Ayaka Miura Vs. Jihin Radzuan Atomweight MMA Battle Added To ONE Fight Night 21

Scenes from the MMA catchweight fight between Ayaka Miura and Rayane Bastos at ONE: DANGAL on 15 May

A pivotal women’s atomweight MMA contest is headed to ONE Fight Night 21: Eersel vs. Nicolas on Prime Video.

On April 5 in U.S. primetime, former ONE Women’s Strawweight MMA World Title challenger Ayaka “Zombie” Miura will square off with current #5-ranked atomweight MMA contender Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan at the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

These athletes are at very different stages of their MMA careers ahead of this high-stakes showdown.

After spending years in the upper echelon of the strawweight division, Miura dropped down to atomweight in January at ONE 165, securing an impressive decision victory over her Japanese compatriot Itsuki Hirata.

“Zombie” will now continue her climb toward the atomweight MMA gold and look to steal Jihin’s spot in the top five with a win.

For “Shadow Cat,” this fight marks a quick turnaround and a chance to redeem herself following a decision loss to undefeated phenom Chihiro Sawada at ONE Fight Night 20 earlier in March.

Now a veteran of 12 bouts in the world’s largest martial arts organization and a skilled all-around competitor, the Malaysian star hopes to bounce back and resume her own World Title chase.

Beyond the implications for the atomweight MMA rankings, the clash between Miura and Jihin should produce plenty of action.

Thanks to her world-class judo, a trademark “Ayaka Lock” submission, and soul-crushing physicality, “Zombie” established herself as one of the strawweight division’s most feared and powerful wrestlers.

The fact that Miura has carried that immense strength down to the lower weight class is a scary proposition for any opponent.

For her part, Radzuan is an aggressive technician who’s equally capable of trading blows on the feet as she is hunting for submissions on the mat, making her a difficult puzzle to solve for even the most experienced foes.

Stay tuned to onefc.com for more news and announcements about ONE Fight Night 21 on April 5.

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