Joshua Pacio retained the One Strawweight Title with a dominant 1st round Technical knockout victory over Yosuke Saruta ending their rivalry in the trilogy at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday.
Joshua Pacio and Yosuke Saruta started the fight with an initial feeling out period with both fighters looking to establish their game. Both fighters connected big kicks then went in to trade toe to toe in the center of the cage.
Pacio countered Yosuke’s right with a big right and that wobbled the challenger, sending him to the canvas and the champion followed him with a flurry and eventually overpowered him landing in his challenger till the referee stepped in to stop the fight.
Saruta had made known his intentions of knocking out the champion and that explains his decision to go toe to toe with Pacio, who owns the most victories in one history.
Pacio and Yosuke Saruta have had history, having shared the cage twice in the past. Saruta defeated Pacio ii n their first meeting but Pacio knocked out Saruta to Win the Strawweight championship.
Pacio showed great strength and speed when he found the opening round and did well to finish off Saruta to begin his dominance.
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