Japanese judoka Itsuki Hirata is trying to improve her MMA sport forward of her showdown in opposition to ‘Hamzzang’ Ham Search engine marketing Hee. For this, she’s moved to New York, U.S.A.
In an interview with ONE Championship, she defined her perspective in the direction of the transfer. Hirata stated:
“I’m residing in New York and renting a home right here, so for now, it’s New York [that is home]. I feel New York is the perfect place for me to coach as a result of it gives alternatives in energy and conditioning, actions which can be relevant to MMA, and the extent of MMA and cage wrestling.”
In New York, ‘Android 18’ is coaching on the Serra-Longo Battle Crew. She might be drilling expertise alongside notable fighters similar to Chris Weidman, Aljamain Sterling, and Matt Serra, amongst others.
Itsuki Hirata might want to up her sport for her subsequent bout in opposition to the harmful atomweight contender Ham Search engine marketing Hee. The 2 are booked for a extremely anticipated showdown on March 24 at ONE Battle Evening 8 on Prime Video.
All ONE Battle Evening occasions are broadcast stay and free of charge in North America by way of Prime Video.
Itsuki Hirata on the coaching swap up
‘Android 18‘ Itsuki Hirata has spent most of her life coaching in Japan. After a loss to Jihin Radzuan, the judoka switched up her coaching camp to New York Metropolis. Since then, she has earned a win over Lin Heqin.
On altering coaching camps to New York, Hirata spoke to ONE Championship in an interview and stated:
“Profitable the struggle is superb. Incredible. Each time, after I win, it’s my [best victory]. So that is primary. I wished to showcase my hanging as a result of I skilled lots within the States. I spent lots of time in New York Metropolis … and I skilled exhausting, particularly in hanging. That is simply the beginning line. However I’m certain I will be stronger. That’s what I really feel proper now.”
Now, having moved to the united statesA and started coaching there full time, ‘Android 18’ is trying ahead to displaying off her evolving MMA sport when she meets Ham Search engine marketing Hee later this month at ONE Battle Evening 8.