There are few women’s atomweights with more ONE Championship experience or as many highlight-reel wins than Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres.
What does Filipina warrior Jomary Torres need to do to stop the "Shadow Cat" Jihin Radzuan?: Kuala Lumpur | 12 July |…
The Catalan Fighting System representative believes that she has yet to reach the peak of her abilities, and she hopes to recapture the form that saw her capture three straight wins when she first arrived in The Home Of Martial Arts.
She knows that she will need to be on top form to take out Jihin in her home country of Malaysia – at Kuala Lumpur’s Axiata Arena on 12 July.
“I feel like I’m being matched with more difficult opponents now,” she admits.
“I still see myself among the lower ranks, so getting matched up with these top athletes makes me a bit nervous.”
“I understand that with every win, the level of competition gets fiercer, so I’m catching up by training hard every day.”
Torres’ résumé includes two of the most memorable moments in her division’s history – an inspiring comeback submission victory over Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige in her ONE debut and an unforgettable knockout of April Osenio.
However, after hard battles against Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol and two-time World Title contender Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi in the past year, she has learned she needs to step things up to experience success against her division’s best competitors.
“Our focus right now is to push myself beyond my limits, because my opponent is going to be strong,” she adds.
“We go through three hard training sessions [every day] to prepare for Jihin and to make my skills more refined and instinctive so that I improve my focus and ability to adapt to my opponent during the match.”
Like Torres, “Shadow Cat” introduced herself to The Home of Martial Arts with three straight victories of her own, showcasing her all-around skillset in defeating the likes of Lumban Gaol and former World Title challenger Jenny “Lady GoGo” Huang in entertaining contests.
Filipina warrior Jomary Torres takes on Malaysian sensation Jihin Radzuan on 12 July!: Kuala Lumpur | 12 July | 7PM |…
“The Zamboanginian Fighter” understands the dangers she will face against the Ultimate MMA Academy standout, whose wins in the promotion have all come inside the Axiata Arena.
“I think her striking is superb, and it would be best to avoid that, but I understand that she’s also good on the ground,” the Catalan Fighting System product says.
“She also has a size advantage over me, which will be a challenge, so right now, we’re just really focused on honing and adding skills so that I will be ready for her. I spar with partners who are bigger than me.”
While she has full confidence that she will be equipped with the tools to claim a victory in Malaysia, Torres is reluctant to make a prediction about how the match will play out.
The 23-year-old knows she has to be focused to achieve the biggest win of her career.
“I really don’t look too far ahead, seeing that she’s a well-rounded fighter,” she said.
“I know in myself that I can beat her, but I’d rather not say how fast or where I want to take the match. I’m just ready to put my heart out in that cage and will do everything in my power to defeat her.
“I have full trust in God that He will give me the strength to win this match. I am not even thinking of any other outcome, because this is what I live for. I need to keep winning in order to reach our goals.”
Kuala Lumpur | 12 July | 7PM | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | Tickets: http://bit.ly/onedestiny19