ONE bantamweight MMA world champion Fabricio Andrade had it tough whereas rising up on the outskirts of Fortaleza in Brazil. However it’s the identical expertise and setting which led him to make one thing of his life.
‘Marvel Boy’ discovered it in doing fight sports activities, first in Muay Thai and kickboxing and later in blended martial arts. Such a path led him to a variety of success in numerous promotions each in his homeland and overseas. The newest is with ONE Championship the place he joined in 2020.
In an interview with onefc.com, Fabricio Andrade supplied a glimpse of what it was like rising up in his neighborhood, saying:
“I’ve had a variety of unhealthy issues in my life. I come from a quite simple neighborhood on the outskirts [of Fortaleza]. There are gangs, prison factions, and drug sellers, so I grew up seeing folks die in entrance of me.”
Following a profitable run in kickboxing, Fabricio Andrade continued to make waves when he made the leap to MMA. In ONE Championship, he has a report of six wins and 0 losses with one no-contest.
He received the vacant ONE bantamweight MMA world title again in February, stopping former division king John Lineker by technical knockout (nook stoppage) within the fourth spherical.
On November 3, the 26-year-old HIIT Studio/Marrok Pressure affiliate goes for a second world title when he vies for the division’s vacant kickboxing belt towards ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world champion Jonathan Haggerty of the UK.
It’s the headlining match for ONE Struggle Evening 16 on Prime Video that may go down on the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok and can air reside on US primetime freed from cost for present Prime Video subscribers in North America.
Fabricio Andrade is trying to make it consecutive world title conquests for him.
It’s the identical mission that Jonathan Haggerty has after ascending to the bantamweight Muay Thai throne in his final combat again in April. Previous to profitable the bantamweight gold, ‘The Normal’ held the ONE flyweight belt within the sport.