Jenelyn Olsim ready to get back into the winning column when she takes on Julie Mezabarba in her next move inside round ONE.
Olsim and Mezabarba will defeat it in an atomic competition at ONE 158: Tawanchai vs. Larsen on June 3 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The match against Mezabarba will be Olsim’s fourth match in the ONE Championship main line-up and the first since she lost to Ritu Phogat in October 2021.
In an interview with ONE Championship, Olsim said she wants to get back to the winning milestone and she wants to surpass it in any way possible.
Jenelyn Olsim speak:
“Given that unfortunate result, I really want this match to be in my favor. I really want that win. If possible, I want to end this war. “
Olsim excelled in the first two matches to win promotion, with a score of 2-0 against Maira Mazar and Bi Nguyen.
However, her budding winning streak was halted when she suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Phogat in the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix semifinals.
Olsim, however, was not originally supposed to be present in the Grand Prix. She entered the match shortly after Japanese star Itsuki Hirata withdrew from the match due to health concerns.
Jenelyn Olsim considers Mezabarba a super striker
Olsim, a member of the popular Team Lakay gym, is a talented striker in her own right, having fought in Muay Thai and kickboxing before joining the ONE Championship.
The 25-year-old tennis player also won a bronze medal in the Vovinam competition of the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Despite her credentials, Olsim considers Mezabarba to be a better striker than her.
Mezabarba holds the professional record of 9-3, with three of her wins being by knockout. She also had a win against the always-dangerous Mei Yamaguchi on her ONE Championship debut in September 2021.
What Olsim has, however, is a relentless will that she plans to use against her Brazilian rival.
“Mezabarba considers me a tough and capable athlete. I think her prowess is unsurpassed but I won’t let that overshadow my strong will to win. ”