Pacatiw makes ONE debut

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TEAM Lakay’s Jeremy Pacatiw makes his ONE Championship debut Friday, July 30, 2021, against Chinese prospect Chen Rui in in ONE – “Battleground” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Pacatiw is one of the newest Team Lakay fighters to sign with the ONE Championship in 2021.

“There’s a lot of pressure on me to perform, especially since it’s my first time in the Circle,” said the 25-year-old Pacatiw. “I just have to relax and stay focused for this fight and everything is going to be all right. It’s time to shine.”

Pacatiw is coming off a three-year stint at Brave CF, wherein he had 10 fights and went 6-4 in the Bahrain-based organization.

Pacatiw last saw action on Dec. 27, 2019 and won a first round stoppage of Brazilian Felipe Efrain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Chen, on the other hand, has been fighting in ONE Championship for three years now. He’s 3-2 in the ONE circle and is coming off a third round knockout loss to Won Il Kwon on Jan. 29, 2021.

“He’s a dangerous fighter. Everyone in this promotion is. But we prepared everything for this fight. Everything. I’m fully prepared to showcase all that we’ve worked on for this fight,” said Pacatiw. “I’m not underestimating him one bit. I know he’s an explosive finisher with good experience. But we’re coming into this with a great game plan, as always. I can’t say how this will end. This is MMA and anything can happen. It could be a knockout or a submission. You’ll see on July 30th.”

Pacatiw is 10-4 with four wins via stoppage, while Chen is 9-2 with six wins by either knockout or submission.

The main event features the ONE strawweight Muay Thai world title fight between defending champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao (370-47-9) and Prajanchai PK.saenchai Muaythaigym (337-51-3).

Also in the undercard, former light heavyweight and middleweight king Aung Lang N Sang (26-12) locks horns with Leondro Ataides (11-4), Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (123-31-5) takes on Tayfun Ozcan (83-8-3) in a kickboxing bout, Ritu Phogat (4-1) is fighting Lin Heqin (17-2-1) and Victoria Lee (1-0) trades strikes with Wang Luping (2-2). (EKA)

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