After Thrilling Win, Pacatiw Believes Best is Yet to Come in 2020

Bantamweight star Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw made his 10th Brave Combat Federation appearance a short, yet impressive work inside the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium Sports Hall.

Last Friday, December 27, Pacatiw secured a first-round TKO win over Felipe Efrain of Brazil in a catchweight contest at BRAVE CF 33 in Saudi Arabia.

It was Pacatiw’s sixth win under the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts organization and his second win this 2019, after splitting his previous two battles inside the Brave Combat Federation cage.

The decisive win over a former Brave Combat Federation World Title challenger looks easy to the eyes of many as it ended quickly, but the 23-year-old Baguio City native believes the win was the result of his hard work and mindset to succeed.

“First of all, I was very happy with my performance that evening. Winning against a former World Title challenger is a very big achievement for me as a person and as an athlete. It will definitely give me the best momentum as I go on with my Brave Combat Federation journey next year,” Pacatiw expressed.

Training non-stop since losing in Bahrain against Ali “The Royal Fighter” Al Qaisi at BRAVE CF 29 last month, Pacatiw admits that his eagerness to bounce back strong and to show the improvements in his game has played a big role in collecting the win last Friday.

In his bout against Efrain, Pacatiw shared that on top of his overall skill set that he was developing daily inside the Team Lakay gym, he focused more on his stand-up game, as he already speculated that his war against his Brazilian counterpart will be a striking showdown once the opening bell rang.

Pacatiw admits that he carried too much respect for Efrain heading to their match, that is why he was making sure of every attack that he will execute and the proper timing to go for the kill.

“I only have one game plan that night and this is to strike with him. We all know that Efrain is an aggressive fighter who loves to move forward, so I just need to wait for the perfect opportunity and land my best shot. Luckily I found it and landed it smoothly that evening,” Pacatiw said.

Now with positive momentum heading to 2020, Pacatiw is brimming with confidence to showcase even better in his next matches. For “The Juggernaut” the party has just started and expects to see a different version of him the next time he steps inside the cage.

“Training never stops for me. I’ll start right away once I got back home. Every win pushes me to improve my game more. I want my opponents to think what weapon of Jeremy Pacatiw will be used against them,” Pacatiw said.

“I have big plans ahead. 2019 taught me a lot. I will continue to develop. Expect a stronger Jeremy Pacatiw next year.”

Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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