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    Filipino fighters wiped out as Rome Trinidad, April Osenio fall one after the other

    Dec 9, 2017
    April Osenio engaging against the bigger Xiong Jingnan. Photo by Christian Jacinto

    BANGKOK – Rome Trinidad and April Osenio showed tons of fight, but ultimately suffered the same fate as their men counterparts as the Philippine got whitewashed in ONE: Warriors of the World on Saturday at the Impact Arena here.

    Trinidad was impressive in her debut for ONE, holding her own before being submitted by crowd favorite Rika Ishige in the second round of a hotly contested battle.

    The Sikaran practitioner looked good on her feet, even catching the Fight Lab product with solid strikes in the first round.

    Thinking that Trinidad may have the upper hand on the feet, Ishige decided to mix things up in the second round and took the fight to the ground.

    Trinidad survived being mounted and multiple submission attempts, but eventually had to tap out four minutes and five seconds into their bout after Ishige got a deep rear naked choke.

    The pretty model turned MMA fighter dropped to 1-1 as Ishige bounced back from her TKO loss to Filipina Jomary Torres to improve to 3-1.

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    Meanwhile, Osenio couldn’t overcome the bigger Xiong Jingnan after succumbing to strikes, three minutes and 44 seconds into the first round of their own match.

    The returning Team Lakay stalwart showed great resolve as she survived an early guillotine attempt from her Chines foe, but eventually was caught in an exchange soon after.

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    A little too eager, Osenio exchanged wild strikes with Xiong and was dropped with a looping right hand before being finished with some vicious ground and pound.

    Osenio dropped to 2-3, while Xiong improved to 10-1.

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    April Osenio engaging against the bigger Xiong Jingnan. Photo by Christian Jacinto
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