Connect with us

GSPN

YAP ON THE MAP: FIGHTER CRUSHES BELLATOR DEBUT

Yap on the Map!

By Patrick Lujan

Move over stone money, Jennifer Dugwen Chieng is also putting Yap on the map.

After being the first female athlete to win a gold medal in the Pacific Games in 2015 for boxing, Chieng stepped into the Bellator cage Saturday night in New York City and crushed it, winning her MMA debut by knockout in the opening round in Bellator 208.

Chieng trains out of the famous Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan and is a teammate of Guam muay thai fighter Michelle ‘Guam Bomb’ Diaz.

Chieng was named the ‘Best Female Athlete of the 2015 Pacific Games’ by the Association of  National Olympic Committees. Her exceptional 2015 also included winning a Golden Glove championship in New York.

Chieng and Michael Phelps, flag bearers at the 2015 Olympic Games. (photo from www.jennifer-chieng.com)

She had the honor of being the flag bearer for the FSM at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Not bad coming from an island of approximately 12,000…and it seems like this is just the beginning.

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

April

May 2021

June
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for May

30th

No Events
Events for May

31st

No Events

Foody’s Fun Facts

FD Friars Volleyball Setter Elijah Garrido

Polls

Which opponent are you most looking forward to Guam facing as the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers resumes?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Four of the six starters on the 2020 Middle School Volleyball Champion Untalan Wildcats met for the first time since winning a title together as the Tiyan Titans took on the Okkodo Bulldogs in the first game of the ISA Boys Volleyball Season. (#7 Samuel Carino, #9 Lance Mupas, #15 Nicholas Santos, #17 Nash Ericsson)

COMING SOON …

UFC Fights

June 13: Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola

June 20: Roque Martinez vs. Josh Parisian

July 25: Trevin Jones vs. Tony Kelley

QUICK HITS

Ivan Sablan took home the Mel Davis Junior Golf Tournament title (Boys 15-18) with rounds of 78-73. Markus Nanpei (77-78) and Eduardo Terlaje (79-74) followed behind two strokes back at GICC.
Photo L – R:  Mel Davis (GJGL Coach), Nanpei, Sablan, Terlaje and Jovy Lacson (GJGL Tournament Director)
——————————————————–
Pro rugger Zach Pangelinan suffered a leg injury on his way to a try in the Houston SaberCats match vs. the L.A. Giltinis on Saturday in Major League Rugby action. The 32-year-old fullback in his fourth year with Houston is recovering and said he will be back on the pitch soon.

More in GSPN