Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

ONE bantamweight MMA world champion Fabricio Andrade had it tough whereas rising up on the outskirts of Fortaleza in Brazil. However it’s the similar expertise and atmosphere which led him to make one thing of his life.

‘Surprise Boy’ discovered it in doing fight sports activities, first in Muay Thai and kickboxing and later in blended martial arts. Such a path led him to quite a lot of success in numerous promotions each in his homeland and overseas. The newest is with ONE Championship the place he joined in 2020.

In an interview with, Fabricio Andrade offered a glimpse of what it was like rising up in his neighborhood, saying:

“I’ve had quite a lot of unhealthy issues in my life. I come from a quite simple neighborhood on the outskirts [of Fortaleza]. There are gangs, legal factions, and drug sellers, so I grew up seeing individuals die in entrance of me.”

Following a profitable run in kickboxing, Fabricio Andrade continued to make waves when he made the soar to MMA. In ONE Championship, he has a document of six wins and 0 losses with one no-contest.

He gained the vacant ONE bantamweight MMA world title again in February, stopping former division king John Lineker by technical knockout (nook stoppage) within the fourth spherical.

On November 3, the 26-year-old HIIT Studio/Marrok Power affiliate goes for a second world title when he vies for the division’s vacant kickboxing belt towards ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world champion Jonathan Haggerty of the UK.

It’s the headlining match for ONE Battle Night time 16 on Prime Video that can go down on the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok and can air stay on US primetime freed from cost for present Prime Video subscribers in North America.

Fabricio Andrade is trying to make it consecutive world title conquests for him.

It’s the similar mission that Jonathan Haggerty has after ascending to the bantamweight Muay Thai throne in his final struggle again in April. Previous to profitable the bantamweight gold, ‘The Basic’ held the ONE flyweight belt within the sport.

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