ONE: Jomary Torres looks to end losing streak at ONE: FIRE & FURY in Manila
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 14, 2020 02:59 PM
“My goal for 2020 is pretty simple, and that is to win all my matches,” - Jomary Torres (Photo: ONE Championship)
Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres is looking to get her first victory in almost two years when she faces former ONE Women’s Atomweight World Title challenger “Lady Gogo” Jenny Huang at ONE: FIRE & FURY on Friday, 31 January at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines.
“The Zamboanginian Fighter” is entering the 2020 with a four-bout losing streak, a streak that she plans to end when ONE Championship comes to Philippine soil for the first time this year.
“My goal for 2020 is pretty simple, and that is to win all my matches,” Torres said. “It has been personally tough for me to be on a losing streak. I did my best in training and gave my all during the fights but I keep on coming up short. It is the new year and I will change all that.”
After starting her professional mixed martial arts career with four straight wins, three of them coming on the ONE Championship stage, Torres had her first taste of defeat against Indonesia’s Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol in September of 2018, losing via unanimous decision. Torres would suffer the same fate against Japanese women’s mixed martial arts icon Mei Yamaguchi just three months later.
2019 wouldn’t be any easier for the Filipina as she absorbed back-to-back Triangle Choke submission losses to China’s Lin Heqin and Malaysian Jihin Radzuan to push the streak of heartbreaks to four straight.
The series of losses motivated Torres to overhaul her entire skillset.
“After my last loss I have been reworking my skills from the ground up,” Torres shared. “Everything from my striking to my grappling. The coaches and training staff have been working with me non-stop and I will be showing a new Jomary Torres on the day of the event.”
“The Zamboanginian Fighter” wishes to make a return to the winners’ circle on the last day of January, but she has to go through Huang first.
“Lady Gogo” is currently on the same boat as Torres, losing her last five bouts since her match with Angela Lee for the golden strap back in 2017.
Still, Torres is not underestimating her opponent.
“Jenny Huang is a strong athlete despite her recent performances,” Torres stated.
“She was a former title challenger and that means a lot. She’s highly trained in BJJ and her striking is good as well. I am expecting that she will try to take me to the ground where she can dominate me but I will not allow that to happen,” she added.
Torres remains optimistic that her drought will end back home. With the chance to make a triumphant comeback in front of her countrymen, she feels that her hard work during training will pay off.
“I am 100 percent confident that I will win this time,” Torres concluded. a“We both have had it rough in our past matches and that makes us both hungry and dangerous. My skills have improved a lot and I can’t wait to give my countrymen a great performance.”