3 Bouts That Could Steal The Show At ONE Fight Night 19: Haggerty Vs. Lobo

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ONE Fight Night 19 on Prime Video is headlined by a highly anticipated ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title contest between heated rivals Jonathan Haggerty and Felipe Lobo.

But while that showdown will receive plenty of attention in U.S. primetime this Friday, February 16, there are plenty of other explosive and interesting matchups on the card that should produce fireworks.

Just days before fight night, we look at three supporting battles that have the potential to become epic barnburners and steal the show at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

#1 Danial Williams Vs. Lito Adiwang

In strawweight MMA action, Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang will look to make it three in a row when he goes toe-to-toe with renowned striking specialist “Mini T” Danial Williams.

A dynamic finisher with prodigious natural athleticism, the 30-year-old Filipino is in the best form of his career and knows that an impressive performance could earn him a spot in the division’s top-five rankings.

Standing in his way will be “Mini T” – a former WMC Muay Thai World Champion who challenged for ONE Kickboxing World Titles in his last two appearances. The Thai-Australian fan favorite will now return to MMA and showcase his high-octane, all-around game.

Given each man’s ultra-aggressive approach to combat, fans won’t want to miss a second of this pivotal showdown.

#2 Luke Lessei Vs. Eddie Abasolo

Iowa native Luke “The Chef” Lessei and Californian Eddie “Silky Smooth” Abasolo will battle for bragging rights as America’s top Muay Thai fighter in an intriguing featherweight scrap.

Lessei comes into the bout following an unforgettable ONE debut that saw him push Thai superstar “Smokin” Jo Nattawut to the absolute limit in a spectacular 2023 Fight of the Year candidate. 

The 27-year-old’s creative and unique style of striking was on full display in that contest – earning him the division’s #5 ranking – and will make for an interesting clash with Abasolo’s “Silky Smooth” technique.

At 37 years old and now a three-fight veteran in the world’s largest martial arts organization, Abasolo has long been at the forefront of the American Muay Thai scene.

With his incredible defensive stylings, vicious elbow strikes, and shocking power, Abasolo will undoubtedly bring the fight to his talented American compatriot.

#3 Thongpoon PK Saenchai vs. Timur Chuikov

There could not be a better fight to open the show, as strawweight Muay Thai warriors Thongpoon PK Saenchai and Timur Chuikov will set the pace for an action-packed evening.

Thongpoon possesses an “all gas, no brakes” type of mentality, as he constantly marches forward with short elbows and wild punches in search of the knockout blow.

The hard-hitting Thai has immense power and can end anyone’s night in an instant, proving that last year with back-to-back stoppage victories that took less than 25 seconds each.

Now, coming off a disappointing no contest in his U.S. primetime debut last December, the PK Saenchai Muaythaigym representative is motivated to impress the North American audience with a flashy finish.

Chuikov is a newer face to the global fan base, but like his Thai opponent, he likes to throw hands – and the small 4-ounce gloves could be a perfect match for his style. 

The 21-year-old Kyrgyz phenom, who trains at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, is a patient boxer who owns a strong jab and an even stronger right punch.

If Chuikov maintains his composure in the face of adversity, he may find a glaring hole in Thongpoon’s game and capitalize in a big way.

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