"I am the champion and ready to defend. I know Jarred will come as strong as he is, as ready as he is, but I'm going to use all the tools we've been working on. 

Pacio had defended his title against Rene Catalan, Alex Silva and Japanese Yosuke Saruta. 

He and his team has been preparing for the bout and is committed to cementing his title as the greatest Strawweight champion in ONE. 


Saturday, March 26, 2022

WATCH: Eduard Folayang beats Parr; knocks him down in 2nd round

Photo Courtesy || One Championship

Cordillera - Igorot Wushu specialist and former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang won a convincing victory against Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr  in their lightweight bout in ONE: X in Singapore on March 26, 2022.

The Cordilleran warrior scored a second-round knockdown with a right hand after pummeling Parr with powerful body shots and precise combinations.

He followed his relentless attack on Parr with his signature spinning back kick but the Aussie showed the spirit of being a legend, he survived the Igorot onslaught until the last round.

However, Parr didn't give up and redeemed himself in the 3rd round after delivering a flying left knee which Folayang respectfully absorbed.

The two legends took each other punches and kicks towards the end as Parr, a former 10-time World Champions finally closed the chapter of his combat sport with a 99 wins on top of 45 KOs, and 34 losses.

Meanwhile, Folayang advances his winning score and wished ONE Championship would give him another super fight maybe against Sage Northcutt. 


Friday, December 17, 2021

WATCH: Ifugao fighter Loman knocks out Russian fighter Saadulaev in Singapore

Cordillera - Ifugao fighter Stephen Loman has proven once again that he is the best fighter in the Bantamweight division when he shuts off the lights to Russian fighter Saadulaev on Friday 17 December 2021.
Photo Courtesy || One Championship

Loman, the newcomer in ONE capitalized on his striking power, catching the Russian fighter with a left straight punch that immediately sent him down to the ground. 

The former Brave CF champion has improved his record to 14 wins and 2 losses with 4 of those wins coming by way of TKO and 2 submission victories.

WATCH ALSO: Jhanlo Sangiao Crushes Paul via Rear-Naked-Choke

Loman just defeated one of the considered submission specialist in ONE Championship.


WATCH: Team Lakay's Jhanlo Sangiao crushes Lumihi with an epic submission victory

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship
Cordillera - It's a huge victory for Team Lakay as son of veteran coach Mark Sangiao won its first fight in ONE:WINTER WARRIORS II in Singapore.

19-year-old Jhanlo Mark Sangiao submitted Indonesian fighter Lumihi via rear-naked-choke in the first round. 

True to his word, Jhanlo finally made his dream a reality, to be successful in his ONE debut. 

WATCH ALSOIfugao fighter Loman knocks out Russian fighter Saadulaev in Singapore

"This is a fight that I was waiting for since I was a kid. This has always been a dream of mine. Now it's all about making sure we end up on top and making this a reality," Jhanlo said before the fight.

Jhanlo thanked his team mates, his father Mark and ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sidyothong for letting him have the opportunity to show his talent.

Congratulations Jhanlo Sangiao.


Thursday, September 30, 2021

"Team Lakay is genuinely one of the best teams in the planet" - ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong

Photo Courtesy || Mark Sangiao

Cordillera - ONE Championship CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong was impressed with the performance of two young fighters from Team Lakay during the recently held ONE:Revolution in Singapore. 

"Team Lakay is genuinely one of the best teams in the planet and I'm just blown away by this younger generation and I can't wait for them," said Sityodtong.

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

READ: The igorot warriors that bring Philippine MMA to the world's spotlight

Both Joshua Pacio and Lito Adiwang had been victorious in their latest fights. 

The 25-year-old Pacio successfully defended his ONE Strawweight World Championship against Yosuke Saruta after scoring a first-round technical knockout win. 

WATCH: Team Lakay Joshua Pacio knocks out Saruta in the 1st round

Sityodong said he was "blown away" by Joshua's performance. 

Meanwhile, Adiwang scored a unanimous decision win over Hexigetu in the same card. 


Friday, September 24, 2021

WATCH: Team Lakay Joshua Pacio knocks out Saruta in the 1st round

Photo Courtesy || Team Lakay

Cordillera - It didn't take long for Igorot fighter Joshua Pacio to end the unfinished business with Saruta as he delivered an impressive performance tonight during ONE: Revolution in Singapore. 

In their trilogy match on September 24, Pacio unloaded a powerful right hook to the head of Saruta followed by several head shots that knocked out the Japanese fighter in the remaining 1.15 minutes in the first round. 

