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URCC champ Drex Zamboanga makes One debut, joins sis in 'A New Breed' card

Drex Zamboanga is joining his sister at One Championship.
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Another Universal Reality Combat Championship standout is set to take his talents to one of the world's top mixed martial arts outfits.

Reigning URCC bantamweight champion Drex Zamboanga will make his One Championship debut on Friday night at One: A New Breed.

The 31-year-old fighter from Las Pinas will face Detchadin Sorsirisuphathin at the Impact Arena in the latter's hometown of Bangkok.

Zamboanga successfully defended his URCC belt last year against South Korea's Seung Hyun-Cho, which actually snapped a three-fight losing streak.

Now, Zamboanga looks to build another winning run against Sorsirisuphathin as he is set to enter another uncharted territory.

It will actually be the Philippines versus Thailand in three of the fights in One: A New Breed as two more Filipinos will see action.

Zamboanga's younger sister Denice looks to further build up on her resume to become a worthy challenger for Angela Lee's One women's atomweight belt as she takes on Watsyapinya Kaewkhong.

In a muay thai action, KC Carlos battles Wondergirl Fairtex in a showdown between One debutants.

The main event will see Denice Zamboanga's former teammate Nong Stamp defending her One muay thai women's atomweight belt against Allycia Rodrigues.

"I’m ready to defend my Muay Thai belt. It’s going to stay right here at home in Thailand," Stamp vowed.

"Stamp Fairtex is a tremendous champion, but I’m going to show the world the Brazilian fighting spirit. My goal is to walk out of the arena with that gold belt around my waist," said Rodrigues.

In the co-main event, Rodlek Jaotalayong battles Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai in the final of the One Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament.

The winner of the said bout will battle Nong-O Gaiyanghadao for the One muay thai bantamweight belt.

"It’s one step closer to realizing my dream of becoming a One world champion," Jaotalaytong said of the match.

"A lot is at stake in this tournament final, so I have to be at my very best if I want to win," added Piek Uthai.

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