In order for Joshua Pacio to be successful at ONE 166, he is aware that he must better his performance against Jarred Brooks based on the experience he gained from the first fight.
The reign of the world champion came to an end at ONE 164, which took place in Manila, Philippines, in December 2022. The main event was held inside the Mall of Asia Arena, and the world champion was unable to stop Brooks from running without losing.
In spite of the fact that his performance on that evening did not demonstrate his full potential, there were a lot of valuable lessons to be learned from it. Pacio has been putting in the effort to ensure that he is as well prepared as possible, and he will make an effort to rectify any errors when he is asked for them for the second time.
In an interview with The MMA Superfan, the former kingpin stated that his analysis of Brooks’s tapes has resulted in a significantly improved comprehension of his game:
In addition to that, I focused on the errors that I made and thought about the patterns that Brooks displayed during our first match. After gaining an understanding of how he conducts his takedowns, I am now able to protect myself in an appropriate manner. Developing the ideal strategy for the game is the next step at this point.
Joshua Pacio has everything he needs to reclaim the strawweight throne
If there’s anyone in the world that you would bank on to come back better in the rematch, it’s Joshua Pacio.
The former strawweight champion has come up short in title fights on multiple occasions, only to come back and get the last laugh over his former foes.
Repeating this cycle against Brooks might be the toughest test of his career to date but they don’t call him ‘The Passion’ for nothing, and everything he has is going into this rematch.
Will Pacio reclaim the throne or will Brooks earn a second win over the man that has sat at the top of the division for such a long time?
ONE 166 will air live on March 1 for ONE Championship’s debut event in Qatar.