WATCH: Igorot fighter Lito Adiwang defeats Hexigetu in ONE: Revolution

It was a superb display of timing, power and focus for the Igorot mixed martial artist from Cordillera. 

Pacio remains as the title holder for the ONE Strawweight belt and retains the record as the lone Filipino champion in ONE. 

With his win tonight, Pacio improved his record fight to 20 wins with 3 losses. 


Igorot fighter Lito Adiwang defeats Hexigetu in ONE: Revolution

Photo Courtesy || One Championship

Cordillera - Team Lakay mixed martial artist Lito Adiwang is victorious tonight as he defeated Chinese grappler Hexigetu on the loaded ONE: Revolution tonight (September 24, 2021) in Singapore. 

Early in the first round, the Igorot fighter unloaded a flying knee kick on Hexigetu followed by a powerful high kick to the head that got the Chinese stunned and running. 

WATCH: Team Lakay Joshua Pacio knocks out Saruta in the 1st round

Hexigetu who is known for his grappling skills didn't work out well in his encounter with Adiwang as he was force to follow Lito's dictate to put the fight in the standing position. 

Lito's take down defense is impressive through out the whole fight while Hexigetu was quite frustrated on putting the Team Lakay kid to the ground. 

It was a victory for Lito as he improved his fight record to 13 wins with 2 losses. 


Friday, July 30, 2021

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.


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Rodtang responds to Team Lakay Adiwang's callout: "I welcome him to meet me"

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

Cordillera - The undefeated Muay Thai superstar of Thailand has finally responded to the request of Team Lakay Lito Adiwang for a match. 

Recently, Lito Adiwang has been vocal in his call to have a fight with Rodtang because he believed he has the toolset to tarnish the zero-loss record of the Thai fighter.

READ ALSO:  Igorot knockout artist Jeremy Pacatiw to fight in ONE Championship

"I know I'll come in as a heavy underdog, but I believe I have the tools to beat Rodtang because I've been seeing holes in his game," Adiwang said.

In respond to the call, Rodtang said that he is willing to face Adiwang in the cage with conditions.

"If Lito thinks he has some of tricks to beat me, then I welcome him to meet me," Rodtang said via ONE Championship. 

READ ALSO: Lito Adiwang calls out Rodtang to fight in MMA or Muay Thai

"It also depends on the rule set, whether it is Muay Thai, kickboxing, or MMA. If it were MMA, then I would like to have tome to train - at least one year." Rodtang added.

The Team Lakay rising star fights in Mixed Martial Arts, while Rodtang competes at kickboxing and Muay Thai. 


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Lito Adiwang calls out Rodtang to fight in MMA or Muay Thai

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

Cordillera - The 'fast and furious' striker of Team Lakay, Lito "The Thunder Kid" Adiwang released a statement that he is willing to fight ONE Flyweight Muay Thai Champion Rodtang "The Iron Man" Jitmuangnon if the promotion allows him to switch to ONE Super Series. 

He said via One Championship that he is "1000" percent willing to pursue a match with Rodtang as he saw some vulnerabilities from the Thai fighter.

“I’m really willing to fight him – 1,000 percent. I’ll cross over to ONE Super Series if they give me Rodtang," said Adiwang.

 "I know I’ll come in as a heavy underdog, but I believe I have the tools to beat Rodtang because I’ve been seeing holes in his game,” he added.

Adiwang believed that many of the fans are excited to see a fight between them. If the match happens it would be one of the biggest cross-over match in the history of ONE Championship promotion.

“I’ve seen the clamor of our fans to see this fight, but it’s not just them. It’s me. I really want this fight and I really believe that when we face each other, we can bring out an exciting match. I’ll be at my best because I know I can do it once I face Rodtang.”

Rodtang perfected a zero loss record at  the promotion and compiled over 250 wins since he turned pro at the age of 21. He reached the pinnacle of success when he dethroned Jonathan Haggerty in 2019 to claim the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title.

For Adiwang, a product of Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series and a member of the Philippines’ most elite mixed martial artists, his confidence, his strong mindset and work ethic can help him wins against the most experienced Thai fighter.


Friday, June 11, 2021

Igorot knockout artist Jeremy Pacatiw to fight unbeaten Fabricio Andrade

Photo Courtesy || MMA Philippines

Update (02/10/2022) - Igorot knockout artist Jeremy Pacatiw is set to return to the circle against unbeaten Fabricio "Wonder Boy" Andrade in ONE: Full Circle on February 25 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Pacatiw, who came from a dominant unanimous win over Rui Chen in his promotion debut last July said this match with Andrade "will be the most ambitious pursuit" in his career.

