Kairat Akhmetov, also known as “The Kazakh,” is a former world champion in the flyweight division of ONE Championship. He feels that he is on the cusp of turning a corner in his career and reclaiming the flyweight title held by ONE Championship.
Akhmetov was instantly put up for a fight at the defending ONE flyweight world champion ‘Mighty Mouse’ Demetrious Johnson after his amazing one-sided unanimous decision victory over the surging Reece McLaren at ONE Fight Night 10 a couple of weeks ago. McLaren had been on a winning streak, and Akhmetov had defeated him with ease and received the unanimous decision.
In a recent interview with ONE Championship, Akhmetov indicated that he is closer than he has ever been to making another attempt at contending for the ONE global title.
‘The Kazakh’ said:
“I have already accomplished the first half of my goal, and I am only one step away from writing a new chapter in my history, which will explain to everyone in the world who the Kazakhs are. I am ready.”
On May 5, ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III on Prime Video took place at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Akhmetov put on a spectacular performance throughout the event, which was shown on Prime Video.
McLaren, who had won his previous two fights in a row, had his winning run ended as ONE Championship veteran Akhmetov, who is 35 years old, put the pressure on McLaren. Akhmetov looked as powerful as ever.
In the third and final installment of their trilogy fight, which took place later in the evening, Johnson was victorious against his opponent Adriano Moraes via unanimous decision. Following the bout, Akhmetov confronted Johnson as ONE Championship began to generate interest in the prospect of a rematch between the two fighters.
You can watch the replay of ONE Fight Night 10 on Amazon Prime in North America. This is a great option if you were unable to attend the event or simply want to remember what was perhaps one of the most memorable nights in the history of ONE Championship.