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IN PHOTOS: Ana Julaton wins MMA debut by KO

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Relive the moment of Ana Julaton's successful MMA debut in photos from Nevin Reyes
MANILA, Philippines -It isn’t easy making the transition from the boxing ring to the cage: ask James Toney and Riddick Bowe.
But Ana Julaton – a former WBO junior featherweight champion from Daly City, Calif. – isn’t just an ordinary fistfighter moonlighting in mixed martial arts. The 33-year-old had trained in jiu jitsu and taekwondo from a young age before going to boxing later in life.
That experience served her well on Friday, May 2 when she stepped into the cage for the first time against Aya Saber of Egypt at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines for ONE FC’s Rise of Heroes. (READ: Ana Julaton wins MMA debut at One FC Rise of Heroes)
Julaton survived some tense moments, including a guillotine choke that nearly forced her to tap in round two to knock her opponent out with 59 seconds left in round three from a ground and pound attack.
Relive the moment with these photos from Nevin Reyes.
Ana Julaton makes her way to the cage for her first pro MMA fight. Photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler
Ana Julaton holds Aya Saber in a headlock while preparing to punch her in the ribs. Photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler
Ana Julaton rains down punches on Aya Saber in full mount position. Photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler
Ana Julaton sets up her offense against Aya Saber. Photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler
Ana Julaton throws hammer fists at Aya Saber moments before the fight is stopped. Photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler
Ana Julaton has her hand raised by the referee after being named the winner. Photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler
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