Miado Eyes Using Newfound Confidence in BJJ at International Debut
Interviewing Jeremy Miado almost feels like chatting with an amateur fighter. No, we’re not talking about the arrogance of someone who’s had a month of jiu-jitsu training and thinks he can take on anyone on the street. Jeremy is the polar opposite.
A native of Legazpi City, Albay, Miado has the humility of a neophyte putting on a pair of gloves for the first time. But obviously, he is far from that. Miado is, in fact, the current Blaze FC strawweight champion.
On April 21, in a card littered with ONE’s Filipino staples, he will have the chance to prove that he is fit for the big leagues as he steps inside the ONE Championship cage for the first time. His opponent is compatriot Robin Catalan of Catalan Fighting System.
“Kilala ko po ang family niya. I respect them kasi mababait po silang magkakapatid. Ang masasabi ko lang ay good luck po sa darating na laban namin.”
Both Miado and Catalan are high-intensity fighters, and Jeremy is convinced the fight will not go the distance. More importantly, he hopes to gain the upper hand wherever the fight goes. “Pinaghandaan ko po ang wrestling at striking niya kasi alam kong doon siya malakas. Nag-focus din po ako sa Muay Thai at jiu-jitsu para kung saan man kami dalhin ng laban, makakaya ko siyang sabayan.”
If that’s the case, then things are looking good for “The Jaguar.” The lanky 24-year-old is one of many Filipino mixed martial artists who started out as boxers. Now working with a team focused on expanding his jiu-jitsu game, Miado’s grappling is surely gaining ground.
Representing Sucuri MMA in Marikina City and Lion’s Den MMA in Bicol, Jeremy will certainly look for the finish on April 21. He concludes, “Salamat po sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa akin lalo na kay Sir Ferdie (Munsayac), my girlfriend, at sa Apex Fightwear.”
Mark “Sexymundo” Raymundo is a copywriter and an amateur fighter with a perfect record of 21-0. Nah, he’s just a copywriter.
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