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Arian Sadikovic provides an analysis of his decisive victory over Nieky Holzken.


A past contender for the ONE world title, ‘Game Over’ Arian Sadikovic entered his most recent bout relishing the fact that he was a significant underdog. After all, the man who was facing him in the other corner of the ring at the ONE Championship was none other than Nieky ‘The Natural’ Holzken, a Dutch kickboxing icon who was widely considered to be Sadikovic’s most formidable adversary to date.

At ONE Fight Night 11: Eersel vs. Menshikov, which was broadcast live on Prime Video and took place at the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok on June 9, the two kickboxers engaged in a fierce battle.

And despite the fact that a number of spectators anticipated that Holzken would dominate the German kickboxing champion with relative ease, Sadikovic had other intentions.

After what had been an intense conflict from the very beginning to the very end, Sadikovic was pleased to be the victor and to have his hand raised. It was without a doubt the most significant victory of ‘Game Over’s career to this point.

Sadikovic talked about the fight and highlighted why he believes he deserved the victory, despite the fact that it was a close affair, during the post-fight interview that took place backstage following ONE Fight Night 11.

‘Game Over’ said:

“I believe that I fared reasonably well in the first two rounds. I would say that by the third round, I had him somewhat under my control. But, you know, I feel like I came out on top, one hundred percent.”
Watch the interview in the following video:

With the victory, Sadikovic has put himself in a position for a potential rematch with ‘The Immortal’ Regian Eersel, who is the current lightweight kickboxing and Muay Thai world champion for ONE.

In April 2022, Eersel won a victory over Sadikovic via unanimous decision; however, he has his sights set on getting his own back on the Dutch-Surinamese lightweight king.

Fans in the United States and Canada who have a current subscription to Amazon Prime Video will be able to see a replay of ONE Fight Night 11: Eersel vs. Menshikov, which features Sadikovic’s remarkable performance against Holzken, even if they missed it the first time around.

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