Joshua Pacio is acting as a potential cornerstone in One Championship, and the results seem to confirm how the current strawweight title holder is doing.
Although he has yet to compete in 2022, Pacio finds himself on a four-fight winning streak that now spans over three years. ‘The Passion’ was due to defend his 125-pound championship against Jarred Brooks in June before injury took the American out of action and undid those well-laid plans. As a result, Pacio hasn’t competed since ending his trilogy with Yosuke Saruta by burying the Japanese veteran with punches in the first round of their co-feature One “Revolution” on September 24.
As Pacio awaits news of his next assignment from the One Championship matchmakers, a look at some of the numbers that have been with him so far:
26: Years of age for Pacio, born January 10, 1996 in La Trinidad, Philippines.
9: Pacio wins by submission, accounting for 47% of his career total (19). His methods of choice include three rear chokes, two guillotine chokes, a kimura, a hammerlock, and an arm triangle choke.
1,332: Days spent by Pacio as the undisputed holder of the One Championship strawweight title, his time at the top of the division spanned two reigns. He held the 125-pound crown from September 22, 2018 to January 19, 2019, reclaimed it with a headbutt from Saruta in their April 12, 2019 rematch, and continues to top the weight class to this day.
6: Countries in which Pacio fought as a mixed martial artist. It went 15-0 in the Philippines, 1-1 in China, 1-1 in Indonesia, 1-0 in Thailand, 1-0 in Singapore and 0-1 in Myanmar.
122: It took Pacio seconds to dispatch Janito Bayot with a guillotine choke at Team Lakay Championship 10 on March 26, 2016. Having happened over six years ago, it remains his fastest finish to date.
30: Rounds completed by Pacio as a professional mixed martial artist. He has gone the distance four times and holds a 3-1 record in those fights.
5: Organizations for which Pacio practiced his profession of mixed martial arts. He went 11-3 in One Championship, 4-0 in Team Lakay Championship, 2-0 in Pacific Xtreme Combat, 1-0 in Fullcon Fighting Championship and 1-0 in Spartacus MMA.
.724: Cumulative winning percentage between the three men – Saruta, Hayato Suzuki and Yoshitaka Naito – who beat Pacio. They have a combined record of 55-16-5.