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Loss to Mei Yamaguchi, ‘great learning experience’ for Jomary Torres

/ 05:59 PM December 10, 2018

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Jomary Torres remained unwavered despite taking her second straight loss on Friday night in ONE: Destiny of Champions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Torres, who suffered a one-sided defeat at the hands of former title contender Mei Yamaguchi of Japan, vowed to redeem herself when she returns to the cage next year.

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The Zamboanga City native also feels she became a better fighter after sharing the cage against a quality warrior in Yamaguchi.

“To share the stage with a world-class athlete like Yamaguchi is a great learning experience. I see this as something that would benefit my career in the future,” Torres said after losing on points.

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“This is definitely a great learning experience for me. I gave everything I have, but it didn’t quite work out. I knew I was a big underdog, but I stepped up and went all-out against her.”

The 22-year-old Torres said the added experience will help her in her next fights.

“It’s a huge help to have been able to compete against someone of Mei Yamaguchi’s caliber. She’s a former ONE world title contender,” she said. “She was the better lady that night, but that’s part of being an athlete. I will learn and improve.”

“I have a great career ahead of me. The loss will only make me a better competitor moving forward,” she vowed.

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