Jenelyn Olsim and Bi Nguyen locked horns at ONE: Battleground III in an exciting Atomweight showdown.
Olsim took the fight to the ground early in the first round itself. One transition led to another and Olsim pushed for submission when Nguyen showed some excellent defense to get out of danger. The fighter from Phillippines was in control throughout the round. A similar story of Olsim pushing with her ground game unfolded in the second and third round as well. Though Nguyen rallied a last-minute offense, it failed to turn the fight in her favor and Olsim was announced as the winner via a decision after three rounds.
Olsim, who trains out of Team Lakay in the Philippines, had a record of 4-2 heading into the fight against Nguyen. She had started her MMA career back in 2016 with two back-to-back wins. She also had a good run at ONE Warrior Series before securing a win over Maira Mazar at ONE Championship as well. She will now fight at ONE: Empower on September 3, 2021 against Grace Cleveland as a backup for the ONE Atomweight Grand Prix.
Nguyen, on the other hand, was coming off a win against Ritu Phogat. Nguyen was riding on a two-fight losing streak prior to this win and had secured a win against India’s Puja Tomar in Muay-Thai before that. She held a professional MMA record of 6-6 heading into the fight.
Prior to this fight, Song Min Jong managed to get a unanimous decision victory over Tial Thang and in turn, ended the undefeated run of Thang.
The main event of ONE: Battleground III features striking maestros Sitthichai “Killer Kid” Sitsongpeenong and Tawanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym, who’ve agreed to meet in a ONE Super Series featherweight Muay Thai contest after their original opponents were forced to withdraw.
In the co-main event, newly signed Chinese mixed martial artist “The Prince” Banma Duoji will make his highly anticipated promotional debut.
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