Filipina boxers turned mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Ana Julaton and Jujeath Nagaowa are both set to show their wares in ONE Fighting Championship: Warrior’s Way on December 5 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Nagaowa will face Cambodia’s Tharoth Sam while Julaton will test her mettle against Egypt’s Walaa Abbas. The addition of the two female pugs has enlivened One FC’s women’s division.
Julaton as a boxer previously won both the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Association super bantamweight titles. She then decided to try MMA and immediately fell in love with the sport. She has recently enlisted the help of prominent wrestling coach Ricky Lundell to improve her grappling skills and is eager to showcase her newfound ability in her next fight.
“Ana is so proud to be Filipina and has been working so hard to make all her supporters and kababayan proud of her. With Coach Ricky Lundell teaching her ground game you can expect a new and improved Ana Julaton,” her boxing coach, Angelo Reyes said.
Nagaowa, on the other hand, is a true inspiring story.
She rose through the ranks of the local boxing scene before winning the WBO Asia title by competing in several tilts in Korea and Japan. The Baguio City native has ferocious punching power and is now refining her game, training with some of the top gyms in the country.
It may be just a matter of time before a world championship belt is introduced to One FC’s women’s division, but Julaton and Nagaowa are bent on conquering their opponents in One FC: Warrior’s Way.
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