ONE: Warrior’s Way is set for Manila on Dec. 11 and will be headlined by a heavyweight title bout between Chi Lewis Parry and Brandon Vera. Further details about the line-up emerged at a press conference on Wednesday with bantamweights Mark Striegl and Jordan Lucas set to face each other in the co-main event.
Striegl (14-1) has a big fan following in the Philippines and the former PXC 145-pound title challenger will be looking for his third straight win as a bantamweight. He is renowned for his wrestling and ground game with 12 of those victories coming by way of submission.
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His opponent is a Brace for War 135-pound champion who earned a ONE Championship contract after winning an eight-man tournament last year. Lucas (8-0) has won all eight of his pro fights, but the Australian has been away from the cage for almost a year.
Two more fights were revealed today with female flyweight Ana Julaton (2-1) scheduled to take on Russian Sanda specialist Irina Mazepa (1-0). The Filipino is a former boxing world champion whose sole loss came at the hands of Ann Osman, the same fighter her opponent stopped on her recent MMA debut.
The fourth fight currently on the card sees Ruel Catalan (2-6) looking to rebound from back to back losses when he faces Alex Silva (2-1). The Brazilian flyweight will be fighting for the first time in two years.
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