JENELYN OLSIM will always be a go-getter through and through.
And with another opportunity arising, the Team Lakay rising star is seizing the opportunity as she steps back inside the ONE Circle at “ONE: BAD BLOOD” on 11 February in Singapore.
Ms. Olsim reacquaints herself with Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan in a women’s atomweight fight that is three months in the making.
The two fighters were supposed to fight at “ONE: NEXTGEN II” last November in an alternate bout in the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix until changes had to be made.
Ms. Olsim stepped up in place of the injured Itsuki “Android 18” Hirata in the Grand Prix semifinal, as she valiantly fought Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat on short notice, losing via unanimous decision.
The changes, unfortunately, left Ms. Radzuan without a match.
Curiously, Ms. Olsim once again steps in the place of Ms. Hirata, who was originally intended to meet Ms. Radzuan in this card but had to pull out due to injuries.
Ms. Olsim’s focus, however, is on Ms. Radzuan now as she hopes to put into work the lessons she got from her last fight against Ms. Phogat in her quest to become a more complete fighter.
Daring as her move to take the fight in such a short time frame, Ms. Olsim also pointed out that she wouldn’t change it for the world as she has gained another perspective in fighting here at ONE — a blessing in disguise all the more in the leadup to this match against another capable striker like the Malaysian Ms. Radzuan.
The clash between Ms. Olsim and Ms. Radzuan will be part of a loaded undercard for ONE: BAD BLOOD, which will be headlined by the heated rivalry between fellow Brazilians Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes and John “Hands of Stone” Lineker for the ONE Bantamweight World Championship.