Singapore: ONE Championship™ (ONE) athletes Reece “Lightning” McLaren, Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, and John Wayne “The Gunslinger” Parr, fielded questions ahead of the highly anticipated “ONE on TNT III,” a previously recorded event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium which airs this Wed., April 21 (Thu., April 22 in Asia).
McLaren is the #5-ranked flyweight contender, while Wakamatsu stands at #4. The two top talents will go head-to-head in order to progress through the rankings. McLaren talked about how hiring a strength and conditioning coach has helped his preparations, his thoughts on Wakamatsu as a fighter, and potentially returning to bantamweight to settle unfinished business with Bibiano Fernandes. Meanwhile, Wakamatsu talked about his mental preparations during fight week, McLaren’s strengths and weaknesses, and what he thinks will be the difference in this fight.
Reece McLaren (Full Interview):
Yuya Wakamatsu (Full Interview):
In what is being dubbed a “dream match,” the legendary Parr makes his ONE Super Series debut opposite kickboxing icon Holzken, in what should be an entertaining fight. Parr talked about coming back at this stage in his career, how he feels both physically and mentally, and his thoughts on Holzken as an opponent. Holzken, on the other hand, talked about his quick turnaround, his new nutrition company, and thoughts about the legendary Parr.
John Wayne Parr (Full Interview):
Nieky Holzken (Full Interview):
Main Card for “ONE on TNT III”
John Lineker vs. Troy Worthen (Mixed Martial Arts – Bantamweight)
Reece McLaren vs. Yuya Wakamatsu (Mixed Martial Arts – Flyweight)
Lead Card For “ONE on TNT III”
Marat Gafurov vs. Ok Rae Yoon (Mixed Martial Arts – Lightweight)
Ryuto Sawada vs. Miao Li Tao (Mixed Martial Arts – Strawweight)
Nieky Holzken vs. John Wayne Parr (Muay Thai – Catch Weight of 80.8 KG)
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