Joshua Pacio retains strawweight title in Manila

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Joshua Pacio on his way to a second round win inside the Mall of Asia Arena. Photo: ONE Championship.

Joshua Pacio turned in a dominant performance to submit Rene Catalan in the second round of their main event to retain his ONE strawweight title.

In the main event of ONE: Masters of Fate, Pacio survived an early submission scare from Catalan to impose his will on the ground.

Early in the second, Pacio stuffed a takedown from Catalan and worked his way into mount, before securing a masterful arm-triangle choke, leaving the challenger with no choice but to tap out.

Landslide Returns

Former lightweight champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang returned to form and earned a technical decision win over Mongolia’s Amarsanaa “Spear” Tsogookhuu, after an unintentional clash of heads brought the bout to an abrupt end.

Folayang was on fire in Manila. Photo: ONE Championship.

Folayang was on fire in the opening round, turning up the aggression with his strikes. A collision of heads midway into the second round was ruled as an unintentional foul, leading to a technical decision being made, which went in favor of the Filipino martial arts hero.

The wins continued for Team Lakay as former flyweight champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio barged back into the win column with a thrilling knockout victory over Finland’s Toni Tauru.

In the first round, it looked as if Tauru was going to pick up an early submission win, but Eustaquio survived getting his back taken and proceeded to turn the tide in his favor.

Eustaquio rallied in the second round by using his superior striking to do significant damage.

The former flyweight king finished things off in the third round with a spinning back kick to the midsection that sent Tauru crashing to the mat for the highlight-reel stoppage win.

Official results ONE: Masters of Fate

Strawweight World Title
Joshua Pacio def. Rene Catalan
Submission at 2:29 of R2

Lightweight
Eduard Folayang def. Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu
Technical Decision

Muay Thai Catchweight (68.0 KG)
Sangmanee Sathian Muaythai def. Azize Hlali
Unanimous Decision

Flyweight
Geje Eustaquio def. Toni Tauru
Knockout (KO) at 2:11 of R3

Atomweight
Stamp Fairtex def. Bi Nguyen
Unanimous Decision

Bantamweight:
Li Kai Wen def. Paul Lumihi
Knockout (KO) at 2:39 of R1

Strawweight
Yoshitaka Naito def. Pongsiri Mitsatit
Unanimous Decision

Muay Thai Bantamweight
Kongsak PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym def. Han Zi Hao
Unanimous Decision

Strawweight
Robin Catalan def. Gustavo Balart
Knockout (KO) at 4:43 of R2

Muay Thai Bantamweight
Tukkatatong Petpayathai def. Hiroaki Suzuki
Split Decision

Featherweight
Kim Jae Woong def. Rafael Nunes
TKO (Strikes) at 0:38 of R3

Flyweight
Kim Kyu Sung def. Akihiro Fujisawa
Knockout at 1:08 of R1

Flyweight:
Roshan Mainam def. Khon Shichan
Submission (armlock) at 3:22 of R1

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