Victory in Saudi Arabia made Jeremy Pacatiw Aspire Even Higher

Fresh from one of his biggest wins as a mixed martial artist, Bantamweight standout Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw feels that he is at the highest point of his professional career.

The Team Lakay star scored a highlight-reel victory last December 27 after knocking out Felipe Efrain of Brazil in the very first round of their catchweight bout at BRAVE CF 33 held at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

That was Pacatiw’s second impressive victory last 2019, which started with his submission win over his compatriot Mark “Iron” Alcoba at BRACE CF 22 in Manila, Philippines last March.

The hard-hitting Filipino admitted that his focus and dedication to improving his overall game have played a major role in his recent success inside the Brave Combat Federation stage.

“Mentally and physically, I feel that I’m stronger than ever,” Pacatiw expressed.

“I started to acknowledge my weaknesses and then worked on them. I doubled my effort inside the gym. I always listen to my team especially to coach Mark Sangiao.”

After ending the year on a high note, Pacatiw pointed out that his scintillating triumph over Efrain is just the beginning of more positive things to come.

“I look forward to more challenges that await me this 2020. Bantamweight is one of the deepest divisions in Brave Combat Federation and there are so many great guys all wanting to get to the top,” Pacatiw asserted.

“I know that every match is tough, but I have to keep winning so I can stay in the mix.”

Physically and mentally healthy at the moment, Pacatiw also hopes to compete as many as possible this year. The 23-year-old Baguio City native who holds the record for the most number of appearances under the Bahrain-based mixed martial arts organization also stressed that he is willing to face any opponent they want him to face next.

“This 2020, I hope to compete as many times as possible. Last year I fought three times, this year I hope I can double that number,” Pacatiw shared.

“I’m willing and ready to face anyone. That is the reason I train hard every day to make sure that I can always showcase my 100% regardless of the opponent that is in front of me.”

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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