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“I’m Coming for Your MMA Belt” – Jonathan Haggerty Hungry for More Gold, Calls for a Fight for Fabricio Andrade’s World Title

Published 11/09/2023, 4:04 AM EST

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Jonathan Haggerty still isn’t happy with his World Title haul in ONE Championship, despite achieving two-sport glory in the promotion this past weekend. The bantamweight Muay Thai king claimed his second belt when he captured the division’s vacant kickboxing strap at the expense of MMA titleholder Fabricio Andrade this past Friday, November 4, in the main event of ONE Fight Night 16, and he’s got grand plans to go for a third. 

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It was a dominant performance for the English striking sensation, as he showcased his power and precision en route to scoring a second-round knockout win over his Brazilian foe.

The Jonathan Haggerty vs. Fabricio Andrade fight got to their teammates as well


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“Wonder Boy” accounted well for himself in stretches, but he was no match for Haggerty overall, who was euphoric as he outlined his dedication to his craft with ONE pundit Mitch Chilson after the fight. “I’m feeling amazing. No better feeling ever. You can’t beat this feeling, Mitch. It’s what I do it for,” he told Mitch Chilson during the in-ring interview after the fight,” he said.

“I put my heart and life – I tell you guys every time – [into] every training session. It’s greatness. With dedication and hard work, anything is possible.” The tension between the two striking talents had been growing larger by the day in the lead-up to Friday’s show.


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They had both made bold predictions in interviews and on social media, and Haggerty admitted that he may have become a bit more aggressive than planned in the match before reeling himself in to get the job done. As a testament to how fired up both camps were, a melee nearly broke out mid-ring following “The General’s” win after some of Andrade’s corner exchanged words with Haggerty and his people.

Haggerty has his eyes set on the title that Fabricio Andrade still holds


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That war of words may have been settled, but it appears things are far from over between the pair. With their kickboxing tie done and dusted, Haggerty is now eyeing plans to go after “Wonder Boy’s” ONE Bantamweight MMA World Title – though he’s willing to take his time to prepare.

“For sure, I’m up for [fighting Andrade for his World Title]. It’s 4-ounce gloves. Could you imagine if I fought him in 4-ounce gloves [this time]? It would’ve been a lot worse for him,” he told ONE in an interview. “It sounds great, but I’m in no rush. I’ll take it step by step and go with the flow. When it feels right I’ll go for it. Fabricio, if you’re seeing this, I’m coming for your belt.”


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Souvik Roy


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The coveted scrap between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson in 2002 was when I realized the passion for combat sports within my family. My interest in combat sports began watching scripted pro wrestling shows. It was my father who directed me towards combat sports and it wasn’t until the late 2010s that I discovered the world of MMA and the UFC.
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