IGOR SUBORA EARNS HIS FIRST WIN AT ONE CHAMPIONSHIP
Fist Gym’s Igor Subora (6-3) earned the nods of the judges to earn a win in his light heavyweight ONE debut on Saturday in Jakarta versus Egypt’s Sherif Mohamed (8-2).
The first few seconds of the first round saw a takedown from the Egyptian against the Manila-based Ukrainian fighter. Subora was able to avoid damage while on his back and was able to get up and score a takedown in return. Subora had ground control and moved to a mount position where he rained down punches on Mohamed. Due to numerous strikes, Sherif gave his back to avoid more damage and successfully got up back on his feet. But Subora dished out several punches that saw “The Shark” attempting a failed takedown attempt during the dying seconds of the first round.
Subora started the second round with a barrage of strikes that forced Sherif to attempt takedowns. The Egyptian ended up underneath the Subora, and took more ground and pound from the Fist Gym fighter.
Entering into the third round with momentum, Subora controlled the tempo while Sherif stuck to his gameplan of attempting takedowns. However, in the final two minutes, the tide turned and it was Sherif who became more aggressive as Subora counter-punched and evaded the Egyptian Top Team’s punches.
At the end of it all, it was Subora who had scored enough to win via unanimous decision and bag his first win in his new weight class.
Author: Paco Francisco
Date Posted: January 14, 2017