“Unleashing Thunderous KO Potential: Xie Wei and Yuya Wakamatsu Gear Up for Thrilling Flyweight Encounter”
In a highly anticipated matchup at ONE Fight Night 12: Superlek vs. Khalilov, Chinese MMA fighter Xie Wei, also known as “The Hunter,” is set to face off against former ONE Flyweight World Title challenger Yuya Wakamatsu on July 14. The winner of this bout could potentially become the next contender for Demetrious Johnson’s title.
Xie Wei aims to bounce back after his loss to Reece McLaren in his previous fight, which halted his three-fight winning streak. Reflecting on his defeat, Xie Wei acknowledged that his impatience and eagerness to secure a bonus led to his downfall. However, he considers the loss as a source of motivation and has been working on improving his ground skills, specifically wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Despite focusing on his grappling abilities, Xie Wei believes that he won’t have to rely solely on his newfound skills to defeat his opponent, Yuya Wakamatsu. Wakamatsu, known as “Little Piranha,” has a formidable record with 11 knockout wins out of 15 victories. In comparison, Xie Wei has achieved 12 highlight-reel finishes out of 17 wins. With their combined total of 23 knockouts, Xie Wei expects an exciting fight and remains confident in his own striking abilities.
Looking beyond the current matchup, Xie Wei envisions a future where he can challenge Demetrious Johnson for the ONE Flyweight World Title. With an undefeated finishing record in ONE Championship and ONE Hero Series, Xie Wei believes that if he emerges victorious against Wakamatsu, he deserves a shot at the flyweight champion. Despite acknowledging the challenges that lie ahead, such as potential rematches against McLaren and Danny Kingad or a victory over top-ranked Adriano Moraes, Xie Wei is determined to work his way up the rankings and pursue his dream of facing Johnson.
In conclusion, Xie Wei’s upcoming fight against Yuya Wakamatsu is crucial for his aspirations of becoming the next contender for Demetrious Johnson’s ONE Flyweight World Title. With his focus on improving his ground skills while maintaining confidence in his striking abilities, Xie Wei aims to secure a win and take another step closer to his ultimate goal.
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