"I'd say that my upcoming fight with Fabricio Andrade will be the most ambitious pursuit I have in my career as I get a chance to face a ranked fighter," Pacatiw said.

"Getting that win will definitely draw me closer to the top. Indeed, this is another opportunity for me to unleash my skills and I can't wait," he added.


Cordillera - Another Igorot fighter from Team Lakay has joined Asia's top MMA promotion ONE Championship. 

On 11, June 2021 (Friday), ONE Championship has announced Jeremy Pacatiw has officially signed with the promotion. 

The 25-year-old Pacatiw from Benguet holds a record of 10 wins and 4 loses under Brave Combat Federation. 

His last fight in Brave CF was on December 2019 where he demolished Felipe Efraim from Brazil via first round technical knockout.

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

Pacatiw has long been dreaming of joining ONE Championship and this year is a realization of his dream to fight together as a team in ONE promotion.

READ ALSO: Stephen Loman considered 'biggest combat athlete in PH' like Manny Pacquiao - Brave CF President

"The team is so happy that we will finally get to compete together under one promotion. Fans can expect a different and much better version of me," Pacatiw said.

Last year, Stephen Loman who came from Brave CF also signed with ONE Championship and recently, the son of Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao signed with ONE as well. 


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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

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.
Photo Courtesy || One Championship

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. 

WATCH ALSO: Team Lakay's Joshua Pacio Chokes Rene Catalan in Round Two 

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.


Saturday, June 5, 2021

Igorot Kevin Belingon - among elite strikers in ONE Championship

News Update: The Igorot fighter Kevin Belingon has accepted the challenge from Indonesian fighter Sunoto.

“I accept the challenge of Sunoto! For him to see and test the fighting IQ he is looking for,” Belingon said in a statement released through Team Lakay’s social media.

Earlier, Sunoto calls challenge Belingon for a match up.

"What I really want is to face Kevin Belingon. I would like to meet a World Champion if I am going into the Circle, but this is more realistic. If I fight Kevin and win, it would elevate my name. Personally, I just love seeing him in action. He’s so explosive. At the same time, I don’t actually favor that style of attacking, one that unloads a lot of attacks. What I like is a technical fighter. [If I beat Belingon], it is redemption and proof that Indonesia is capable of beating Team Lakay," Sunoto said.


Cordillera - It's no doubt that every MMA fans out there, when they heard about Kevin Belingon fighting inside the cage, they are expecting him of his signature strike - the spinning back kick.
Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

The spinning back kick technique in Mixed Martial Arts is one of the dominant weapon utilized by Team Lakay fighters over the years. 

In fact, the technique has been one of their signatures and has helped them earned memorable knockout wins in ONE Championship history. 

Former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon used the spinning back kick in his previous fights, notably against Andrew Leone during ONE: Heroes of Honor on April 2018. 

The kick was so powerful that Leone was thrown across the corner of the ring.

Sensing an already weakened opponent, Belingon then swarmed Leone with a barrage of punches to secure the TKO Victory.


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao’s son Jhanlo officially joins with ONE Championship

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Cordillera - ONE Championship has announced that Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao's son Jhanlo has officially signed with the promotion. 

In a Facebook post from ONE Championship, it posted a welcome message to Jhanlo Mark Sangiao.

"Give a warm welcome to Jhanlo Mark Sangiao, son of Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao as he officially joins ONE Championship."

The 18-year-old Jhanlo didn't expect that he will be given an opportunity to compete in ONE Championship. 

"I didn't expect this. Even when my father gave me the contract, I was confused. I was like, 'What is this?'  Then I saw the ONE logo, and I read it, and I was in disbelief, Jhanlo said  via ONE Championship.

His dream of competing in ONE Championship is now a reality.

"I really can't explain it because even when I was a kid, I truly wanted to be here. I wanted to compete like all my kuyas in the gym. So I'm really, really excited, Jhanlo added.

Coming from a bloodline of a multi-awarded coach who had produced MMA world champions, Jhanlo has something big to show in the cage. 

Fans who witness his recent bouts said that he is a well-rounded fighter who can fight in his both stand up and ground game. 

In fact his latest fights victories came via rear-naked choke. 

"I my previous competitions in the amateurs, mostly I finish people with my ground-and-pound and submissions, so I guess that's what people can expect from me. That's all for now - it's better if they see it for themselves," Jhanlo said.

"When they say Team Lakay, the first thing that comes to people's mind is, 'This guys are deadly strikers.' But for me, I believe I'm a different bread. I'm part of the new generation that needs to build weapons.


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