ONE Championship fighters competing at ONE: Unbreakable II spoke to the media ahead of their respective bouts. This is a previously recorded event scheduled for international broadcast this Friday, January 29th.
This is the sophomore effort in the Unbreakable series with ONE Championship putting on the first Unbreakable card last week.
Interviews with all of the fighters from media day can be found in the link provided.
Former ONE World Title challenger Mauro Cerilli has a tough test ahead of him when he collides with Abdulbasir Vagabov. Ahead of this main event, Cerilli shared his thoughts on Vagabov. He also touched on his place in the heavyweight hierarchy and a potential rematch against ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera.
Decorated Russian MMA, Sambo, and Wrestling Champ Abdulbasir Vagabov makes his ONE Championship debut in this prizefight. Vagabov talked about his top of the marquee showdown with Cerilli and thoughts on his specific fighting style. He also touched on possibly fighting Amir Aliakbari and his readiness to challenge for the ONE Heavyweight World Title.
ONE: Unbreakable II
Mutli-time Muay Thai and Kickboxing heavyweight world titlist Alain Ngalani goes up against powerhouse wrestler Reug Reug Oumar Kane. This is a colossal showdown that has captured the collective attention of the MMA world. Ngalani talked about facing an opponent with a size and strength advantage. He also discussed when he expects to meet the legendary Vitor Belfort and his message for The Phenom after their bout plans dissolved.
Making his highly-anticipated ONE debut, Reug Reug Oumar Kane goes up against striking savant/ perpetual crowd pleaser Alain Ngalani. Reug Reug shared his thoughts on the burgeoning ONE heavyweight class, representing African MMA on the global stage, and more.
Sovannahry Em returns to ONE competition and looks to impress against Choi Jeong Yun. Em talked about what she learned from her latest defeat and offered thoughts on her next opponent Choi Jeong Yun. Also, Em covered moving down a weight class to meet other contenders, fighting Garry Tonon in a wig, and more.
Complete Card for ONE: Unbreakable II
Mauro Cerilli vs. Abdulbasir Vagabov (Mixed Martial Arts – Heavyweight)
Daichi Takenaka vs. Ivanildo Delfino (MMA – Flyweight)
Chen Rui vs. Kwon Won Il (Mixed Martial Arts – Bantamweight)
Mihajlo Kecojevic vs. Beybulat Isaev (Kickboxing – Light Heavyweight)
Sovannahry Em vs. Choi Jeong Yun (Mixed Martial Arts)
Alain Ngalani vs. Oumar Kane (MMA– Heavyweight)
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