Pinoy Jenel Lausa Beaten But Still a Proud Pinoy
With high hopes, Filipino fighter Jenel Lausa went inside the cage against Eric Shelton as both fighters look to get a renewed chance at their UFC career. Both coming from a loss, Jenel Lausa and Eric Shelton went at it for three rounds but the man from Davenport, Iowa in the United States came out on top.
It was a hard-fought battle for Eric as he finally gets his first UFC win after suffering two split decision losses in his first two fights. Eric Shelton had some success against Jenel which prompted the referee to score it in his favor. Eric Shelton improves to 11 wins and 4 losses (1w -2 L in UFC).
Eric Shelton defeated Jenel Lausa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Jenel Lausa, on the other hand, suffered his first back to back loss in MMA and is now holding an MMA record of (7W-4L). Two of the losses came in the UFC. Jenel Lausa is one of the handful active UFC fighters and the loss tonight means that he needs to get back to the drawing board as he continues his MMA career.
Lausa is a proud fighter from Iloilo, Philippines and was a former boxer before he turned into MMA where he enjoyed an early success. Lausa was also was PXC Flyweight Champion.
At 29 years old, Jenel Lausa just came out from a decision loss against Magomed Bibulatov last April 2017. Eric Shelton, on the other hand, has been on the end of two split decision losses in the UFC and is looking to finally get into the W column as a UFC fighter.
Tomorrow night, one fighter will get back to winning as both are hungry to show the UFC fans that they belong to the top MMA promotion in the world.
The undercard of Fabricio Werdum and Marcin Tyubura fight at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Jenel Lausa is campaigning for his 3rd fight in the UFC and is looking to impress the promotion in order to get another chance for a fight contract.
Lausa has been eagerly waiting for his opportunity and wants nothing less than an impressive win.
Jenel Lausa the highly coveted MMA fighter from the Philippines will get another opportunity to fight in the UFC. Lausa is matched up against the fighter that spoiled the UFC debut of his compatriot CJ De Tomas.
Naoki Inoue will be a highly motivated fighter who will be defending the land fighting in his home crowd and maintaining his undefeated record against another Filipino.
This will be another test for Jenel Lausa as he faces another undefeated fighter. Lausa fell short in his last fight against Magomed Bibulatov and is looking to get his second win in the UFC against Inoue who is also looking to get his second UFC win at the expense of two Pinoy fighters.
Lausa record is at 7 wins and 3lossess, while Naoki Inoue is 11 win with no loss. Inoue will have an 8-inch advantage over Lausa who is standing at 5’5′.
The 28 years old from Iloilo city is in a must win situation. a victory against Naoki Inoue would increase his stock and would open up more opportunities. The Philippine fans are waiting for another Filipino UFC star and Jenel is in a good position to be that fighter.