Hailing from the boxing heartlands of Cebu, Jimmy Yabo holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo, and is a veteran of the Philippines martial arts scene, having been one of its early pioneers.
Nicknamed “The Silencer” due to his quiet demeanour that hides explosive firepower, all of Yabo’s wins to date have come by way of knockout, which is testament to his fearsome punching power.
He is a patient striker who likes to counterpunch, and is as dangerous at the end of the bout as he is at the beginning, as shown by his performances. He signed for ONE Championship in 2015, and has already put on several thrilling performances. Most famously, Yabo scored a spectacular one-punch knockout of Bashir Ahmad, finishing the Pakistani star in just 21 seconds.