Miado battles unbeaten Thai in ONE Championship return in Myanmar
FILIPINO mixed martial arts fighter will face tall odds when he makes his ONE Championship return.
Miado locks horns with undefeated Thai prospect Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit on the undercard of ONE: Hero’s Dream at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on November 3, 2017.
The three-round meeting with Mitsatit is a critical match for Miado who is looking to get his career back on track after suffering a split decision loss to compatriot Robin Catalan in his debut this past April.
“I am happy that ONE Championship has given me the opportunity to showcase my talent on a global scale. My goal is to be a world champion. This is the first step in my road back to the winner’s circle. Soon, people will know who I am,” Miado said.
He said a victory will be a big step towards fulfilling his dream to become a household name in MMA. Miado is part of a deep talent pool of Filipino mixed martial artists with huge potential and his objective in the constantly-growing sport is to etch his name among the all-time greats.
“This is my big opportunity to show people my capabilities as a martial artist. I am very proud and blessed that they are giving me this chance again. For now, I will do my best and train hard.”
Although he is still a relative newcomer to the game, Miado is armed with a strong boxing background as he made a name for himself as a boxer in the Bicol Region and garnered an incredible 32-2 amateur record.
Relocating to Manila two years ago, it was no surprise that success has followed him as Miado amassed an impressive mixed martial arts record of 6-0 since making his professional debut in January 2016.
Miado’s success rate has already seen him claim regional titles such as the Blaze FC strawweight championship belt in December 2016.
The 24-year-old Filipino standout currently hones his craft at Underground Battle MMA Gym in Marikina City, where he is mostly training in anticipation of his second promotional bout under the ONE Championship banner.
As Miado seeks to earn his first win in ONE Championship, a tough task is in front of him as Mitsatit will look to build the momentum to produce on what promises to be a sensational mixed martial arts career against the Filipino.