ONE Championship Signs Second Team Lakay Athlete In Two-Week Span

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Just a few weeks ago, ONE Championship announced the signing of Jhanlo Sangiao, the prodigal son of Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao.

This week, the martial arts organization picked up another rising star from the fabled stable – Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw.

“I know this is God’s plan. This is the perfect time for me to join ONE,” Pacatiw said.

“When coach Mark told me that I will be signed, I was very excited and happy. But I was also nervous because I know that in ONE Championship, I’ll be fighting against high-caliber athletes. There’s also pressure because I’m a part of a well-known team like Team Lakay.

“But I handle it through maintaining my focus on the path I want to go to so that I can achieve my goals. My seniors have also reminded me to [work] double-time and focus on my training because this is already a big organization and I’ll be facing a lot of high-caliber opponents. So, I really have to train hard.”

Pacatiw’s background, like many of his teammates, lies in wushu. But he also possesses ground skills after competing in mixed martial arts since 2015.

He joins ONE Championship with a 10-4 professional record, having won four of his last five bouts. And while he’s yet to compete on the global stage, he’s tested himself in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America.

“The Juggernaut” will compete in ONE Championship’s bantamweight mixed martial arts division alongside his teammates Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, Sangiao, and former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon.

“My short-term goal is to gain the hearts of the fans and give them a good fight,” Pacatiw added.

“I want my debut to be an impressive win and I need to work to be able to reach my goals.”

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