Female boxing champ Ana Julaton completes ONE FC 15 line up in Manila

Photo via Ana Julaton

Filipino boxing world champion, Ana Julaton makes her MMA debut on May 2. Her bout against Aya Saeid Saber completes the ONE FC 15 line up in Manila.

Holly Holm won't be the only top level female boxer in MMA now.

WBO and IBA super-bantamweight champ Ana Julaton has signed with ONE FC, and will now be plying her trade as a two-sport athlete.

Like Holm, the 33-year-old Julaton also has a background in other striking arts to complement her world class boxing, as she holds black belts in Taekwondo and Karate. It only took 5 wins before Ana Julaton claimed her first world title, and the decorated boxer hopes to recreate that steep learning curve when she ventures on to MMA.

She will be making her debut against SFL vet Aya Saeid Saber (1-3) in Manila, where the Filipino-American boxing sensation will surely have the crowd on her side.

"Aya Saber is an experienced MMA warrior and champion in kickboxing. I know she will bring her very best on May 2nd. I'm training for my ONE FC homecoming fight in Manila harder than ever before and what gives me strength through my ups and downs are the hearts of my Kababayon all over."

The bout completes the ONE FC 15 line up which features a bantamweight title fight between Bibiano Fernandes and Masakatsu Ueda, along with a lightweight contest between Kotetsu Boku and Eduard Folayang. Check out the full fight card below.

ONE FC 15: Rise of Heroes
May 2, 2014 -- Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines

Bibiano Fernandes vs. Masakatsu Ueda
Kotetsu Boku vs. Eduard Folayang
Josh Alvarez vs. Rey Docyogen
Rob Lisita vs. Yusuke Kawanago 2
Tatsuya Mizuno vs. Leandro Ataides
James McSweeney vs. Chris Lokteff
Gianni Subba vs. Eugene Toquero
Ana Julaton vs. Aya Saeid Saber
Aung La N Sang vs. Mahmoud Salama
Jujeath Nagaowa vs. Jeet Toshi

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