Joshua Pacio vs. Alex Silva for Strawweight Gold Tops ONE Championship’s Fire & Fury

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Strawweight champ Joshua Pacio will defend his belt at home against Brazil’s Alex Silva at ONE Championship’s Fire & Fury card next month.

ONE Championship strawweight title holder Joshua Pacio has his next title defense set. 23-year old Pacio, in his second reign in the division, will put the belt on the line against Brazil’s Alex Silva at ONE’s Fire & Fury card in Manila, Philippines.

The promotion announced the news Thursday via press release, in addition revealing a chunk of the card for the January event.

Pacio (18-3) is coming off his first defense of the belt, opposite Rene Catalan last month. The second round submission followed up a fouth-round knockout against Yosuke Saruta in April, the fight which saw Pacio reclaim his belt from the Japanese fighter, who dethroned him in their first meeting.

Silva (9-4), meanwhile, has won two straight under the ONE banner, with both wins coming via submission.

A couple of other ONE standouts will also appear on the card. Former lightweight champ Eduard Folayang (22-8) will face Ahmed Mujtaba (8-2) of Pakistan, while former flyweight title challenger Danny Kingad (13-2) will look to bounce back from a loss to Demetrious Johnson against Xie Wei (5-2).

The ONE Championship: Fire & Fury card is currently as follows:

Main Event
ONE Strawweight World Championship

Joshua Pacio (C) vs Alex Silva
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Eduard Folayang vs Ahmed Mujtaba
Mixed Martial Arts: 77.1kg

Danny Kingad vs Xie Wei
Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg

Petchdam PetchyindeeAcademy vs Momotaro
Muay Thai: 61.2kg

Kwon Won Il vs Shoko Sato
Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg

Alma Juniku vs Anne Line Hogstad
Muay Thai: 52.2kg

Lito Adiwang vs Pongsiri Mitsatit
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Gina Iniong vs Asha Roka
Mixed Martial Arts: 52.2kg

Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym vs Chris Shaw
Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Jomary Torres vs Jenny Huang
Mixed Martial Arts: 52.2kg

ONE Championship: Fire & Fury takes place Friday, January 31 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.