ONE Championship: Gina Iniong decisions Malaysian opponent
Santino Honasan on Feb 16, 2019 10:34 PM
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Filipina women's atomweight contender Gina "Conviction" Iniong proved to be too much for Malaysian Jihin "Shadowcat" Radzuan as she earned a split-decision victory at ONE: Clash of Legends, Saturday evening at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
Iniong, a six-time national Wushu champion dictated the pace in the striking as she was quicker to the punch, connecting on the more significant strikes.
Radzuan, a Wushu world champion in her own right, also had no answer for Iniong in the mats, as the Filipina simply overpowered her Malaysian opponent at every turn.
Radzuan's final push in the final minutes of the third round proved to a crucial one, as it was enough to nearly sway the decision in her favor.
After fifteen minutes of action, it was Iniong who was declared the victor via split decision and handing Radzuan the first loss of her career.
With the win, Iniong improves to 8-4 in her professional career, and gives Team Lakay a much-needed win for 2018.
More importantly, it possibly puts Iniong back in the ONE Women's Atomweight title picture.