Welterweight competitor Zebastian Kadestam is born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, but now he takes pride in representing his second home, which is the Philippines.
With a professional record of 9-3, Kadestam believes that the country’s mixed martial arts scene played a pivotal role in his career and to where he is presently. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows both striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts.
“The Philippines is my home away from home. It’s a beautiful country. My stay in the Philippines for four years spark-plugged my professional career in the sport,” Kadestam said.
The 26-year-old striker raised his ONE Championship stock training out of Legacy Gym in Boracay, Aklan. “Definitely, I would not have come to this country if I were not certain of having a career here.”
Kadestam had four exciting bouts in the Philippines, including an 11-second stoppage of Finnish rival Glenn Sparv in April 2016 to capture the welterweight championship of a regional promotion.