Sunday, October 02, 2016

Joshua Pacio Aims to be the Youngest Filipino MMA World Champion

Filipino MMA prospect Joshua Pacio wants to put his name in the Philippine history as the youngest Filipino MMA world champion.

Pacio is set to face the current ONE Strawweight world champion Yoshitako Naito of Japan on October 7, 2016 at Thuwuna Indoors Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar, Myanmar.

Team Lakay's Pacio with the record of 8 wins wit all by stoppage (3KO, 3Submission) works hard to be the next champion.

He said:

“I see it as an honor and a privilege if I will win the belt on October 7. In this profession, all fighters want to cement their own legacy. I guess this is my opportunity to have my place in history,”

“The No.1 goal is to show a good performance to win the belt. Everything else comes in second. In order to have that record, I have to be a champion first. My main focus is on getting the belt,”

“Many told me that I’m too young to have this title fight, but I’m not listening to them. I have my teammates, coaches and family. They all believe that I can do it,”

“I still can’t believe that I’m fighting for a world title. All the hard work has finally paid off. I’m here to give back to my team and to this country. It’s my duty to get inside the cage and walk out as the winner,”

Pacio told Rappler.

However his opponent, Yoshitako Naito of Japan is a 32 years old undefeated MMA fighter with the record of 11 wins (1KO, 5Submissions, 5Decisions).

The Japanese won his title after submitting (rear-naked choke) Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke last May 2016 in his opponent hometown Thailand.