Filipina fighter Olsim makes ONE debut

Edri Aznar
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STRIKER Jenelyn Olsim makes her ONE Championship debut on March 19, 2021 in ONE: “Fists of Fury III” against Brazilian knockout artist Maira Mazar at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Olsim, who fights out of Tribal Torogi in Baguio City, went 1-1 in ONE Championship’s developmental league, ONE Warrior Series. Despite losing her last fight via a first round armbar against Caitlin McEwen in 2019, Olsim still earned a spot in the big league. Olsim’s other fight in the ONE Warrior Series is a unanimous decision over Claudia Diaz.

Expect Olsim’s fight with Mazar to be full of action because the latter is also known for her striking ability. Mazar is a Sanda champion and is an assistant instructor at Evolve MMA in Singapore. Mazar has fought twice in the ONE Championship and went 1-1. She made her ONE debut in 2020 and lost to Ayaka Miura via a second round American submission. But she bounced back with a ground-and-pound victory over Jung Yoon Choi later that year.

Olsim is 3-2, while Mazar is 7-3.

Also seeing action on the same card is Filipino-Indonesian Aziz Calim. Calim is taking on Indian Roshan Mainam.

Calim hopes to bounce back after losing to Ryuto Sawada via a first round rear-naked-choke submission in 2019.

Mainam, on the other hand, is on a hot streak after winning both of his fights in the ONE with submission wins over Khon Sichan and Peng Shuai Liu.

Calim is 6-5, while Mainam is 5-2.

The main event of “Fists of Fury III” features a ONE kickboxing lightweight championship bout between defending champion Regian Eersel (55-4) and challenger Mustapha Haida (54-11-3).