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Joshua Pacio among Top Ten Best Pound-for-pound MMA Athletes in the World

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Joshua "The Passion" Pacio is among the top ten best pound-for-pound mixed martial arts athletes in the world today by a sports magazine.

Joshua "The Passion" Pacio is one of the best pound-for-pound mixed martial arts athletes in the world today. | ONE FC
Joshua "The Passion" Pacio is one of the best pound-for-pound mixed martial arts athletes in the world today. ONE FC

ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Felix "The Passion" Pacio, 24, of Team Lakay was recently added to the catalog of the top ten best pound-for-pound mixed martial arts athletes in the world today by Black Belt Magazine.

The Igorot mixed martial artist representing Baguio City, Philippines is no doubt one of the most prominent forces in the global arena today.

"The Passion" currently sits at the top of the ONE strawweight throne with a stellar 16-3 record with huge victories against former ONE Strawweight World Champions Yosuke Saruta, Alex Silva, and Yoshitaka Naito!

In an article published by Black Belt Magazine, the Igorot fighter is among the ten biggest pound-for-pound athletes in mixed martial arts today with MMA legends Demetrious Johnson, Jon Jones, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Stipe Miocic.

ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua "The Passion" Pacio is one of the most exciting athletes in the sport today. Each time the Filipino steps inside the ONE Circle, he is looking to add another finish to his impressive highlights reel as he continues to help grow the sport in The Philippines with each and every performance. The Team Lakay representative is not just building his legacy in ONE, but in his homeland, as he becomes a bigger star and inspires a new generation.

Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio is one of the most dominant forces in the global MMA stage today. | ONE FC
Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio is one of the most dominant forces in the global MMA stage today. ONE FC

Here's a look at the top ten pound-for-pound athletes in the game today on the Black Belt Magazine list in no particular order:

  • Demetrious Johnson
  • Jon Jones
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • Angela Lee
  • Christian Lee
  • Amanda Nunes
  • Israel Adesanya
  • Joshua Pacio
  • Adriano Moraes
  • Stipe Miocic

Black Belt is an American magazine covering martial arts and combat sports. It is based in Valencia, California, and is one of the oldest titles dedicated to martial arts in the United States. They are the world's leading magazine of martial arts. They cover the entire industry, including MMA and the UFC, reality-based self-defense and traditional martial arts, health and fitness, and movies and television.


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