Pacio clashes with Amnuaysirichoke in battle of former Naito challengers

After seeing his unbeaten record snapped, Joshua Pacio takes on former strawweight champ Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke. One Championship (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Joshua Pacio and Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke will slug it out in the undercard of the One women's atomweight title bout between Angela Lee and Jenny Huang at One: Warrior Kingdom at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on March 11 as announced by the promotion on Wednesday.

Both formerly undefeated, the home country hero Amnuaysirichoke and Baguio-based sensation Pacio found themselves suffering their respective first losses against the same opponent, reigning One strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito.

Amnuaysirichoke lost the strawweight belt to Naito in the promotion's first event in the Thai capital on May 26, 2016, while Pacio lost steam in the third round and tapped out to Naito for the latter's successful title defense five months later in Yangon.

Now, both Amnuaysirichoke and Pacio will lock horns as a potential rematch with Naito could be on the line.

On the other hand, former Pacio foe Rabin Catalan returns to the One Championship cage as he will face Thai fighter Pongsiri Mitsatit.

Meanwhile, another Filipino will make his One Championship debut in Richard Corminal.

Currently based in Kuala Lumpur with a 4-1 record, Corminal makes his way to the Singapore-based outfit as he will square off with another Thai star athlete in Shannon Wiratchai.

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