If you didn’t watch ONE FC Rise of Heroes last Friday, May 2, you missed the most outstanding performance of our Pinoy MMA fighters so far: All five fighters from the Philippines sported their baddest winning moves, with our two Pinay MMA debutantes even scoring TKOs!
But don't worry; we've summed up the most exciting parts for you. Let’s start with the first undercard bout between these two baby-faced beauties:
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Our five-foot tall Jujeath “Bad Girl” Nagaowa (left) knocked out Indian MMA veteran Jeet Toshi in just two rounds! Her height proved to be an advantage when pounding on Toshi’s ribs, resulting to this early takedown.
One doesn't simply dismiss a WBC Champion like Nagaowa as an "MMA first-timer." The "Bad Girl" didn't let Toshi stand up with her power punches.
In Round 2, Nagaowa again rained down big punches on the Indian's head until the referee stopped the action at one minute and seven seconds. It was the fastest win from our Pinoy bets that night.
In the next undercard fight, Eugene Toquero bounced back from the loss he suffered in his One FC debut last year by beating Malaysian MMA star Gianni Subba in their flyweight match.
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Toquero (on top) dominated all three rounds and won by unanimous decision, ending Subba's undefeated (3-0) record in MMA.
In another flyweight bout, Rey Docyogen bagged another win for the Philippines by beating the American MMA old-timer Joshua Alvarez.
Despite taking a one-year break from fighting to focus on his career as an architect, Docyogen (in red shorts) showed improved wrestling and a brutal ground and pound attack, giving him an easy victory by unanimous decision.