Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of Team Lakay was named as one of the “Ten Best MMA Fighters in the World Right Now” according to the Black Belt Magazine.
The list of athletes who stand out in 2020 was published on December 5, 2020.
According to the Black Belt Magazine, the Filipino fighter is one of the most exciting athletes in the sport today.
“ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio is one of the most exciting athletes in the sport today. Each time the Filipino steps inside the ONE Circle, he is looking to add another finish to his impressive highlights reel as he continues to help grow the sport in The Philippines with each and every performance. The Team Lakay representative is not just building his legacy in ONE, but in his homeland, as he becomes a bigger star and inspires a new generation.”
-Black Belt Magazine
Furthermore, the reigning ONE Championship’s Strawweight World Champion Pacio was recently included in the list of ESPN’s Top 25 MMA Fighters.
Black Belt Magazine
Black Belt Magazine is an American magazine based in Valencia, California covering martial arts and combat sports, and is one of the oldest titles dedicated to martial arts in the United States.
In 1961, Black Belt’s first issue was published by Mito Uyehara, a Japanese-American who practiced martial arts.
And it was stated in Black Belt that, “Based in Southern California, Mito Uyehara envisioned a national magazine that would help spread the Asian martial arts, the benefits of which he knew very well, to the American public.”
Right now, Black Belt is sporting an ultramodern redesign, a significant paper upgrade, and unexpected growth under its new owner, Century Martial Arts according to the magazine.
Top 10 Best MMA Fighters
Here is the full list of athletes who earned a spot in the Top 10 Best MMA Fighters in the World right now according to the Black Belt Magazine. The list is in no particular order.
- Demetrious Johnson
- Jon Jones
- Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Angela Lee
- Christian Lee
- Amanda Nunes
- Israel Adesanya
- Joshua Pacio
- Adriano Moraes
- Stipe Miocic
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Source: Black Belt Magazine