Relating to unfinished enterprise, John Lineker and Fabricio Andrade have lots. This heated rivalry got here to a head in October final 12 months when the pair met for the primary time – and bragging rights inside the bantamweight division. A no-contest following a stiff groin shot from Andrade solely threw gas on their hearth, and now we get to run issues again once more. With the bantamweight world title on the road, count on fireworks on this one.
A Muay Thai masterclass
When Tawanchai PK.Saenchai steps into the circle with Jamal Yusupov we’ll get to see two of the world’s finest in motion. Featherweight Muay Thai champ Tawanchai will put his title on the road towards the quantity two ranked fighter, a person raised within the robust surrounds of Dagestan however now representing Turkey. Yusupov has received all three of his ONE outings, whereas Tawanchai rides a three-fight win streak – with two spectacular KOs within the course of.
Kelly goals for the celebs
Relating to fighters anticipated to make a speedy rise in 2023, place Danielle Kelly in that class. The American is elite on the subject of BJJ, and her catchweight submission grappling bout towards Akaya Miura is simply the check she must kick the 12 months off. She was ultra-impressive in submitting Sambo world champ Mariia Molchanova final trip – bagging a $50k bonus within the course of. Kelly desires to get her fingers on a world title this 12 months, and that is the subsequent rung on the ladder.
Legend seems to get again on monitor
Martin Nguyen’s legacy is already secured. The primary ever two-division world champion in ONE is an all-time nice – however will likely be seeking to get his title again within the win column. He could have misplaced three of his final 4, however remains to be ranked fourth within the featherweight division, and at 33-years-old, time isn’t catching up on him simply but. Subsequent up for him is Shamil Gasanov. The Russian is ranked only one place beneath Nguyen, and seeking to construct on his ONE debut win final October.
A challenger desires a title shot
Primary ranked bantamweight kickboxer Saemapetch Fairtex kicks off his 2023 marketing campaign this month. 2022 definitely had its ups and down for him, a loss towards rival Tawanchai being probably the most notable of the downs, however victory final trip obtained him reestablished within the win column. A win over Zhang Chenglong is probably not thought-about a press release win (Zhang has misplaced his final 5 bouts), however will add one other layer of confidence as he goes attempting to find gold in 2023.
ONE Combat Evening 7: Lineker v Andrade takes place Saturday February 25 4am GST on the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Bangkok. It is a evening to not be missed so mark your calendars, obtain the ONE Tremendous App, and go to look at.onefc.com now!