Pacio, Adiwang in crucial bouts at ONE: Revolution

By Kevin Estrada

Three Filipino fighters will see action in ONE Championship’s latest event ONE: Revolution on September 24 in Singapore.

In a stacked fight card that featured three world title bouts, ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio will face off with top-ranked contender Yosuke Saruta for the third time.

The Flying Monkey from Saitama got the better of Pacio in their first encounter in January 2019, dethroning the Benguet fighter in a split decision in Jakarta on the main event of Eternal Glory.

Three months later, Pacio got even on Saruta at Roots of Honor in front of a loud MOA Arena crowd, regaining the crown with a fourth-round knee kick.

Since then, the 25-year old successfully defended his belt twice at home against Rene Catalan and Brazil’s Alex Silva by a second-round stoppage and a razor-thin split decision, respectively.

Joining him are fellow Team Lakay fighter Lito Adiwang and Cebu’s Roel Rosauro.

The Thunder Kid will finally get to face Hexigetu, eight months since they were supposed to clash at ONE: Unbreakable before the former knocking out the latter’s replacement Namiki Kawahara.

Meanwhile, Rosauro takes on American debutant James Yang in their featherweight clash.

In the main event, ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee will defend his belt against #3-ranked contender Ok Rae Yoon.

Also on the card, ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion Capitan Petchyindee Academy will defend his crown against French-Algerian veteran Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout

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