Benedict Ang only turned 20 a couple of weeks ago but the Singaporean featherweight has already got his pro mixed martial arts (MMA) career off to the best possible start. He’s won two fights out of two for Asia’s biggest promotion and will be back in action at ONE: “Ascent to Power” next month.
In his most recent outing the Singaporean was thrown in with experienced Indonesian Yohan Legowo and needed just two rounds to finish an opponent 15 years his senior. The Indonesian was a veteran of 10 fights and this was a particularly satisfying victory for Ang.
“I stuck to the game plan given and I believe that performance was a methodical dissection of a vastly more experienced opponent. With that being said, there are still many things for me to fix and learn. I am still no where near my full potential and I am always improving my craft. I was very pleased with the performance but the best is yet to come.
It represented quite a step up for Ang who would have been just six years old when Legowo made his pro debut but the Singaporean says he took it all in his stride.
“I wasn’t nervous about fighting someone as experienced as Legowo. I was just excited about the challenge. I train with the best team in the world, Evolve MMA, and when you are surrounded by a world championship team you have absolute confident in your preparation and your ability to come out victorious.”
Next up is an opponent who already has five wins on his record. Jimmy Yabo needed just 21 seconds to finish Bashir Ahmad in his last fight and Ang is determined not to leave any openings for the Filipino to potentially exploit.
“I saw that fight and I wasn’t surprised because Yabo is a decent ….View full article
Source:: mma mania