Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Roy Doliguez, who is set to test his skills on February 10 at the Negara Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia versus Alex Silva for the “ONE Championship: Throne of Tigers” card seems to be unfazed by his opponent’s renowned Jiu Jitsu pro-wess.
“I know he has a good submission game, but I am not afraid of it. I don’t mind exchanging positions with him on the ground. I also have grappling aside from my striking,” said Doliguez. “I don’t worry that much against him, but still, I have to be careful. He is a fighter with a world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu back-ground. That’s why I am working on my takedown defense for this fight.”
A former boxer with more than 40 fights in the boxing arena, Doliguez’s strength as a fighter re-volves around his striking. He has not been in the cage for a year, but says he worked to improve his overall game during that period of time.
“Grappling might be his bread-and-butter, but striking is my arena. If he wants to strike with me, I have no problem with that. For sure, he will feel my power,” Doliguez quipped.
“He is only a fighter, and everyone is beatable. I always put that in my mind. That’s why I’m confident and focused. I know on February 10 that I will prevail over Alex Silva.”
Doliguez, who holds a mixed martial arts record of 6-3, suffered two straight defeats since signing with Asia’s premiere MMA promotion.