ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

ONE Championship: Trestle Tan has been addressing his weaknesses ahead of ONE return

By ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 04, 2019 03:11 PM

“I'm very excited to be fighting at this great event in Shanghai. It's a huge opportunity for me and another step closer to my dream,”

Trestle “Jun Minion” Tan knew that he had to make some changes in order to get back on the winning track in ONE Championship.

With that in mind, he worked on his weaknesses intently as he waited for his next assignment in The Home Of Martial Arts.

The Filipino will get the chance to showcase those improvements in front of a global audience on Saturday, 15 June.

He is scheduled to face “The Big Heart” Yoon Chang Min on the undercard of ONE: LEGENDARY QUEST, which emanates from the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China.

“I'm very excited to be fighting at this great event in Shanghai. It's a huge opportunity for me and another step closer to my dream,” the 34-year-old said.

“Unfortunately, it does not always work out as we envision it, but nonetheless I consider myself lucky. I am very dedicated to showing my best, and fight a great fight. I feel very fortunate to get another opportunity from ONE.”

Tan has placed a particular focus on sharpening his grappling skills, an aspect which led to his downfall in his previous two outings.

In July 2018, he lost to South Korea’s “Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park at ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER. Then, in February, he fell to Kimihiro Eto via arm-triangle choke at ONE: Warrior Series 4.

"I successfully participated in three grappling competitions in the past month to get myself out there, and experienced some high-level grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I felt like I have to improve more in this field,” he explained.

"My cardio was actually never a real problem, but in my last ONE Championship bout, I felt like I gassed out on the ground. So I focused more on my cardio to be ready to fight at any given moment."

Though “Jun Minion” is confident he will be going to the Chinese metropolis equipped to beat Yoon, he is guarding himself against complacency.

After all, he knows that he’ll have his hands full against “The Big Heart.”

"My opponent is very strong and should not be underestimated,” Tan explained.

“I know he likes to play on the ground. But I have also worked hard on my boxing, giving me an advantage [on the feet].

“I know it will be a tough fight, but I have a fair chance of being able to showcase what I can do.”

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