Lito Adiwang made audiences of ONE Chapionship go ohhs and ahhs when he sent Juan Manuel Huerta seemingly flying on air at the 4:03 mark of the first round during One Championship’s OWS: One Warrior Series 3 last October 11.
The win was sensational as Huerta went crushing to the canvass by a vicious uppercut followed by a pair of hammer fists to end the bout.
This may have just catapulted Adiwang on notice to other fighters in the promotion and may have joined the roster of stars of Team Lakay, a stable known to produce stars and champions in ONE Chapionship.
This year alone, Team Lakay already produced three ONE World Champions this year, and now, has one of the stars of OWS in Adiwang.
Adiwang was calm as he defended on the feet the Phuket Top Team’s assistant wrestling coach’s wrestling game. He turned up the aggression halfway through the first round of his strawweight contest and battered “Tick” with his explosive wushu-based striking.
Adiwang climbed to 7-2 and showed the poise of a mixed martial arts veteran, which should help him flourish in future OWS events.
All of Adiwang’s wins are of the abbreviated fashion, 3 by KO/TKO and four by submission.
Also winning in this Rich Franklin Series are siblings Jerry and Jenelyn Olsim of Tribal Torogi.
Jerry knocked out Ernest Tang of Hong Kong to record his fourth straight win. The end came at the 2:00 mark of the first round of their featherweight match courtesy of a right straight.
Jenelyn and Spain’s Claudia Diaz may have put on the most exciting contest of the night.
For 15 minutes, the two female warriors went toe-to-toe in a match that could have easily been mistaken for a ONE Super Series bout.
Olsim was sharper and packed more power in her strikes in the three-round affair. She blasted the Spaniard with rapid-fire punching combinations, leg kicks, elbows, and knees in the clinch.
Diaz, however, never backed down from engaging with the Filipina and kept it close in the opening two stanzas, but Olsim pulled away in the third round to capture the unanimous decision victory.
Jenelyn bolster her professional slate to 3-1.
BY: ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS