PH’s Pacio challenges ONE Japanese champ

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Undefeated strawweight contender Joshua Pacio braces for the toughest fight of his young career when he takes on ONE strawweight world champion Yoshitaka Naito in the main event of ONE: State of Warriors on October 7 at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.

The 20-year-old Team Lakay stalwart boasts of eight wins – three by knockout and five via submission.

Pacio, a native of Baguio City has a strong wushu background fortified by solid grappling skills.

Fighting out of Chiba, Japan, Naito has a perfect 11-0 card with five wins by submission and one by knockout.


The 32-year-old Japanese mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter will make his first title defense after submitting former champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke for the strawweight title.

Meanwhile, middleweight standout Aung La N Sang of Myanmar will face middleweight contender Michal Pasternak of Poland in the headline bout.

Aung currently holds a professional MMA record of 18 wins and nine losses while Pasternak has an 11-0 card.

Aung, who is on a three-bout winning streak, is also known as “The Burmese Phyton” for his style of fighting.

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