Filipino fighter Fritz Biagtan is still on cloud nine several days after turning his debut performance into a match remember in front of a capacity crowd at the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 27-year-old hard-hitter from Dasmariñas, Cavite announced his arrival in style by authoring a face-plant knockout of Uzbek opponent Nurmukhammad Adamkhonov at ONE Friday Fights 5 last month.
Biagtan admitted he pinched himself from time to time to see whether everything truly happened.
With the intent to leave an impression, Biagtan pushed the pace of the action over the course of nearly 15 minutes by unloading a torrent of hard blows that made it difficult for Adamkhonov to find his rhythm.
In the dying seconds of the third round, Biagtan finally located the opening to deliver the fight-ending shot – swinging a perfectly-placed left hook to Adamkhonov’s jaw.
Upon the solid punch’s impact, Adamkhonov instantly lost his reflexes then plunged to the canvas face-first, prompting referee Mohamad Sulaiman to step in and save him from further punishment.
With the elation he felt from his rousing win, Biagtan developed a habit of constantly viewing the highlights of his maiden appearance under the ONE Championship banner.
If anything gives Biagtan a sense of fulfillment, it’s the awareness that he now belongs at the elite level of mixed martial arts.
Biagtan has no plans to extend the celebration of his victory as he intends to get back to his usual grind as soon as possible. – ONE release