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Miado, Adiwang set to wreak havoc in ONE: NextGen event series 

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Miado, Adiwang set to wreak havoc in ONE: NextGen event series 

KEY ADJUSTMENTS. Jeremy Miado has been training in Thailand.

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The last time Jeremy Miado and Miao Li Tao squared off, the Filipino scored one of the best knockouts that year, popping his foe with a well-timed flying knee

Two of the most exciting Filipino athletes in ONE Championship are set to represent the country in the upcoming ONE: NextGen trilogy series that kicks off on October 29 from the Singapore Indoor Stadium.  

Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado hopes for a repeat of his performance against Miao Li Tao in 2019, as they are set to go at it again in the first “NextGen” card at the end of this month.  

The last time the two squared off in the Circle, the Filipino scored one of the best knockouts of that year, popping Miao with a well-timed flying knee to finish off the Fighting Brothers standout in just the first round of their clash.  

Those big knockouts are slowly becoming Miado’s MO in the Circle, as aside from that KO win over Miao, he also holds another first-round KO win over former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and a second-round TKO win over Xuewen Peng.  

The 28-year-old also made some adjustments to his camp, as he now hones his skills over at Marrok Force in Thailand, home to fellow Filipino standouts like Denice “Lycan Queen” Zamboanga and Drex “T-Rex” Zamboanga

Competing for the first time under the Marrok banner, there are certainly big things expected from Miado.  

But Miado isn’t the only Filipino firecracker who will compete in the trilogy series.  

Coming off a big win over “Wolf Of The Grasslands” Hexigetu at ONE: Revolutions on September 24, Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang makes a quick turnaround as he finally takes on Jarred “The Monkey God” Brooks in the main event of ONE: NextGen III, a tape card that  airs on 26 November.  

They were originally scheduled to face each other back in April at “ONE on TNT II,” but Adiwang had to pull out after testing positive for COVID-19.  

While he’s not happy with the cancellation, Adiwang sees the positive in it, as not only did he get another match before facing Brooks, he believes he’s going to be more prepared for the American this time.  

“Last time I had a short preparation for him, so we just focused on his strengths and weaknesses and I looked at the things where I can dominate him,” Adiwang said.  

“I think his game plan was to take me down and try to control me on the ground and get that submission, so the plan was to try and surprise him with a submission of my own on the ground.”  

ONE: NextGen also features the clash between ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Champion Roman Kryklia and Murat “The Butcher” Aygun in the main event, while the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix semifinals continue as Itsuki “Android 18” Hirata takes on Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat and Stamp Fairtex battles Julie Mezabarba in the other pairing. – Rappler.com  

Catch ONE: First Strike on One Sports or One Sports+ at 8:30 pm Philippine time on Friday, October 15. It will also air simultaneously on the ONE Super App and ONE’s YouTube channel.   

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