ONE strawweight MMA contender Lito Adiwang had a rough time on the sidelines after picking up an injury last year, but the 30-year-old demonstrated that he’s potentially back to his best when he returned with a splash last month after enduring a torrid stretch on the sidelines due to his ailment.
After taking 18 months to recover from an ACL tear, the HIIT Studio affiliate wasted no time in reintroducing fans to his fast-paced and explosive style by finishing off the Indonesian sensation Adrian Mattheis in just 23 seconds at ONE Friday Fights 34 inside the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday, September 22. The event took place at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.
That one brief night out in the workplace got him a rematch against Jeremy Miado, the very same man who knocked him out due to injury at ONE X in 2022, and it not only reestablished him as one of the favorites in the packed division, but it also earned him the opportunity to fight Miado again.
‘Thunder Kid’ can utilize this match to avenge his defeat to Miado and further examine how his knee has progressed since the terrible occurrence. Slated to go down at ONE Fight Night 16 in primetime in the United States on Friday, November 3, ‘Thunder Kid’ can use this match.
When asked about his injury, Lito Adiwang acknowledged that patience was the most important factor in his difficult journey to recovery.
He stated the following to ONE Championship:
“Psychologically speaking, we were in a great place, but physically, we were exhausted.” After then, it was really necessary for me to surround myself with the appropriate advice and individuals, such as the physicians and others who are highly knowledgeable with this issue.
Thank goodness, that period in time is now in the past, and now Lito Adiwang can look in the present, where things are very much within his control, especially should he score another critical victory over ‘The Jaguar’ next month.
The Filipino warrior, who recently graduated from the ONE Warrior Series, is looking to earn his sixth promotion win. In the meantime, Miado will be coming into this battle with a chip on his shoulder because Mansur Malachiev was the one who ended his winning streak of four consecutive matches back in June at ONE battle Night 11.
Fans in North America who have an active subscription to Amazon Prime Video will be able to watch the two go at it at ONE Fight Night 16, which is available to fans in that region.