Notwithstanding the series of clutches that Australian fighter Reece McLaren landed, the Filipino Mark Streigl lost the fight during the One FC: Spirit of Champions Battle at the Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
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The duel between Streigl and McLaren is the fight for the Bantamweight Division title. Although Streigl dominated in the first two round of the battle, he tapped out on a rear-naked choke during the heated third round of clash.
The defeat was not expected by many after Streigl showed brilliance in his offensive surge in rounds one and two. He even landed a big kick right in the face of McLaren and a sharp elbow to his opponent’s head.
However, those hard hits by Streigl only awakened the Aussie fighter and came alive to win in the third round.
For McLaren, the win gave him his third straight victory and improved his MMA record to 8 wins and 3 losses. Meanwhile, Streigl fell down to his second loss in his pro career with 14 wins.