Joshua Pacio stepped into the cage at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on Friday, April 12 to take on Yosuke Saruta in a co-main event bout at ONE Championship 93: Roots of Honor. The bout was for the promotion’s strawweight championship and it delivered in a big way.
Leaving no doubt, Pacio was able to land an incredible head kick knockout in the fourth round.
After taking the head kick directly to the jaw, Saruta immediately crumbled to the mat face first as the referee called an end to the fight.
You can check out video of the impressive knockout below.
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Here are the full results from ONE Championship 93: Roots of Honor.
ONE Championship 93: Roots of Honor
- Martin Nguyen knocks out Narantungalag Jadambaa at 1:07 of round two to retain the ONE Featherweight World Championship
- Joshua Pacio knocks out Yosuke Saruta at 2:43 of round four to reclaim the ONE Strawweight World Championship
- Tatsumitsu Wada defeats Gustavo Balart via unanimous decision (ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarter-final)
- Leandro Issa defeats Fu Chang Xin via armbar at 3:03 of round one (mixed martial arts – 68-kilogram catch weight)
- Andrei Stoica defeats Ibrahim El Bouni via unanimous decision (ONE Super Series kickboxing – light heavyweight)
- James Nakashima defeated Luis Santos via TKO at 56 seconds of round two (mixed martial arts – welterweight)
- Edward Kelly defeats Sung Jong Lee via TKO at 2:51 of round two (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
- Anderson Silva knocks out Andre Meunier via knockout at of 1:14 round one (ONE Super Series kickboxing – heavyweight)
- Kwon Won Il knocks out Eric Kelly at 19 seconds of round one (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
- Saemapetch Fairtex defeats Ognjen Topic via majority decision (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – bantamweight)
- Xie Bin defeats Ahmad Qais Jasoor via D’Arce choke at 2:27 of round two (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
- Niko Soe defeats Eko Roni Saputra via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 3:03 of round one (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
- Lerdsila Phuket Top Team defeats Kohei “Momotaro” Kodera via unanimous decision (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – flyweight)
- Bi Nguyen defeats Dwi Ani Retno Wulan via TKO at 3:55 of round one (mixed martial arts – women’s atomweight)
- Ramon Gonzales submits Akihiro Fujisawa via guillotine choke at 1:19 of round one (mixed martial arts – flyweight)