Jonathan Haggerty and Fabricio Andrade’s bout for the vacant ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title has captivated followers around the globe.
The two divisional kings will meet at ONE Combat Evening 15 on Prime Video, which fits down Friday, October 6, at Bangkok, Thailand’s Lumpinee Stadium.
Whereas Haggerty holds the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship, Andrade has the division’s MMA belt. However, like Haggerty, the Brazilian’s additionally received some severe expertise within the putting arts.
That mentioned, Haggerty believes his rival’s shift to a unique rule set will probably be too difficult.
“Fabricio’s been in MMA now for three-to-four years, so I really feel prefer it’s going to be a bit troublesome for him to vary over to the kickboxing model. I’ve been on my toes all my life. So, I’ve received the benefit,” he mentioned.
“It’s going to be a superb struggle. A tricky struggle. We’re excited for it. He’s making the improper resolution coming over to my world, however we love a trier.”
Jonathan Haggerty needs Fabricio Andrade’s MMA belt too
Jonathan Haggerty shocked the world in April after defeating a longtime putting ace. He knocked out Nong-O Hama to seize the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title.
In doing so, he etched his identify within the document books as a two-division ONE World Champion. He beforehand gained the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title in Could 2019.
Whereas getting ready for Andrade at ONE Fight Night 15, Haggerty now finds himself on a quest that would redefine his legacy. If he beats Andrade, he’ll be a part of an elite group of athletes who’ve gained ONE Championship World Titles in two totally different sports activities. Due to that, his fundamental focus is on successful the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title.
Nonetheless, Haggerty’s aspirations don’t cease there. He additionally has his sights set on turning into a three-sport ONE World Champion and taking Andrade’s strap.
“As soon as I win the kickboxing belt in opposition to him, I’m positively going to be calling him out for his MMA belt,” Haggerty mentioned.
“He feels that he can step over to our world, so after I take this kickboxing belt, I wish to come for his MMA belt, for certain.”