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Joshua Pacio to defend ONE strawweight title vs Rene Catalan in Manila

/ 06:17 PM October 07, 2019
One championship masters of fate

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MANILA, Philippines—The last ONE Championship event in Manila this year promises to be a slam-bang affair.

An all-Filipino title showdown between strawweight world champion Joshua Pacio and a surging Rene Catalan will headline ONE: Masters of Fate on November 8 at Mall of Asia Arena, the promotion announced Monday.

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Pacio and Catalan are both coming off impressive wins in their previous fight.

The 23-year-old Pacio knocked out Yosuke Saruta six months ago in Manila to regain the strawweight strap while Catalan, who is riding on a six-fight winning streak, needed just one round to stop Yoshitaka Naito last March.

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Former world champions Eduard Folayang and Geje Eustaquio are also making their return in the card.

Folayang, the two-time lightweight king, faces Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu of Mongolia in the co-main event.

Eustaquio, the ex-flyweight champion, meanwhile, clashes with Toni Tauru of Finland in a rematch. Tauru scored an opening round submission over Eustaquio in their first encounter back in 2016.

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