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Adiwang, Brooks clash on Nov. 26

/ 05:00 AM November 14, 2021

Lito Adiwang is ready to rumble.—ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

Lito Adiwang and Jarred Brooks were supposed to slug it out in ONE Championship’s event last April, but COVID-19 crept into both fighter’s camps, effectively shelving the contest.

Seven months later, the tension between the two fighters has hardly tapered off.

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“He has a good right hand but besides that, I don’t see him much of a threat,” said Brooks of Adiwang.

“He might be working on stuff that I’m not aware of but as of right now, I think I’ve got this in the bag,” added the UFC veteran who hopes to get his ONE career off the right foot.

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“My goal and dream is to test myself against the best—especially the guys coming from UFC,” Adiwang said.

“I want this to be an eye-opener,” he added. “People think [UFC fighters] are untouchable. I’m very excited to prove that ONE athletes are the best in the world.”

Adiwang and Brooks finally lock horns on Nov. 26 at Singapore Indoor Stadium, both hoping that a victory propels them higher in the strawweight division.

To accomplish that, Adiwang knows he has got to be more than just a heavy hitter.

“[M]y previous fights [have] just been striking. Nobody has pushed me to fight on the ground, so this is a good time,” said Adiwang, Team Lakay’s fast-rising strawweight.

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