ONE Fight Night 16: Haggerty vs. Andrade is stacked with outstanding combat sports action, and the fight card in Thailand will feature three pivotal MMA matchups.
The massive night of fights goes down on Saturday, November 3, live from the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, as England’s ONE bantamweight Muay Thai champion Jonathan Haggerty takes on Brazil’s ONE bantamweight MMA champion Fabricio Andrade for the promotion’s vacant bantamweight kickboxing title.
With world titles on the line and battles across MMA, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and submission grappling, there’s something for everyone on the fight card. But here we’ll take a closer look at three crucial MMA clashes taking place on that card.
Halil Amir vs. Ahmed Mujtaba
In lightweight action, Halil Amir will look to keep his unbeaten streak intact when he meets Ahmed Mujtaba.
Amir has racked up back-to-back victories since arriving in ONE last year. The Turkish tussler demolished former ONE world title challenger Timofey Nastyukhin on debut last September and followed that up with a convincing unanimous decision win over Swiss sensation Maurice Abevi in April.
Amir’s stock is certainly rising in the stacked division, but Mujtaba will have something to say about that.
The Pakistani punisher will be out to derail Amir’s progress and return to winning ways after falling to Sage Northcutt this past May at ONE Fight Night 10. He was in the best form of his career before that defeat, and he’ll prove it was a mere speed bump with a win on November 3.
Lito Adiwang vs. Jeremy Miado
Lito Adiwang and Jeremy Miado are already familiar with one another, having met in a strawweight matchup at ONE X in March 2022.
The much-anticipated bout ended suddenly after Adiwang suffered a devastating ACL injury that would force him onto the sidelines for 18 months. Miado was handed the TKO win that evening, and Adiwang will be looking to even the scores at ONE Fight Night 16.
“Thunder Kid” successfully put his injury behind him by scoring a 23-second knockout win over Adrian Mattheis at ONE Friday Fights 34 last month, and he now wants to turn the page and shut the book against his Filipino compatriot.
But Miado will have plenty to say for about that. Before slipping to a first-round submission loss to Mansur Malachiev in June at ONE Fight Night 11, “The Jaguar” was riding high on a four-fight win streak.
Now he has a chance to cut short Adiwang’s comeback and restart his own surge up the strawweight division.
Ben Tynan vs. Kang Ji Won
Heavyweights will collide when Ben Tynan makes his much-touted ONE Championship debut against fellow knockout artist Kang Ji Won.
After an unblemished amateur run, Tynan continued to look impressive in the professional ranks, amassing a 4-0 record peppered with both knockouts and a submission.
The Canadian’s promotional bow is sure to bring attention to the event, but his South Korean adversary will be looking to bring the party to an abrupt end for him.
With a record of 3-1 in ONE, “Mighty Warrior” has become known for his first-round knockouts, and he has taken out esteemed opposition in Paul Elliot, Mehdi Barghi and Amir Aliakbari this way.
It’s been 18 months since Kang was last in action, and having the chance to step back in against a debuting talent like Tynan will certainly be a challenge he’ll relish.