Next week, Filipino strawweight fighter ‘Thunder Kid’ Lito Adiwang will be opening the event at ONE Fight Night 16, and he promises that fans are in for an excellent treat.
After a full recovery from a torn ACL that kept him out of action for more than a year, the 30-year-old firecracker from Baguio City, Philippines will make his second appearance in ONE Championship this year. He will compete in the featherweight division of the tournament. Adiwang is aiming for his second straight finish in the world’s largest martial arts organization, and he has one message for the fans: ‘don’t blink.’ Adiwang is gunning for his second straight finish in the world’s largest martial arts organization.
A highly anticipated rematch between Adiwang and fellow countryman ‘The Jaguar’ Jeremy Miado is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 3rd, during ONE Fight Night 16: Haggerty vs. Andrade on Prime Video. The event will be aired live from the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Fans are absolutely drooling at the possibility of an all-out war occurring during the all-Filipino showdown, and Adiwang is confident that he and Miado will deliver the goods.
Adiwang recently gave an interview to ONE Championship, during which he stated that this second bout with Miado will be even more thrilling than the first fight they had.
According to ‘Thunder Kid,’
“The difference in this fight, I think, is that I expect this fight to have a faster pace. Although I believe we are more technically proficient strikers right now, you can expect us to go all in and be more aggressive this time.”
In March of 2022, ‘Thunder Kid’ had his first encounter with ‘The Jaguar’ at the famous ONE X. A roaring audience at Singapore Indoor Stadium cheered on the two top contenders in the strawweight division as they went to war in front of them. The bout was cut short, however, when Adiwang twisted his knee and hurt himself, which allowed Miado to win via technical knockout.
Now that Adiwang’s wounds are entirely healed, the show must go on, and the two will finish what they started in the ring by resolving any unfinished business between them.
Fans in the United States and Canada who have a current subscription to Amazon Prime Video may watch all of the action of ONE Fight Night 16: Haggerty vs. Andrade live and for free as long as they have an internet connection.