Zamboanga embraces underdog status vs dark horse Seo – Manila Bulletin

Denice Zamboanga (in black) (ONE Championship)

Filipina fighter Denice Zamboanga isn’t fazed along with her underdog status in opposition to South Korean dark horse Seo Ham forward of their quarterfinal matchup in ONE ladies’s atomweight world grand prix on May 28.

Set in a historic all-female occasion ONE: Empower on the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the bout between Zamboanga and Seo is simply one of many 4 matchups for the inaugural event within the ladies’s atomweight division.

“I do know individuals are me because the underdog on this struggle and at Seo Hee Ham because the dark horse. That simply fuels my drive to attain this upset and make it to the tip,” stated the undefeated Zamboanga, who holds an 8-0 document.

After spending an intense coaching camp with Marrok Force, Zamboanga stated her group and brother Rex, who additionally competes in ONE Championship, are confident on how she would fare against the Korean mixed martial arts veteran.

READ: Denice Zamboanga: I’m in the best shape of my career

That stated, the 24-year-old Zamboanga remained locked in along with her purpose on this event: to prove the doubters wrong.

“I do know she has so many weapons. She has numerous expertise. She’s a really harmful striker and may assault in so some ways. But no matter she throws, I’ll be prepared for it,” stated Zamboanga.

“[My team and I] have gone by so many conditions. We’ve envisioned each potential manner this struggle can go. Whatever she decides to do within the Circle, we’ll have one thing ready for her.”

Zamboanga, the No. 1 atomweight contender, will face a seasoned MMA fighter in Seo, 34, who’s a newcomer to ONE Championship.

The Korean warrior, who holds a 23-8 document, was a former atomweight champion within the Rizin Fighting Federation.

READ: Seo Hee Ham on Zamboanga: This won’t be an easy fight

The final winner of the event can be topped as the primary atomweight grand prix champion and earns the possibility to face present world atomweight queen Angela Lee.





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