Carlos Alvarez now 2-0 at ONE with submission vs. Sadegh Ghasemi

Carlos Alvarez performs a ground-and-pound action on Sadegh Ghasemi. ONE Championship
By Dugout Philippines

BANGKOK--Carlos "The Limitless" Alvarez delivered a massive statement as he imposed his will on Sadegh "Kurdish Warrior" Ghasemi as he earned a second-round submission victory at ONE Friday Fights 25 on Friday at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.

The Team Lakay stalwart was aggressive from the get-go and tapped his Iranian foe with a D'Arce choke at the 1:23 of round two.

It was an absolute showcase for Alvarez, displaying his impeccable submission game paired with the signature striking from the Baguio-based stable.

He scored a quick takedown on round one and attempted a bevy of holds, punishing Ghasemi as the fight went to the ground.

"I was surprised that he was so tough," Alvarez said. I didn't submit him in the first round, but in the second round, I kept [my submission holds] tight."

It's an impressive follow-up from Alvarez after scoring a technical knockout win over Reza Abasi at ONE Friday Fights 13 last April that he believes he deserves to be part of The Home of Martial Arts in the long run.

"Of course, I want a contract to be part of the ONE Championship roster and I know I can perform well," he said.

Alvarez’s teammate Jhanlo Mark Sangiao returns to action next month when he takes on Enkh-Orgil Baatarkhuu at ONE Fight Night 13: Allazov vs. Grigorian where Sangiao looks for his fourth straight win in The Home of Martial Arts. 

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