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Fil-Am Jackie Buntan scores majority decision in ONE Muay Thai bout

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:35 PM April 29, 2021
Fil-American fighter Jackie Buntan  ONE Championship

Fil-American fighter Jackie Buntan celebrates victory. ONE CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Jackie Buntan scored a majority decision win over Ekaterina Vandaryeva in their ONE Super Series Muay Thai (strawweight) bout in the undercard of the ONE on TNT IV Thursday at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Despite being three inches shorter than Vandaryeva, the 5-foot-3 Buntan managed to close the distance using her boxing and low kicks to land more shots than the Belarusian.

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Buntan used precision 1-2 combos in the first round to get the upper hand in the first round but Vandaryeva got the second using her leg kicks to stop the Filipino-American striker at her tracks.

Vandaryeva then used her height advantage to keep her distance in the second but Buntan came firing in the third round using frantic combinations to close the ranger.

Buntan improved to a 22-5 record and made a case for herself in the race for the vacant ONE women’s strawweight Muay Thai title.

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