ONE: Team Lakay's Gina Iniong falls to Istela Nunes after three-round slugfest

Gina Iniong falls to Istela Nunes by decision
Istela Nunes defeats Gina Iniong via Unanimous Decision

Team Lakay women's atomweight contender Gina Iniong dropped a unanimous decision loss to former title contender Istela Nunes of Brazil at ONE Championship: Battle for the Heavens, Saturday evening at Guangzhou, China. 

Iniong started off strong in the first round, standing and trading with Nunes and scoring a knockdown late. 

The Brazilian Muay Thai striker picked up the pace in the succeeding rounds however, punishing Iniong with stiff jabs and kicks, ultimately bloodying the Filipina Wushu ace. 

After three rounds of action, Nunes did enough in all three judges' scorecards for the unanimous decision win. 

Nunes improves to 6-1 in her pro career, bouncing back in a big way after losing to reigning ONE Women's Atomweight queen Angela Lee back in 2017. 

Iniong meanwhile falls to 7-4, with two losses in her last three outings.

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