Brooks calls out Pacio, Minowa after victorious ONE debut

An emotional Jarred Brooks talked to Mitch Chilson at the sideline after submitting Lito Adiwang of Team Lakay in their strawweight bout in ONE: NEXTGEN III at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Friday night, Nov 26.

Jarred Brooks (ONE)

But when Chilson popped the chance for Brooks to address the remaining of the strawweight division, the American star did not hesitate to call out both the reigning champion Joshua Pacio, Adiwang's teammate, and Japanese fighter Hiroba Minowa.

"I think Hiroba Minowa is on my list next. We were supposed to fight November 12th. two fights that he has not been able to fight with me so yeah. Hiroba Minowa, I think you should step into this cage with me and let's do a little dance," said Brooks, who improved to a 17-2 record.

"Besides that, I think Joshua Pacio needs to be put on notice. The whole strawweight division needs to be put on notice at this point," added the former UFC fighter.

Interestingly, both Pacio and Minowa have different yet unique connections to Adiwang.

Pacio, obviously, is Adiwang's stablemate in Team Lakay and more than that, they are like brothers on a personal note.

Prior to his loss against Brooks, Adiwang already said that he's willing to pave the way for his "little brother" Pacio as far as the title shot is concerned.

But now that Brooks finished off Adiwang, it seems that there will be an indirect approval for both Pacio and the American veteran to face off sooner or later.

Meanwhile, Adiwang, who fell to a 13-4 record, lost to a controversial split decision call against Minowa also in the month of November last year.

"I mean, I don't wanna seem too cocky but I do think I am the best in the world and that's why I beat Lito Adiwang tonight," said Brooks with regards to his message to the strawweight contenders.