Denice Zamboanga is at the beach! She doesn’t share a location but we think it looks a lot like Boracay and the Filipina atomweight appears to be enjoying a break.

Last week she saw her husband to be Fritz Biagtan secure a dramatic late win at Lumpinee Stadium. He was making his ONE Championship debut and no-one will have been happier than Zamboanga.

There are quite a few couples in Asian MMA with Angela Lee and Bruno Pucci clearly the most well known. But Zamboanga and Biagtan will be looking to rival their success.


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Alive and well

Zamboanga competes in the atomweight division and earned a title shot after winning her first three ONE Championship fights. But that dream was ended when Lee and Pucci announced they were having a baby.

With Lee unable to defend her title the promotion decided to put on an atomweight Grand Prix. Zamboanga was controversially beaten by Seo Hee Ham in the quarter final and the convincingly beaten by the Korean in the rematch.

It left her title dreams in tatters but she got her career back on track with a hard fought split decision win over Lin Heqin at ONE Fight Night 5 last year. That victory propelled her to #3 in the atomweight rankings meaning her title dream is still alive and well.


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Long road

Biagtan has a long road ahead of him if he wants to earn a spot in the top five at flyweight, let alone a title shot. But the 27 year old secured his first MMA win since 2017 last week and will surely get another opportunity to compete on a ONE Championship card.

He also has experience of boxing and kickboxing and once faced Tenshin Nasukawa, making it as far as the third round before getting stopped by the legendary kickboxer. His MMA record stands at 5-1 and his boxing record is 1-1.

Since announcing their engagement last May neither Zamboanga nor Biagtan has lost a fight. This power couple has the Asian MMA world at its feet and if they want to take a break at the beach no-one can say they haven’t earned it!