23 January 2021 – Singapore: ONE Championship™ (ONE) athletes at ONE: UNBREAKABLE spoke to members of the media in their post-event interview sessions just after the show concluded. Find out what each athlete had to say.
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In the evening’s co-main event, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki put forth one of the finest performances of his career, submitting former ONE Welterweight World Title challenger James Nakashima in the latter’s lightweight debut. Aoki talked about his performance against Nakashima, continuing his legendary career, and his incredible neck crank finish.
Shinya Aoki (Full Post-Event Interview):
Filipino phenom Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang put together another thunderous performance to kick off the action at ONE: UNBREAKABLE, stopping highly regarded Namiki Kawahara inside the distance of their strawweight mixed martial arts clash. Adiwang talked about his impressive knockout, his game plan leading up to the finish, and a potential rematch against Hiroba Minowa.
Lito Adiwang (Full Post-Event Interview):
Second-ranked mixed martial arts atomweight contender Meng Bo remained a step ahead of former ONE World Title challenger Samara “Marituba” Santos throughout three close rounds to win by unanimous decision. Meng talked about her difficulty making the atomweight limit and how it affected her performance, her thoughts on opponent Santos and the lessons she learned, and a potential bout against Denice Zamboanga.
Meng Bo (Full Post-Event Interview):
Undefeated ONE Warrior Series product Gadzhimurad Abdulaev made quick work of former ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, finishing the Swedish fighter from the back with a vice-like face crank in round one. Abdulaev talked about his thoughts on Kadestam giving up the back, chasing a shot at the ONE Welterweight World Championship, and wanting to fight Sage Northcutt.
Gadzhimurad Abdulaev (Full Post-Event Interview):
Unfortunately for Namiki Kawahara, things didn’t exactly go as he planned in his ONE Championship debut, as the Japanese stalwart lost via second round knockout to Lito Adiwang. Kawahara talked about his thoughts on his performance against Adiwang, his dream of becoming a ONE World Champion, and his overall experience competing in ONE Championship for the first time.
Namiki Kawahara (Full Post-Event Interview):
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