The headlining bout of ONE Fight Night 15, available on Prime Video, will showcase a rising Russian fighter facing off against former champion Thanh Le for the ONE Interim Featherweight MMA World Title.
This Friday, the highly anticipated match between two of the most brutal fighters in the sport will be broadcasted live during prime time in the U.S. from Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok.
Ilya Freymanov aims to demonstrate his worth as a World Champion against Thanh Le.
Freymanov has accumulated 10 stoppages in his 12 career wins, including a first-round knockout and submission in ONE. As he prepares for his World Title fight against Le, he believes he could secure another quick victory.
The 27-year-old expressed confidence in finishing the fight early, thanking the organization for the opportunity and their trust. They see openings for their attacks that can lead to a quick victory, and have faith in their skills as an MMA fighter.
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Freymanov acknowledges that Le is also skilled at knocking out opponents. The ex-featherweight champion has a perfect record of finishing fights and had achieved five consecutive knockouts, three of which were in the first round, before losing his title to Tang Kai in August of last year. Because of this, the Russian fighter believes that fans can expect an exciting stand-up fight on Friday evening. He states, “We are both powerful strikers with a high rate of early victories, so it will be a compelling match. Regardless, it will be entertaining and we will see everything unfold in the ring.”
Freyman is aware of the threat posed by Thanh Le.
Freymanov is aware that Le presents the most difficult challenge and greatest opportunity of his fighting career. He believes that a win at ONE Fight Night 15 would not only earn him the interim featherweight MMA title, but also a chance to compete against Tang for the undisputed ONE Featherweight MMA World Title. Freymanov has immense respect for Le’s successful career and has desired to face him for a while. He sees this fight as a significant test and a victory over Le would establish him as the top contender for the championship title.
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Filled with self-assurance and only a few days from his opportunity to win gold, Freymanov anticipates another swift knockout and an additional US$50,000 bonus in his future. He stated, “I believe that the crucial element in this fight will be our endurance and precision, as we are both skilled at throwing rapid punches. The match could end swiftly. I am confident that I am the superior fighter. My goal is to knock out my opponent, as I always do, and earn a bonus.”
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