Pacio defends title as Folayang, Eustaquio reclaim MMA rings

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Pacio reclaim MMA championship
Joshua “The Passion” Pacio submits compatriot Rene “The Challenger” Catalan to successfully defend his Strawweight Championship belt. Credits to ONE Championship.

Joshua “The Passion” Pacio successfully defended his ONE Strawweight World Championship belt from fellow Pinoy Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Rene “The Challenger” Catalan as compatriots Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan won their respective battles in the ONE: MASTERS OF FATE Thrilla in Manila on Friday.

The Filipino champions headlined the ONE Championship matches held on November 8 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The 23-year-old Joshua Pacio stopped the 6-bout winning streak of the 40-year-old Wushu Champion Rene Catalan in the second round of the main event match

The Team Lakay champion improved his professional record to 15-3 and remains unbeaten in matches held in Manila.

Team Lakay’s Filipino MMA heroes Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang and Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio also won their respective bouts to reclaim ONE championship belts.

Geje Eustaquio knock-outs his Finnish opponent. Credits to ONE Championship.

Geje Eustaquio delivered a shocking third-round knockout of Toni “Dynamite” Tauru of Finland in the Flyweight Division.

Eduard Folayang wins by unanimous decision. Credits to ONE Championship.

Eduard Folayang won his match via unanimous decision after an unintentional clash of heads prompts a technical decision against Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu of Mongolia in the Lightweight Division.

In the preliminary card of the ONE: Masters of Fate, Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan bested Gustavo Balart of Cuba in their Strawweight Division battle.

SEND congratulations in the comments below to our Filipino MMA champions who again raised the Philippine flag in the ONE Championship series!

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