ONE Championship: Joshua Pacio gets new challenger at ONE: Eternal Glory

Santino Honasan on Dec 19, 2018 01:11 PM
ONE: Joshua Pacio gets new challenger at ONE: Eternal Glory
Joshua Pacio now faces Yosuke Saruta in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory in Jakarta, Indonesia

Filipino mixed martial arts star Joshua "The Passion" Pacio gets a new challenger for his ONE Strawweight World Championship when ONE kicks 2019 off in Jakarta on January 19th. 

Originally scheduled to face Japanese grappler Hayato Suzuki for the title, Pacio now meets another Japanese submission ace in veteran Yosuke Saruta, as per the official ONE Championship website

Saruta will be filling in for Suzuki, who sustained an injury. 

The 31-year old, who steps in a a month's notice, proved his worth in his ONE Championship debut earlier this month, dominating former champion Alex Silva en route to a unanimous decision win. 

In just his second bout under the ONE banner, Saruta has the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of compatriot and former ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka "Nobita" Naito and try to bring the title back to Japan. 

Pacio on the other hand, will look to successfully defend his title for the first time and start 2019 on a strong note. 

ONE: Eternal Glory happens at the Istora Senayan on January 19th. 

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