Bangkok, Thailand (August 5, 2023) - Carlo Von Bumina-ang made a statement in his ONE Championship debut, knocking out Reza Saedi of Iran in just 52 seconds at ONE Friday Fights 27.
The bantamweight bout took place at the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok. Bumina-ang wasted no time, unloading a flurry of punches and kicks that sent Saedi reeling. A booming left straight put Saedi on the canvas, and Bumina-ang followed up with a barrage of unanswered strikes that forced referee Herb Dean to stop the fight.
The victory was a dominant performance for Bumina-ang, who showed off his power and his ability to finish fights quickly. He is now 3-0 in his professional MMA career, and he is a rising star in the bantamweight division.
Bumina-ang's victory was a major boost for Team Lakay, one of the most successful MMA gyms in the Philippines. Team Lakay has produced a number of world-class fighters, including Joshua Pacio, Eduard Folayang, and Kevin Belingon. Bumina-ang is the latest in a long line of talented fighters to come out of Team Lakay, and he is sure to make a big impact in ONE Championship.
"His journey begins...," said Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao. "From selling bananas to the world's best MMA global stage of ONE Championship. From five (5) years in the making to fifty-two (52) seconds grand execution. What went down tonight cupping the debut fight of "The Bull" is just a beginning for Team Lakay Carlo Von Bumina-ang. His story is just commencing."
Bumina-ang is now one of the most exciting prospects in the bantamweight division. He is a dangerous striker with a finish rate of 100%. He is also a well-rounded fighter with a strong ground game. Bumina-ang is a potential title contender, and he is sure to be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.