WHILE focus is on Joshua Pacio and Eric Kelly, atomweight fighter Jomary Torres tries to grab a share of the limelight as she battles Rika "Tiny Doll" Ishige on Saturday at One: Kings and Conquerors in Macau.
Torres looks to make her One debut count after winning her first fight in the local outfit URCC a year ago.
“It’s my first time to compete in ONE Championship. I am honored and blessed to be in this top-notch organization, which is widely considered as the frontrunner of MMA in the region," said Torres.
"Of course, I am aiming to get a big win. I’ve worked hard just to make it here. I won’t waste this opportunity."
The Catalan Fighting Systems product will have a tough task against the Thai fighter who has won first-round stoppages in her two fights.
But Torres is very confident her wushu would be more than enough to neutralize Ishige.
“I know what she is capable of doing inside the cage. She has a good Muay Thai base. Aside from that, she also has a good ground game. But I am coming into this bout very prepared," Torres continued.
“My foundation is wushu. I have no problem if she wants to fight standing up. I am already expecting that she will trade strikes with me. I can strike very hard too.”
Right after her bout, Torres will turn from a fighter to a cheerleader as she not only hopes for a win, she's looking forward to a Philippine sweep with Pacio and Kelly fighting in the main card.
“We get to represent the country. It’s really an honor and a privilege. We are one team in Macao. We are all hoping for a clean sweep.”