April 23, 2024

■  Harley F. Palangchao

United States-based Cordilleran mixed martial arts fighter Jomar James Pa-ac has submitted his American opponent via guillotine choke to win in one of the main cards of Fury Fighting Championship 87 in Houston, Texas on March 10.

The fighting pride of Bauko, Mountain Province was the more aggressive fighter, as he kept  Shojin Miki at bay, landing leg kicks against his opponent.

PHILIPPINES REPRESENT — Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Jomar James Pa-ac of Bauko, Mountain Province secured a guillotine choke submission victory against Shojin Miki of the United States in their flyweight bout in Fury Fighting Championship 87 in Houston, Texas on March 10. Pa-ac was the lone Asian to see action in the said fight card. — Fury FC photo

As soon as Pa-ac landed a solid left on Miki’s body, the American went for a clinch but it was the perfect opportunity for the Igorot fighter to go for a guillotine choke.

The American fighter attempted to escape from the choke twice but Pa-ac sealed a submission victory at 1:17 minutes of the opening round of their flyweight bout.

Pa-ac has improved his MMA record to seven wins with two losses.

The victory could be a start of a journey for the 27-year-old former teacher to continue his dream to represent the Philippines in the international MMA scene.

Fury FC is the official partner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the southern part of U.S. on UFC Fight Pass.

Before migrating to the United States, Pa-ac has represented the Philippines through the famed Team Lakay in the Bahrain-based Brave Combat Federation where he had three wins and one loss record.

Pa-ac also saw action in two other promotions since he started to compete in MMA in 2015.