Stephen Loman, who is currently ranked second in the bantamweight division of mixed martial arts, is of the opinion that Jonathan Haggerty’s experience in kickboxing will be too much for Fabricio Andrade to overcome when the two world titleholders compete against each other at ONE Fight Night 16.
Jonathan Haggerty, the reigning bantamweight Muay Thai world champion, is scheduled to compete against Fabricio Andrade, who is the current bantamweight MMA world champion, on November 3. Haggerty will attempt to become a two-division titleholder in the event that he defeats Andrade. A new king of the bantamweight kickboxing division will be crowned after a fight between two powerful hitters that will take place inside the illustrious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok.
Stephen Loman offered his prediction for the highly anticipated champion vs. champion showdown, suggesting that Haggerty’s vast experience in the sport of kickboxing will likely be the determining factor when the two men strap on the eight-ounce gloves next month: he said that Haggerty’s expertise will certainly be the deciding factor.
“For my prediction, I’m going with Haggerty by knockout,” Logan said in an interview with The MMA Superfan. I believe that he will prevail somewhere between the third and fourth round. I believe that Haggerty will have an easier time becoming accustomed to and comfortable with the kickboxing rules. He is undeniably competent in all that he undertakes.
Fabricio Andrade and Jonathan Haggerty are both coming off of performances that resulted in them earning world titles. Fabricio Andrade won his title first, defeating the Brazilian veteran John ‘Hands of Stone’ Lineker in February to claim the bantamweight MMA championship. Jonathan Haggerty won his title by knocking out his opponent.
Two months later, ‘The General’ won his second ONE world title by knocking out striking icon Nong-O Hama in the first round of their fight for the bantamweight Muay Thai championship at ONE Fight Night 9. This victory gave ‘The General’ his second ONE world title.
At ONE Fight Night 15, it will be interesting to see if Haggerty can add another ONE global championship to his already impressive list of accomplishments, or if ‘Wonder Boy’ can make history by being the first fighter in the history of the promotion to simultaneously hold world crowns in MMA and kickboxing.
On November 3, Amazon Prime Video users in North America will be able to watch the entirety of ONE Fight Night 16 live and without charge during primetime in the United States.