Big wins for Filipino athletes competing throughout the globe.
Olympic figure skater Michael Christian Martinez finished in 6th place at the Golden Spin of Zagreb in Croatia over the weekend.
Martinez, who was among 22 international competitors scored 204.45.
In contact sports, the “Hawaiian Punch” Brian Viloria, beat Mexican Armando Vasquez over the weekend in Glendale, California.
Viloria dropped the Mexican with a left hook during the 41 second mark of the fourth round.
Since losing his Super flyweight titles in Macau last year, the former champion has won three straight fights – the last two by knock out.
Meantime, former boxing champ Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton defeated Walaa Abbas of Egypt in her second mixed martial arts fight over the weekend at the ONE FC event in Manila, improving her MMA record to 2-1.
Julaton’s camp say Top Rank CEO Bob Arum plans to promote her fight in Macau early next year, as she hopes to become the first fighter in history to simultaneously hold world titles in boxing and MMA.
On the same ONE FC card, former Ultimate Fighting Championship contender Brandon Vera had a happy homecoming, knocking out another Filipino Igor Subora.
This was the Virginia-raised Filipino-American’s first fight in the Philippines.