Japanese blended martial arts star Itsuki Hirata has studied her opponent for ONE Struggle Evening 8 on Prime Video subsequent week and feels taking the sport to the bottom is her best choice.
‘Android 18’ will return to motion in ONE Championship’s third Amazon present of the yr on March 24 in Singapore. She’s going to tackle South Korean veteran Ham Search engine marketing Hee in a featured atomweight conflict.
Itsuki Hirata shared in an interview with the promotion that she discovered limitations in Ham Search engine marketing Hee’s floor sport and intends to capitalize on them:
“I’ve been focusing [in training camp] on wrestling and grappling, similar to the final time. I believe Ham is nice at boxing vary. After I watched her struggle with [Denice] Zamboanga, I felt that her vary of wrestling, grappling, and takedown strategies was slim. I’m good at takedowns and floor combating, so I hope to take it there, if attainable.”
The 2 warriors have been initially set to fulfill final November however have been shelved after the Japanese star missed weight and hydration.
Itsuki Hirata was final in motion in August 2022 when she swung again to the win column after beating China’s Lin Heqin by unanimous determination. She is now seeking to begin one other successful streak at ONE Struggle Evening 8 to get again within the title competition combine.
Ham Search engine marketing Hee, in the meantime, has received back-to-back matches in ONE, each coming on the expense of Filipino Denice Zamboanga. She is presently the No. 2 contender within the atomweight division.
All ONE Struggle Evening occasions are broadcast reside and free of charge in North America through Prime Video.
Itsuki Hirata sends message to imminent opponent Ham Search engine marketing Hee
Japanese phenom Itsuki Hirata is grateful to South Korean veteran Ham Search engine marketing Hee for giving their ONE Championship struggle one other go.
Initially scheduled to collide again in November, the struggle fell via after ‘Android 18’ missed weight and hydration. Hirata and her workforce tried to barter to make it a catchweight bout, however Ham Search engine marketing Hee’s camp didn’t agree, forcing it to be referred to as off.
The 2 at the moment are battling at ONE Struggle Evening 8 on Prime Video on March 24 in Singapore.
Talking to ONE Championship, Hirata stated she owned as much as what occurred of their botched struggle whereas additionally expressing gratitude to Ham for agreeing to struggle her once more:
“For Ham Search engine marketing Hee, thanks for ready. For individuals who all the time supported me, I am sorry that I’ve made errors many occasions however I’ll get the victory for you all. Thanks.”
ONE Struggle Evening 8 will happen on the Singapore Indoor Stadium and will likely be headlined by the all-Thai ONE flyweight Muay Thai world championship battle between reigning champion Superlek Kiatmoo9 and No.1 contender Rodtang Jitmuangnon.