Japanese ladies’s MMA staris heading again to the Circle on November nineteenth, dealing with the largest problem of her nonetheless younger combined martial arts profession.
‘Android 18’ will face No. 2 ranked atomweight contenderin what may very effectively be a title eliminator.
After struggling her first profession loss at ONE X in March to Jihin Radzuan, Hirata bounced again with a strong efficiency at. Displaying a major enchancment in each her hanging and grappling, ‘Android 18’ scored a unanimous determination win towards the ‘Preventing Sister’ Lin Heqin.
Getting again within the win column was no straightforward activity, however Hirata provides a lot of the credit score for her enhancements to her time coaching at Serra-Longo in New York
Based mostly in Lengthy Island, Serra-Longo Battle Group was established by MMA icons Matt Serra and Ray Longo. The fitness center has produced a slew of elite combined martial artists and champions. Itsuki Hirata may very effectively change into a member of that record within the close to future, contemplating the huge enhancements she made coaching at Serra-Longo. These adjustments got here inside the 5 months between the disappointing loss to ‘Shadow Cat’ and her epic return in August.
Getting ready herself for a showdown with Ham Search engine optimisation Hee, Itsuki Hirata is again in New York, persevering with to hone her expertise and probably successful the largest struggle of her profession to date.
Itsuki Hirata prepared for the problem of dealing with a way more skilled fighter in Ham Search engine optimisation Hee
Itsuki Hirata and Ham Search engine optimisation Hee will sq. off in an atomweight bout with main world title implications on November nineteenth when the promotion heads again to Singapore Indoor Stadium. ‘Hamzzang’ will likely be gunning for her third straight win whereas ‘Android 18’ will likely be in search of her sixth victory contained in the Circle.
Whereas Hirata enters the bout with extra expertise underneath the ONE Championship banner, Ham Search engine optimisation Hee will likely be a veteran with greater than 30 profession fights and 5 occasions as many wins as Hirata. Regardless of that important edge in expertise, Hirata is worked up in regards to the alternative to face a veteran who continues to be extremely harmful contained in the cage.
“I do know she’s sturdy and a veteran within the sport. I needed to struggle along with her whereas she’s nonetheless sturdy. I assume many individuals will speak about how I’ll lose this struggle. For me, there’s at all times an opportunity to win. I’ve been coaching actually laborious, so why not struggle with somebody who is absolutely sturdy?”
Itsuki Hirata and Ham Search engine optimisation Hee will meet contained in the Circle at ONE 163 on November nineteenth.