Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

Former two-division ONE world champion Martin Nguyen thinks bantamweight Muay Thai king Jonathan Haggerty has the benefit over MMA titleholder Fabricio Andrade once they collide for the vacant kickboxing gold within the division subsequent month.

‘The Basic’ and ‘Surprise Boy’ will headline ONE Combat Evening 16 on Prime Video on November 3 on the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok. Each are gunning to annex the kickboxing world title, along with the belts they have already got respectively.

Requested by onefc.com for his tackle the marquee all-champion title conflict, Martin Nguyen stated for the reason that contest will likely be performed beneath kickboxing guidelines, it’s understandably logical to name it in favor of a pure striker like Jonathan Haggerty.

‘The Situ-Asian’ stated:

“This can be a kickboxing battle. Everybody would assume Haggerty would have considerably of a bonus, and on paper, you’ll assume, yeah, 100%.”

Martin Nguyen, nevertheless, cautioned to not rule out Fabricio Andrade outright within the contest, contemplating that the Brazilian constructed in depth expertise competing within the hanging arts of kickboxing and Muay Thai earlier than specializing in MMA beneath the ONE Championship banner.

British striker Jonathan Haggerty was final in motion again in April, when he seized the ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world title from longtime divisional king Nong-O Hama. He did it in spectacular and explosive trend, knocking out the Thai celebrity within the opening spherical of the title showdown.

The identical goes for Fabricio Andrade, who’s coming off his personal title conquest in February. There he claimed the vacant ONE bantamweight MMA world title belt by stopping former champion John Lineker by technical knockout (nook stoppage) within the fourth spherical.

In the meantime, Martin Nguyen, the No. 3 contender within the featherweight MMA division, swung again to the win column in February this 12 months over Brazilian Leonardo Casotti by unanimous determination. He’s seeking to return to motion earlier than the 12 months ends.

ONE Combat Evening 16 will air dwell in US primetime freed from cost for present Prime Video subscribers in North America.

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