Jeremy Miado, a contender for the ONE strawweight division, is well aware of Mansur Malachiev’s formidable wrestling pedigree, and he is pulling out all the stops in order to negate the most dangerous aspect of his opponent’s game at ONE Fight Night 11.
At Lumpinee Stadium, in his adopted home of Bangkok, ‘The Jaguar’ will make his first appearance of 2023 on June 9 to greet a promotional newcomer who has not yet been defeated.
Miado started out as a kickboxer, but over the years he has made tremendous strides toward becoming a more well-rounded fighter. He currently holds a record of 12-4 in mixed martial arts competition and has won his last four fights by amazing finishes.
However, in light of the fact that he will be going up against a terrifying prospect who aims to disrupt the established order in the strawweight class, his winning streak may be in peril. With five victories coming by means of submission and three victories coming by way of knockout or technical knockout, Malachiev enters the largest martial arts organization in the world with a perfect record of 10-0.
The 31-year-old fighter has previously won world championships in different weight categories in the past, dominating his opponents with the suffocating pressure that is typical of Dagestani boxing.
Miado disclosed in an interview with The MMA Superfan that he is presently dividing his time between Marrok Force and Southside MMA in order to get ready for the Russian’s main source of income: mixed martial arts.
“I also have a handful of Russian training partners here as well as other mixed martial arts guys to balance out everything. Outside of mixed martial arts, I’ve also competed in no-gi wrestling, so you could say that I’ve been trying my hand at as many different types of combat sports as I can get my hands on in order to better prepare for this battle.
Given that his opponent like to take the fight to the ground, the Filipino slugger would be making the right option by concentrating on the grappling component of this fight camp rather than the striking aspect.
However, if Miado can hand Malachiev the first loss of his career, then he may just break into the rankings and get closer to a world title chance against the current champion, Jarred Brooks. Malachiev has never lost a fight in his professional career.
The battle between Miado and Malachiev is scheduled to take place on ONE Fight Night 11, an event that will be shown live on US Primetime and will be available for free to Prime Video users in North America.