Stephen Loman predicts an explosive clash between Fabricio Andrade and Jonathan Haggerty for the vacant ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title. Read on for Loman’s insights and predictions.
|Fabricio Andrade vs. Jonathan Haggerty
|Stephen Loman predicts an explosive clash between the two fighters. Despite Andrade’s background in Muay Thai and Haggerty’s experience under striking rules, Loman believes Haggerty has the advantage in this matchup.
Stephen Loman, the second-ranked bantamweight contender, shares his thoughts on the upcoming clash between Fabricio Andrade and Jonathan Haggerty. Loman predicts an explosive fight and believes that Haggerty, with his striking prowess and experience under striking rules, has the advantage in this matchup. Read on for Loman’s insights and predictions.
Stephen Loman’s Take on the Upcoming Bantamweight Clash
One Championship’s highly anticipated event, ONE Fight Night 15: Tawanchai vs. Superbon, is set to feature a thrilling showdown between Fabricio Andrade and Jonathan Haggerty for the vacant ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title. Stephen Loman, the second-ranked bantamweight contender, is eagerly looking forward to this barnburner of a fight. Despite both fighters competing outside their comfort zones, Loman believes that the clash between the Muay Thai king and the MMA world champion will be explosive.
Loman, in an interview with ONE Championship , expressed his excitement for the fight, stating, ‘Wow, this is a banger. Andrade’s background is really in Muay Thai, so I think he’ll adjust a bit to fighting in kickboxing. As for Haggerty, he’s been fighting in Muay Thai and he’s now fighting under kickboxing rules. Both of them are natural strikers, and I expect this fight to be as explosive as possible.’
Andrade, with an impressive record of finishing five out of his six opponents, has showcased his skills in the Circle. With his extensive experience in striking arts, it would be unwise to underestimate the Brazilian star’s abilities in his battle against Haggerty. However, Loman believes that Haggerty, with his striking prowess and experience under striking rules, has the advantage in this matchup.
‘Haggerty’s striking game is one of the best in the world, but it’s his push kicks that are his best weapons. He does it so well,’ Loman commented. ‘As for Fabricio, although he can apply his striking in his MMA matches, he still uses his ground game a lot. Of course, he’s still training BJJ and wrestling during his normal fight camps, but now, he won’t be using those in this fight.’
Loman’s prediction is that Haggerty will make history by becoming a two-sport World Champion in ONE Championship . With his expertise in striking and the advantage of fighting under kickboxing rules, Haggerty has the potential to join the elite group of two-sport World Champions in the organization.
This clash between Andrade and Haggerty is undoubtedly one that fight fans won’t want to miss. Stay tuned for the electrifying action on October 6 at ONE Fight Night 15: Tawanchai vs. Superbon.