After his 23-second destruction of Adrian Mattheis, Lito Adiwang is reportedly ‘hoping’ for a rematch with Jarred Brooks.

At ONE Friday Fights 34, Lito Adiwang knocked out Adrian Mattheis in just 23 seconds. He feels this will be enough to earn him a rematch with Jarred Brooks, who is the current ONE strawweight MMA world champion.

Adiwang made his return to the renowned Lumpinee Boxing Stadium with a vengeance after sitting out for 18 months, and he finished ONE veteran Adrian Mattheis with a knockout that was so quick you may have missed it. The victory allowed ‘Thunder Kid’ to get back into the win column after suffering consecutive defeats, one of which came at the hands of ‘The Monkey God’ Jarred Brooks.

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Lito Adiwang believes that a rematch with Brooks might very well be on the horizon after his strong return victory, which served as a statement victory.

“Yeah, it seems as though everybody is talking but nobody is signing. Send me a contract, Adiwang said to the South China Morning Post during his presence at the press event that took place after the fight was over. The name is Jarred Brooks. Indeed, he is aware of it. I know he messaged me, and he wants that rematch just as much as I do, so I’m really hopeful that we can play each other again.”

At ONE: NextGen III in November 2021, ‘The Monkey God’ Lito Adiwang and Jarred Brooks fought for the first time inside the squared circle. ‘The Monkey God’ Lito Adiwang won via submission in the second round. After achieving that victory, Brooks went on to defeat Hiroba Minowa and Bokang Masunyane on route to a world title shot against Joshua Pacio, who had previously held the title for the strawweight division.

Brooks won the strawweight mixed martial arts title at ONE 164 with a resounding victory over Pacio and is currently searching for his first opportunity to defend his title. Is it possible that ‘Thunder Kid’ is the right person for the role? It’s possible, but only time will tell for sure.

The whole replay of ONE Friday Fights 34 can be viewed in its entirety on the official channel for ONE Championship on YouTube.

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