Miado stuns Miao in strawweight rematch

Published October 29, 2021, 9:37 PM

by Carlo Anolin

Filipino fighter Jeremy Miado showed impressive and dominant striking against Chinese rival Miao Li Tao and took home a technical knockout win in their strawweight rematch in ONE: NEXTGEN Friday night, Oct. 29 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Jeremy Miado (ONE Championship)

Miado, who is coming back from a two-year hiatus, showed no ring rust at all as he punished Miao with all sorts of striking from all angles and only needed 50 seconds in the second round to conclude their rivalry.

Gaining momentum from a commanding first round, the Marrok Force fighter added more weight to his punches after Miao tried to signal for an illegal strike but referee Justin Brown dismissed the call.

Miado capitalized on the moment and unloaded a barrage of punches which forced Miao to turn in full defense mode before Brown halted the match with 4:10 remaining.

Miado’s punches were clearly precise and clean, avoiding Miao’s back of the head while slowly wrapping up the match with striking punishment.

“I’m very surprised because I expected that he [was] gonna shoot and that’s it. He [threw] punches with me,” said Miado, who improved to a 10-4 record.

The Filipino warrior started fiery from the get-go, throwing strong combinations and body blows on Miao in the first round.

Miado also bombarded Miao with a crisp overhand, another combination, and the jumping knee that wobbled the Chinese fighter.

It wasn’t until the last minute of the first round that Miao, who opted for a counterstriking stance, landed a clean shot on Miado but to no avail.

Miao, for his part, fell to a 6-5 slate.