The Filipino pair of Trestle “Jun Minion” Tan and Angelie “D Explorer” Sabanal will look to start their 2019 on a high note as they take on different foes at ONE: LEGENDARY QUEST
, which emanates from the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on Saturday, 15 June.
Tan is set to challenge South Korea’s “The Big Heart” Yoon Chang Min in a lightweight showdown, while Sabanal will go toe-to-toe against Japanese debutante Itsuki Hirata in a women’s atomweight clash.
Both athletes are looking to bounce back from stinging defeats in their most recent contests.
The 34-year-old Tan fell to Kimihiro Eto at ONE Warrior Series 4
in Singapore last February. As for his last outing on the main roster, that also resulted in heartbreak as he dropped a unanimous decision loss to South Korea’s “Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park at ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER
in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018.
This time, Tan will meet Yoon, a 25-year-old who looks to continue his impressive start in ONE Championship
. “The Big Heart” made his debut at ONE: A NEW ERA, where he submitted Bala Shetty in the first round.
Sabanal, on the other hand, is reeling from a decision loss to Indonesian star Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol at ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM
The Philippine National Muay Thai silver medalist actually had a grand start in the world’s largest martial arts organization, as she stopped hometown favorite Rika “Tiny Doll” Ishige at ONE: IRON WILL
in Bangkok back in March 2018.
Now, Sabanal will try to get back on the winning track against Hirata, who makes her professional debut next month.
The stacked card will be headlined by one of Thailand's most talented female martial artists in the world today, two-sport ONE World Champion Stamp Fairtex. She will defend her ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Title against Australia’s Alma Juniku.