At ONE 166: Qatar, Shamil Gasanov is hoping that there is a possibility that he would be able to make a speedy turnaround and compete.
An event will take place within the illustrious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on Friday, January 12, 2024, marking the beginning of the reign of ONE Championship. Due to the fact that they will be traveling to Japan and Qatar within the first three months of the year, ONE Fight Night 18 is just the beginning of what is expected to be a very special year for the promotion.
Superlek Kiatmoo9, the reigning world champion of the flyweight division of kickboxing, was moved from the main event of ONE Fight Night 18 to the main event of ONE 165, where he will compete against Takeru Segawa. Shamil Gasanov and Oh Ho Taek were elevated to the position of Friday’s headliner as a direct consequence of this.
Gasanov expressed his desire to potentially compete on January 12 at ONE Fight Night 18 and March 1 at ONE 166: Qatar in an interview with ONE. He said the following about his desire to fight with Qatar:
It would be a dream come true for me to compete in Qatar,” she said. I believe that a large number of people from Dubai and Dagestan would come to show their support for me. I have even already drafted a speech that I will deliver during this competition. However, for the time being, I need to give some thought to the Korean; this individual is not so simple.
The 18th installment of ONE Fight Night will be broadcast live on US Primetime at no cost to Prime Video subscribers who are already existing in North America.
Shamil Gasanov eyes future rematch with Garry Tonon
Garry Tonon submitted Shamil Gasanov in the second round of their fight at ONE Fight Night 12 in July 2023, which put an end to Gasanov’s pursuit of the featherweight MMA world title in the ONE organization. Despite the fact that Gasanov is only 28 years old, the loss against Tonon had a detrimental impact on his mental state because it was the first fight of his professional mixed martial arts career.
After competing against Tonon, Gasanov disclosed in an interview with ONE that he had pondered retiring from the sport. After that, “The Cobra” demanded a rematch against the submission wizard, saying, “I want to see you again.”
At home, every child and every schoolboy on the street approached me and inquired about the timing of my rematch with the American. They wanted to know when I was going to fight him again. At this point, it is imperative that I have a rematch.
The first thing that Shamil Gasanov needs to do is finish Oh Ho Taek before he can worry about Garry Tonon. The South Korean featherweight fighter has a promotional record of one win and one loss, and he has demonstrated glimpses of ability for a world title. It is now possible for Oh to give notice to the entire division through this chance.