Joshua Pacio is wasting no time defending his strawweight title. After just defending on November 8th, Pacio is already getting ready to fight in Manila on January 31st at ONE: Fire and Fury. The card will take place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
Pacio is set to take on Alex Silva in his second title defense. Coming into ONE: Fire and Fury, Pacio is 18-3 and riding a two fight win streak. Pacio won the strawweight belt back after losing it to Yosuke Saruta. Last November he made his first title defense this reign when he submitted Rene Catalan via arm triangle in the second round.
Alex Silva is 9-4 and coasting on a cool two fight win streak via armbar in both fights. Silva is a ONE Championship veteran having 12 of his 13 professional fights with the promotion. Eight of Silva’s nine wins have come by submission.
Both fighters are incredibly skilled on the ground and we can look forward to some awesome scrambles in this matchup.
Building ONE: Fire and Fury
ONE Championship also announced several other fights for ONE: Fire and Fury. In addition to the championship bout between Pacio and Silva, ONE has tapped former ONE lightweight champion Eduard Folyang to return to the cage against Ahmed Mujtaba. Other notable names include Danny Kingad, Pongiri Mitsatit, Alma Juniku and more. You can view the full card below.
Full ONE: Fire and Fury Card
ONE Strawweight World Championship
Joshua Pacio (C) vs Alex Silva (MMA)
Eduard Folayang vs Ahmed Mujtaba (MMA)
Danny Kingad vs Xie Wei (MMA)
Petchdam PetchyindeeAcademy vs Momotaro (Muay Thai)
Kwon Won Il vs Shoko Sato (MMA)
Alma Juniku vs Anne Line Hogstad (Muay Thai)
Lito Adiwang vs Pongsiri Mitsatit (MMA)
Gina Iniong vs Asha Roka (MMA)
Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym vs Chris Shaw (Muay Thai)
Jomary Torres vs Jenny Huang (MMA)