Joshua Pacio to defend ONE strawweight belt in rematch vs Suzuki | Inquirer Sports

Joshua Pacio to defend ONE strawweight belt in rematch vs Suzuki

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 09:57 PM December 08, 2018

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Filipino Joshua Pacio is set to defend his ONE strawweight title for the first time in a rematch against Hayato Suzuki of Japan in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory next month at Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Pacio (13-2)  hopes to get back at Suzuki (20-1-2), who submitted the Team Lakay ace in the opening round of their first encounter back in August of last year.

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The Jakarta card scheduled on January 19 will mark the first event of ONE Championship in 2019 and both fighters are expected to open the new year with a bang.

The 22-year-old Pacio has been better than ever since his loss to Suzuki, having won his last four fights.

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Suzuki, 32, has been on a resurgence as well after absorbing his first defeat at the hands of Alex Silva.

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TAGS: Hayato Suzuki, Joshua Pacio, ONE, One Championship, rematch, strawweight
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