March 24, 2023

Former long-time Brave Combat Fede-ration bantamweight world champion Stephen Loman wants to take on another top five contender after an impressive debut fight in ONE Championship last December.
Loman has delivered a resounding victory when he scored the first-round technical knockout win over Russian contender Yusup Saadulaev, battering him with his heavy hands at ONE: Winter Warriors II last year.
It was just the kind of performance Loman has craved for in his introduction in the biggest martial arts promotion in Asia and he has put the bantamweight division on notice.
“It was my debut fight and it is a great feeling to be at the top five after defeating a ranked opponent. I was positive that I will be climbing up the rankings, but surprisingly, they put me in the third spot,” he said.
Loman, meanwhile, remains all praises for his recent opponent.
“When I was watching Yusup in his fights and when he teaches his students, he is too technical on the ground and I can’t help but be impressed and learn, too, from him,” he said.
But the quick work Loman had against Saadulaev only made his fans crave for more.
Even the 30-year-old would admit his full arsenal still wasn’t in full view during his match against the Russian which is why he is looking forward on displaying once he returns to action.
Loman said he would be ready should ONE match him against second-ranked Kwon Won II, who recently defeated former ONE bantamweight world champion Kevin Belingon.
He thinks that Kwon Won will be a good match for him while also aware that him being at top three in the list puts him in position for a possible title shot on whoever comes on top between reigning champion Bibiano Fernandes and his fellow Brazilian John Lineker. – Harley F. Palangchao