Joshua Pacio to defend ONE title against Yosuke Saruta in trilogy match

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) — Filipino mixed martial artist Joshua Pacio is set to defend his strawweight belt when he faces familiar foe Yosuke Saruta of Japan in ONE: Revolution on September 24 in Singapore.

Saruta defeated Pacio via split decision in their first encounter in 2019, then Pacio got his revenge three months after with a fourth round knockout victory.

The bout is one of the three title fights together with Christian Lee and Ok Rae Yoon's lightweight clash, and the bantamweight kickboxing match between Capitan Petchyindee Academy and Mehdi Zatout.

Another Filipino is slated to compete in the Singapore fight card. Lito Adiwang will lock horns with China's Hexigetu in a three-round strawweight match.

Here's the complete list of matches:

Main card

Lightweight World Championship

Christian Lee vs Ok Rae Yoon

Bantamweight Kickboxing World Championship

Capitan Petchyindee Academy vs. Mehdi Zatout

ONE Strawweight World Championship

Joshua Pacio vs Yosuke Saruta


Martin Nguyen vs Kim Jae Woong


Amir Aliakbari vs. Anatoly Malykhin


Victoria Lee vs. Victoria Souza

Lead card


Lito Adiwang vs. Hexigetu

Flyweight (Muay Thai)

Petchdam Petchyindee Academy vs. Taiki Naito


Marcus Almeida vs. Thomas Narmo

Batamweight (kickboxing)

Petchtanong Petchfergus vs. Zhang Chenglong


James Yang vs. Roel Rosauro