Mark Sangiao has revealed Lito Adiwang is contributing to Joshua Pacio’s preparation for Jarred Brooks.
Team Lakay has produced several ONE Championship world title holders, including Pacio. ‘The Passion’ is the current strawweight world champion with an upcoming title defense against Jarred Brooks at ONE 164.
While speaking with ONE, Mark Sangiao, the head coach of Team Lakay, had this to say about the strawweight king’s preparations for Brooks:
“We already know how physically strong Brooks is, especially with his wrestling. We’re working hard to defend, counter, and execute the perfect game plan to stop his takedowns. Plus, Lito Adiwang also gave us pointers when he last fought Jarred.”
Lito Adiwang lost to Brooks by second-round submission in November 2021.
Adiwang’s knowledge benefiting Pacio shows the benefits of training at a powerhouse gym like Team Lakay. ‘The Passion’ will need all the help he can get because ‘The Monkey God’ is arguably the toughest strawweight contender yet.
Mark Sangiao believes Stephen Loman has what it takes to become a ONE Championship world champion
Mark Sangiao has a lot on his plate when Team Lakay actively has several fighters in high-stakes fights. Joshua Pacio defends the strawweight title in December. Before that, Sangiao is locked in on helping bantamweight title contender Stephen Loman take out former champion Bibiano Fernandes at ONE on Prime Video 4.
During an interview with ONE, Sangiao had this to say about ‘The Sniper’:
“Stephen is one of the longest-tenured world champions we have on this team. He already won multiple world titles in other organizations and his skills and talent are definitely ONE world champion material.”
With a win against Fernandes, Loman could fight for the bantamweight title next time out. John Lineker and Fabricio Andrade will determine the 135-pound king in February 2023, and there is no clear-cut number-one contender after that.
Loman is 2-0 since making his ONE Championship debut in December 2021. The former BRAVE CF champion is widely-expected to be the bantamweight champion one day.
With that said, 'The Sniper' needs to put on an impressive performance at ONE on Prime Video 4. The fight can be seen for free on Prime Video for all the platform’s subscribers across North America.