Naito reclaims One strawweight belt from Silva; Filipinos blanked

Priscilla Gaol waves the Indonesian flag after submitting Rome Trinidad.

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Yoshitaka Naito is once again the One strawweight champion after avenging his loss to Alex Silva in their rematch at One: Grit and Glory at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta early Sunday (Philippine Time).

A strong Round 5 was all the Japanese fighter needed to take back the belt he lost to the Brazilian opponent, getting the win via split decision.

Meanwhile, the two Filipinos who graced the One Championship cage in the Indonesian capital went home empty-handed.

Rome Trinidad found herself at the wrong end of a guillotine choke by home country native Priscilla Gaol midway through the first round.

On the other hand, Eric Kelly fell to Japan's Tetsuya Yamada as the latter's rear naked choke forced the former to tap out with exactly two minutes left in Round 1.

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