Torres on Ishige: ‘I can easily take her punches’
MACAU—Filipino MMA fighter Jomary Torres looked like a nervous wreck in her first press conference, but it was a different story come fight night.
In the biggest fight of her young MMA career, Torres unleashed a monster hidden within her 5-foot-1 frame.
Torres (2-0) fought for the first time in ONE Championship Saturday and the Zamboanga native put on a show the beautiful Rika Ishige had no chance of shining in.
And Torres, after stuttering in her first media exposure, exuded the confidence of a fighter, who just made her dominant arrival.
“Rika’s strikes weren’t that strong and I can easily take her punches,” said Torres in Filipino. “Though, I was surprised when I hit her with my hook and she was still standing.”
Torres found her golden moment early in the second round when she caught Ishige’s kick and launched a booming right hand that put “Tiny Doll” on the mat.
The 21-year-old then proceeded to pummel Ishige’s picturesque face before choking her out 1:58 into the round.
“I saw that she didn’t smile much when I had her and when I felt that she got scared of my striking, I knew then that I had her so I just pushed it,” said Torres.
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