• 2 Pinoy fighters to see action in ONE MMA

    Jimmy Yabo (right) defeats Bashir Ahmad by knockout at 0:21 minutes of Round 1. PHOTO COURTESY OF ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Jimmy Yabo (right) defeats Bashir Ahmad by knockout at 0:21 minutes of Round 1. PHOTO COURTESY OF ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Two Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters will see action in ONE: Ascent to Power on May 6, 7 p.m. at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

    The Philippines’ Jimmy “The Silencer” Yabo is a former Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) standout with an impressive MMA record of five wins and two losses. He boasts of a perfect knockout percentage, having finished all five of his opponents by KO within the distance, including his last bout when he felled Pakistan’s Bashir Ahmad with one punch. A rededicated Yabo is now looking for victory when he faces tough Singaporean bet Benedict Ang.

    Ang has two wins and no losses inside the ONE Cage. The 19-year-old featherweight from Evolve MMA defeated mixed martial arts veteran Yohan Mulia Legowo in his last bout, stopping the Indonesian after two rounds of hard action.

    The other Filipino fighter joining the tournament is the 32-year-old featherweight contender Cary “The Prince” Bullos, a URCC Visayas bantamweight champion. Bullos finished all his opponents in his seven wins. He fell short of victory in his first two appearances inside the ONE Cage, but he’s determined to get back in the win column by defeating Singapore’s Christian “The Warrior” Lee.

    Lee, younger brother of Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, has impressed fight fans in his first few outings in ONE Championship. Lee is riding the momentum of three stoppage wins inside the ONE Cage, two by highlight-reel knockout and the other by crafty submission.

    Meanwhile, ONE Championship, has announced that ONE middleweight world champion Vitaly Bigdash will no longer be able to compete at ONE: Ascent to Power because of an injury he suffered during training. The co-main event will now be between Roger Gracie and Michal Pasternak with the inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship at stake. In the main event, Singapore’s Angela Lee remains set to battle against Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi for the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship.


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