- Pinoy celebrities and netizens were surprised and reacted upon seeing the girlfriend of Cuban fighter, Yordenis Ugas
- Many thought that the girl at the ringside cheering Ugas on every time he hits Manny Pacquiao is Pinay dancer and actress, Aira Bermudez
- The mistake is understandable as the resemblance between Aira and Ugas’ longtime girlfriend, now identified as Dayanara Leon, is remarkable
- Upon learning that it was a different person, many netizens and celebrities laughed at themselves while posting about the mistake
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Everyone was surprised to see a familiar Pinay face at the ringside cheering Cuban fighter Yordenis Ugas on during his fight with Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
Many thought it was famous dancer and actress, Aira Bermudez, cheering for the Cuban champ.
However, as it turned out, it was Dayanara Leon, the longtime girlfriend of Ugas, giving moral support to her boyfriend.
The mistake was understandable as Dayanara and Aira have a remarkable resemblance.
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In fact, they could even be almost mistaken for twins, except that the color tone of Dayanara is deeper compared to that of Aira.
Some netizens would not have that, however, as they jokingly claimed Aira’s skin tone was a product of hours of bleach.
Even celebrities like Aiko Melendez found it difficult to get over the uncanny resemblance of the two.
“Bwhahahahahaaha grabe sya,” Aiko in a comment to a netizen’s post, said.
There were even some netizens asking whether Ugas’ fiancée is really Aira.
Ugas won in a unanimous decision in his fight against Manny Pacquiao.
Several days before the fight, Ugas was considered an underdog with many declaring that he will be knocked out by Pacquiao or the referee will stop the fight at the seventh or eighth round.
Pundits were wrong, however, as Ugas proved he was the better fighter on that particular day.
Yordenis Ugás Hernández, more popularly known as Yordenis Ugas, is a professional boxer from Cuba who reigned as the WBA (Super) welterweight title beginning January 2021. He was born on July 14, 1986 in Cuba. He successfully defended his fight against boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao, in a unanimous decision that could possibly signal the retirement of the Pinoy boxer.
Manny Pacquiao's wife, Jinkee Pacquiao went with Manny Pacquiao during his fight with Cuban boxing champ Yordenis Ugas. She was looking down and could barely raise her eyes to witness the kind of beating that her husband is suffering from. After the game, Jinkee and their children went to the locker room where Pacquiao was trying to get some rest. She posted on Instagram that she is very proud of her husband, including all Filipinos.
Manny lost to Ugas in their WBA welterweight championship. Actress-host Melai Francisco took to social media to react to Manny’s upset loss to the Cuban fighter. The popular actress-host called Ugas “Ungas” for beating Manny. However, Melai added that she’s just joking and that she’s scared that God might get angry at her for her comment.