Team Lakay’s Stephen Loman and Lions Nation MMA’s Jenelyn Olsim suffered defeat in their respective bouts in the undercards of ONE events in Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand.
Previously ranked as the top two title contender, Loman was outpointed by former ONE bantamweight world champion John Lineker of Brazil to win via unanimous decision at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sept. 30.
Loman has landed a takedown and tried to control the Brazilian on the ground, but the Brazilian found an escape hatch and returned to his feet. Then, he started loosening up with his strikes in the waning moments of the first round.
Lineker once again displayed his boxing prowess that kept Loman at bay in most of the three five-minute rounds.
Loman went for takedowns but were mostly defended successfully by Lineker, as he also pressed forward and unleashed powerful hooks in a bid to knock out the Igorot fighter.
He maintained his forward pressure and kept the bout upright, despite Loman’s best efforts to bring the action to the ground.
Loman dropped to 17 wins against three losses.
Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao, meanwhile, took exception to a social media post alleging him of not having a plan B against Lineker.
Sangiao said they prepared a counter plan on Lineker’s powerful hooks, but admitted that they do not know exactly what was in the mind of Loman.
Olsim, meanwhile, was submitted by Jihin Radzuan of Malaysia via an arm bar in the third round of the catchweight bout at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok on Sept. 29.
Radzuan has opted to bring the fight on the ground after Olsim connected with a series of hooks.
Radzuan went for a rear-naked and a triangle choke but were successfully defended by Olsim. The Malaysian also landed some ground and pound in the second stanza where the Filipino fighter was given a yellow card from the referee for grabbing the ropes.
The bout ended when Radzuan went for an arm bar forcing Olsim to tap at the 1:34 mark of the third round.
Olsim dropped her record to six wins and five losses while Radzuan improved with a 9-3 slate. – Press release