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Exploring The Thrills: 5 Reasons Bantamweight Dominates ONE

6 months ago By Jhon Woug

The heart of ONE Championship beats faster as the focus turns to the bantamweight division, set to provide a thrilling adventure for MMA junkies. The week before ONE Fight Night 18 in January in Bangkok, Thailand’s iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium was set to be lit with stacked bantamweight ranks. The human take on why ONE’s bantamweight division will steal the show in 20Y is as follows:.

Elite Striking: A Symphony of Power and Precision

Enter the bantamweight arena, and you plunge into a symphony of striking expertise. The top five rankings alone speak volumes of world-class strikers, with ONE Bantamweight MMA World Champion Fabricio Andrade leading the crowd. The Brazilian maestro, a former kickboxing pugilist, fluently mixes punches, kicks, and knees, which leaves opponents defenceless.

This amazing symphony is enhanced by the presence of John Lineker, appropriately billed “Hands of Stone.” He has been described as a pound-for-pound punching machine. The list does not stop there, as Stephen Loman, Kwon Won Il, and Artem Belakh join in with each of their respective striking styles that make division explosive. ONE bantamweights are artists on canvas, creating victories with a palette of strikes.

Finishing Frenzy: The Art of Swift Conclusions

Being a technically gifted striker is one thing; being a finisher, that’s a completely different sphere. However, bantamweight is a division that boasts a unique blend of both. Fabricio Andrade, reigning champion, illustrates this with five out of his six promotional wins finishing inside the distance and four by knockout.

John Lineker, or Hands of Stone, serves as living proof that finishers are incredibly deadly, with 18 career victories by knockout. Kwon Won Il’s concussive fist has never avoided the judges’. The division’s’sinishing frenzy is not limited to the main opponents, Mark Abelardo and Kim Jae Woong, meaning that each fight could start or end abruptly at any moment.

Need for Speed: Lightning-Fast Warriors

“If bantamweight is the realm of striking, where speed is queen…” Fabricio Andrade is one of those individuals whose brain works in overdrive, constantly being ahead of competition. However, he is not the only one in this race against time. Stephen Loman, nicknamed appropriately “The Sniper,” shoots rapidly and with admirable accuracy. Speedster Jeremy Pacatiw of Filipinos and flashy heavy punches by Kwon Won Il are the same. Bantamweights dominate with quick hands, swift steps, and rapid responses from all over the world.

Longevity and Battle-Tested Warriors

On top of that is the fact that there are seasoned warriors still in prime position for their fight who add another layer of excitement to the bantamweight division. 33-year-old John Lineker is one of the elder statesmen who continues to hone his craft and improve his fine form. 26-year-old Fabricio Andrade is an incumbent champion.

28-year-old Stephen Loman and Kwon Won Il have a lot of time to get championship gold. and the youthful vigour continues with challengers such as Artem Belakh, Jeremy Pacatiw, Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg, and Chen Rui, all aged 27 or younger. This will mean that clashes between titans on the bantamweight battlefield are destined to prevail for years.

Rising Stars: The Next Chapter Unfolds

One Friday Fights is the breeding ground for future stars; Enkh-Orgil Baatarkhuu has shown his dominance as a talent. 2023 brought him commanding performances that promise to be even more explosive in

The story of Baatarkhuu runs parallel with stars on the rise such as Carlo Bumina-Ang, Ben Royle, and Ivan Parshikov. As ONE Championship’s weekly Asia primetime event series continues, the conveyor belt of elite fighters does not become any slower. The infusion of new blood into the bantamweight division will always keep it fresh, dynamic, and full of vibrancy while offering non-stop action at the edge.

The One Championship bantamweight division is not merely a weight class; it’s theatre for talent. Speed and spectacle. Elite strikers, a finishing frenzy, the need for speed and longevity of warriors, as well as an influx of rising stars, form the canvas that defines why bantamweight is king in the ONE Championship. 2017 is a year in which the world will watch as these warriors step into the spotlight at ONE Fight Night 18, and anticipation boils for bantam.

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