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Joshua “The Passion” Pacio

Weight Limit
125 LBS / 56.7 KG
Height
5'4" FT / 165 CM
Country
Philippines
Age
27 Y
Team
Team Lakay

About Joshua Pacio

Former five-time ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio of Baguio City, Philippines, was inspired to take up martial arts ever since he was 12 years old. It is a passion that he pursued successfully, winning several national wushu tournaments in the Philippines before he transitioned to mixed martial arts. In fact, it was martial arts that helped him through several tough times growing up, as his father moved overseas to work and support the family when he was just 6 years old.

However, this meant he learned to be more independent, and the training toughened him up to become a better person. Immensely overweight as a child, Pacio also credits martial arts for helping him to shed the excess pounds, turning him into the elite athlete he is today. After an undefeated amateur career, Pacio soon made his professional debut, where he went 6-0 before making it to the global stage of ONE Championship. After a thrilling run through the ranks, Pacio challenged Yoshitaka Naito for the ONE Strawweight World Championship in 2016.

Although he fell short in his first World Title bid, he remained inspired by the superstar World Champion teammates he trains with every day at Team Lakay. In September 2018, all of Pacio’s dreams came true when he defeated Naito via unanimous decision to finally ascend the strawweight throne. Though he lost the belt in his first World Title defense against Yosuke Saruta, he reclaimed the strap in an immediate rematch to once again stand as the best strawweight in the world.

Pacio rattled off three consecutive ONE Strawweight World Championship defenses, but he ultimately dropped the gold to Jarred Brooks in December 2022. The Filipino may no longer wear the crown, but as history has shown, he always comes back stronger.

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R5 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R5 (5:00)
R5 (5:00) Jarred Brooks_avatar 500x345 1
Jarred Brooks
United States
United States Dec 3, 2022
ONE 164: Pacio vs. Brooks
Dec 3, 2022
WIN
TKO TKO
R1 (3:38)
TKO
R1 (3:38)
R1 (3:38) Yosuke_Saruta avatar 500x345 2
Yosuke Saruta
Japan
Revolution
Sep 24, 2021
Japan Sep 24, 2021
Revolution
Sep 24, 2021
WIN
Split Decision SD
R5 (5:00)
Split Decision
R5 (5:00)
R5 (5:00) Alex_Silva avatar 500x345 1
Alex Silva
Brazil
Fire & Fury
Jan 31, 2020
Brazil Jan 31, 2020
Fire & Fury
Jan 31, 2020
WIN
Submission SUB
R2 (2:29)
Submission
R2 (2:29)
R2 (2:29) Rene_Catalan avatar 500x345 1
Rene Catalan
Philippines
Masters Of Fate
Nov 8, 2019
Philippines Nov 8, 2019
Masters Of Fate
Nov 8, 2019
WIN
Knockout KO
R4 (2:43)
Knockout
R4 (2:43)
R4 (2:43) Yosuke_Saruta avatar 500x345 2
Yosuke Saruta
Japan
Roots Of Honor
Apr 12, 2019
Japan Apr 12, 2019
Roots Of Honor
Apr 12, 2019
LOSS
Split Decision SD
R5
Split Decision
R5
R5 Yosuke_Saruta avatar 500x345 2
Yosuke Saruta
Japan
Eternal Glory
Jan 19, 2019
Japan Jan 19, 2019
Eternal Glory
Jan 19, 2019

Breakdown

Wins - 11
Losses - 4
2
Knockout KO
0
2
TKO TKO
0
4
Submission SUB
2
1
Unanimous Decision UD
1
2
Split Decision SD
1

Finish Rate

Finishes
8
Finish Rate
73%
Wins
11
Total Bouts
15

Bout Duration

Avg. Bout Duration
06m : 22s
Total Duration
1h : 35m : 42s

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