The Zamboanga siblings vowed to fly the Philippine flag high in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday, 28 August, and that’s exactly what they did.
Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga and Drex “T-Rex” Zamboanga all had breezy victories at ONE: A NEW BREED, proving that a new breed of Filipino stars are ready to dominate ONE Championship.
The younger of the Zamboanga siblings made easy work of Watsapinya “Dream Girl” Kaewkhong, demonstrating that she really does deserve to be next in line for reigning ONE Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee.
Denice truly was menacing as she stalked Kaewkhong from the onset, dropping heavy hands on her opponent and landing big knees in the clinch.
The clinch was merely a precursor to the end as she took down her Thai foe, landed in side control, and worked on “Dream Girl’s” arms.
It wasn’t long before Kaewkhong found herself tapping as Zamboanga locked in an Americana to score the win just 88 seconds into the match.
“I’m very grateful that I won this fight. I fought on the same card with my brother that’s why I’m just so happy,” an elated Zamboanga told Antoine Pinto after the match.
“I just came in prepared and I had to be ready for her.”
Her brother and coach was not as dominant but just as successful as he scored a second-round submission win over Detchadin “Detchpool” Sornsirisuphathin via rear-naked choke.
Like his sister, Drex had a memorable debut, walking through “Detchpool’s” shots and using his reach advantage against the smaller Thai.
The finish came near the end of the second round as Zamboanga locked in a rear-naked choke and Detchadin, not wanting to give up, ultimately passed out.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a clean sweep for Team Philippines last Friday as KC “Pinay Fight” Carlos lost via referee stoppage against Wondergirl Fairtex in the second round of their strawweight Muay Thai bout.
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