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Lito Adiwang warns Hexigetu: Striking with me will be the wrong move 

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Lito Adiwang warns Hexigetu: Striking with me will be the wrong move 

PUMPED. Lito Adiwang says he’s ‘strong and ready’ for the bout.

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‘This is going to be one of my best performances yet. I can’t wait to step inside the Circle and do what I love to do,’ says Team Lakay star Lito Adiwang

Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang doesn’t want to predict how he’s going to win his upcoming bout, but the 28-year-old dynamo certainly feels confident before his return to ONE Championship.  

Adiwang looks for another stellar outing against “Wolf of the Grasslands” Hexigetu at the loaded ONE: Revolution this Friday, September 24, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.  

The Team Lakay star considers this one of his more fruitful training camps, and he expects to show it when he goes toe-to-toe with the red-hot Chinese grappler.  

“I’ve had enough preparation for this fight. I’m in great physical condition. I feel strong and ready,” Adiwang said.   

“This is going to be one of my best performances yet. I can’t wait to step inside the Circle and do what I love to do.”  

While he’s ready to put on a show this Friday, Adiwang doesn’t expect his opponent to have the same type of enthusiasm in making this a crowd-pleaser.  

Hexigetu has always played it smart, particularly against elite strikers like Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, and one can’t blame him considering he won his last three fights.  

“In his last bout against Dejdamrong, he was backpedaling a lot. But if he feels like he can take on his opponent, he puts on the pressure,” Adiwang said.   

“It’s much more difficult to face opponents who backpedal all the time. I’m much more confident and prepared against someone who’s in my face and going toe-to-toe with me.”   

Having said that, Adiwang is bracing for a tactical bout and promises not to be frustrated with whatever Hexigetu has in store for him.  

“I try to look at it as a puzzle. We prepared a game plan just so we don’t get frustrated if he decides to run,” Adiwang said.   

“The most important thing is to stay focused and locked in, stay the course, and don’t play his game.”   

However, in the event that the Chinese wrestler decides to challenge Adiwang in his game of striking, then the Filipino believes it’s going to be a short night for Hexigetu.  

“That’s going to be the wrong move for him,” he said. – Rappler.com  

Watch ONE: Revolution live on One Sports or One Sports+ beginning with the lead card at 6:30 pm Philippine Standard Time on Friday, September 24.   

The full event stream will also be available on ONE’s YouTube channel and the ONE Super  App.    

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