Sabanal, kinapos kay Hirata

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KINAPOS sa hangaring makapaguwi ng karangalan si Angelie Sabanal matapos mabigi via first-round submission kay Itsuki Hirata sa ONE: Legendary Quest nitong Sabado sa Baoshan Arena sa Shanghai, China.

SABANAL: Babawi ako.

SABANAL: Babawi ako.

Dismayado man, kaagad na tinangap ni Sabanal ang ikalawang sunod na kabiguan mula nangmaging professional mixed martial arts fighter sa nakalipa sna taon.

 “Coming into the match, I could feel the nerves coming over me because it was time to go,” sambit ni Sabanal.

 “The majority of my previous bouts were against strikers, although I do have experience with grapplers as well. We knew about Itsuki [Hirata’s] game and we did our best to prepare for her style. But sadly, we fell short. I did everything I could, but Hirata is really good at what she does and she was able to get the submission.”

Matikas na nakipagpalitan ng galaw si Sabanal, ngunit nakakuha ng tyempo ang karibal na naging sanhi para maitumba siya at hindi pa pinaporma pa.

Impresibo ang naging debut ni Sabanal sa ONE Championship nang magwagi via unanimous decision laban sa liyamadong si Rika ‘Tiny Doll’ Ishige, bago nataloa via decision kayIndonesian Pricilla Jertati Lumban Gaol.

 “Right now we’re headed back to the drawing board. We have to work more on my areas of improvement, especially in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and wrestling. These skills will be essential to my career moving forward,” sambit ni Sabanal.

 “Hopefully, my team and I will be able to fix the holes in my game and I can show the improvements in my next bout.”