ONE 158: Tawanchai vs. Larsen Pre-Event Interviews

Singapore: ONE Championship™ (ONE) athletes competing this Friday at ONE 158: Tawanchai vs. Larsen answered questions in a series of interviews ahead of their highly anticipated matchups. ONE 158 broadcasts live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, 3 June.

Check out the full interviews down below:

Tawanchai PK.Saenchai:

“ONE is amazing, ONE is on a big stage, a global stage. There is no gambling here, what we focus on is winning the fight. It’s much different from fighting on Thailand’s stages.”

“In Muay Thai, I want to face Petchmorakot. That’s my goal. And after winning the belt in Muay Thai, I want to fight for the [Featherweight] kickboxing belt.”

Niclas Larsen:

“I hope the best for my opponents. Hopefully, they will bring their A-game and bring the best out of themselves. That way we can put on a beautiful show.”

“I’m living the dream, I must say. This is part of the dream chasing… I have high, ambitious dreams that I follow and I feel so grateful to be here and to show that anything is possible. To fight in the biggest organization in the world and also against Tawanchai, in the main event and as a contender to the world title. I just feel amazed!”

Kwon Won Il:

“You know, to be honest, [Fabricio’s] done a great job. He knows how to market himself. He’s done a good job and I respect him as a fighter. But you got to back up that talk. And what I’m going to do, I’m going to punch him in the mouth for the full three rounds.”

“I like [Fabricio]. I’ll shake his hand. But since he talked a lot, I’m going to punch him in the mouth a lot, and if I break his teeth, I’ll pay for his implants. That one I can promise.”

Fabricio Andrade:

“[Kwon Won Il] is a nice guy, he’s very respectful. But he’s in front of me now. He’s in my way, I’m going to take him out.”

“After I knock Kwon out, people are going to see the difference in our levels. I’ve told everybody that I’m a level above these guys. When I finish him, it’s going to be another statement. And John Lineker’s the guy I want to fight [next].”

Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida:

“I’m ready to fight for 15 minutes. Striking if I have to, grappling if I have to… I’m training a lot, I’m not training just grappling. I’m not just training jiu-jitsu. I’m training MMA, I’ve become an MMA Fighter.”

Kairat Akhmetov:

“I’m expecting the fight to be full of blood. I’m expecting to show that I’m in great shape. I’ve prepared to the maximum for the fights and I’m expecting to show a spectacular fight for my fans.”

Odie Delaney:

“I’m always trying to do something a little bit better, a little bit cooler. I’ve got a huge arsenal of goofy submissions, so keep an eye out because I’ll probably hit another one!”

“I think that my strongest asset is stronger than [Barghi’s] strongest asset. We’re both wrestlers, we both rely on our wrestling to get us out of trouble. But I think mine is better than his. He’s going to have a hard time.”

“As I keep winning, my platform will get bigger. And as I keep speaking about these mental health issues, it’s just going to reach more and more people and make the most impact for good. That’s what I want for my life. I’m thrilled and feel very blessed.”

Gurdarshan Mangat:

“I think you’re going to see the most dominant version of myself. I’ve improved everywhere, I’m a well-versed mixed martial artist and I think I’ll be too much for ‘Y2K’ in this fight. You’re going to see someone who’s going to be a serious championship contender in the future.”

“Whoever is champ of the flyweights is basically the best pound-for-pound guy in ONE Championship. I think that is the deepest division in ONE, it’s the toughest, and so [the Champ] is firmly on top of the mountain and I believe that’s where I’m headed.”

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