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ONE Championship rookie Drex Zamboanga of the Philippines submits Thai foe Detchadin Sornsirisuphathin with seconds left before the end of the second round. (Screengrab from ONE Championship / via YouTube)

The Zamboanga siblings took their respective wins in mixed martial arts but Fil-Am KC Carlos yielded to her Thai foe in muay thai in ONE: A New Breed Friday night in Bangkok, Thailand.

Drex made his statement clear after a successful debut in ONE Championship’s flyweight division by submitting Detchadin Sornsirisuphathin with seconds away from the end of second round.

The two showed back-and-forth action in striking and grappling throughout the match, but Zamboanga showed the same aggressiveness in the first round to take the win away.

The newcomer from the Philippines, improving to an 8-5 win-loss slate, found the perfect opportunity to execute a rear-naked choke and put Sornsirisuphathin to sleep.

His younger sister, Denice, also won via submission and handily defeated Watsapinya Kaewkhong of Thailand in their women’s atomweight bout.

Denice towered over Kaewkhong in striking before the two took the game to the ground.

The 23-year-old Filipina ended the match in the first round with a slick Americana lock to remain undefeated in her career and in the promotion, boasting an 8-0 record.

Thailand, however, bounced back in muay thai bout after Wondergirl Fairtex beat Fil-Am KC Carlos in the strawweight division.

Carlos sustained a broken nose after a solid elbow strike from Wondergirl, prompting the referee to stop the fight in the second round and declare the fighter from Fairtex the winner.

ONE: A New Breed was set in closed-door and audience-free venue in compliance with health protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2020/08/28/one-zamboanga-siblings-take-twin-mma-wins-fil-am-kc-carlos-yields-in-muay-thai-bout/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=one-zamboanga-siblings-take-twin-mma-wins-fil-am-kc-carlos-yields-in-muay-thai-bout)