When Denice “Lycan Queen” Zamboanga enters the Circle reverse extremely regarded “Arale Chan” Seo Hee Ham later this month, she’s going to achieve this because the perceived underdog, regardless of being ranked #1 within the ladies’s atomweight division.
The 24-year-old is one among eight ladies who will take part within the extremely anticipated ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix. The first spherical of the event commences at ONE: EMPOWER, which broadcasts dwell on Friday, May 28 from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
Many followers and analysts consider Seo is the ‘darkish horse’ to win the whole event. However, Zamboanga isn’t in any respect fazed by the problem that lies earlier than her. With the assistance of her older brother Drex Zamboanga, and her workforce at Marrok Force in Bangkok, Thailand, Zamboanga is seeking to rating a large upset to advance to the following spherical.
“My brother, my coaches, and my coaching companions are all assured in me. They are assured within the laborious work we’ve put into this camp, and we’re prepared. We’re getting in there with the profitable mentality,” Zamboanga mentioned.
“It’s not going to be a straightforward combat for both aspect. But I’m decided to show the doubters incorrect and declare this victory. I belief in God, and in my laborious work. I’ll win this combat for my buddies, household, and followers again within the Philippines.”
Seo is a veteran of the cage, having competed in a number of organizations since 2007, together with DEEP, Jewels, Road FC, Rizin FF, and the UFC. Sometimes known as “Hamderlei Silva,” followers love Seo for her excessive octane, aggressive model.
When bracketing for the atomweight event was introduced simply a few months in the past, Seo was revealed as Zamboanga’s first opponent, and virtually instantly, an intense coaching camp kicked off. Zamboanga believes she has coated all of the bases, and is 100% prepared for something within the Circle.
“I do know she has so many weapons. She has loads of 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,” Zamboanga mentioned.
“Me and my workforce have gone by means of so many conditions. We’ve envisioned each doable means this combat can go. Whatever she decides to do within the Circle, we’ll have one thing ready for her.”
Other first spherical matches within the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix embody a battle between #2-ranked contender Meng Bo and Brazilian newcomer Julie “Juju” Mezabarba, a rematch between #4-ranked Stamp Fairtex and #3-ranked Alyona Rassohyna, and Itsuki “Android 18” Hirata versus Alyse “Lil’ Savage” Anderson.
In the principle occasion of ONE: EMPOWER, reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan defends her world title against #2-ranked strawweight contender Michelle Nicolini. In the co-main occasion, six-time Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Anissa “C18” Meksen makes her ONE Super Series debut against Martine “The Italian Queen” Michieletto.
Zamboanga isn’t apprehensive that she is coming into this combat because the underdog and that followers don’t anticipate her to beat Seo. In truth, she’s much more motivated to show her doubters incorrect and rating a serious upset.
“I do know persons are me because the underdog on this combat, and at Seo Hee Ham because the darkish horse. That simply fuels my drive to attain this upset and make it to the top,” Zamboanga mentioned.
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