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Jeremy Miado Out To Prove He Is Ready For The Top Five At ONE Fight Night 16

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Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado stormed into strawweight contendership in ONE Championship with a four-bout winning streak before being halted by Mansur Malachiev in June. On the path to getting back to where he wants to be, Miado will rematch with Lito Adiwang at ONE Fight Night 16. The November 3 bout will help settle the score from their March 2022 encounter.

Jeremy Miado: “I’m ready for wherever the fight goes”

The clash of Filipino stars ended prematurely with an injury to Adiwang. The rematch will help give a definitive conclusion to the action. With “Thunder Kid” healed and back in the win column, Miado is unsure what he will see on Friday but plans to adapt and overcome.

“Of course, my counters and my reach are still some of my best weapons, but we will also adjust accordingly as the fight goes on. I really don’t know what Lito’s game plan will be, but I assure you that I’ll be adjusting to whatever Lito wants to do. In the first fight, I was really timing that opening each time he came in. That’s one thing that I’m working on – finding those openings and connecting on those shots,” Miado told ONE.

“The Jaguar” firmly believes the first result will not change in the second go around for the two strawweight hopefuls. Miado is sharpening his tools and expects to be better no matter where the action goes. While Adiwang is known for his quick finishes, Miado is sure he will be the better man in Bangkok, Thailand.

“I’m ready for him wherever the fight goes. If he wants to strike against me then I’ll be ready. If he wants to take it to the ground, then I’ll have answers for him, too. As I’ve said, my range will be my biggest weapon in this fight, and I can say that I hold an edge over him in the grappling department. I believe those are my advantages. The only advantage that he has over me is his power, the power in his hands and his kicks,” Miado stated.

With a victory, Miado is hoping to rejoin the race for the gold. Although Malachiev stopped him, the 30-year-old wants to prove he is among the elite strawweights in the world. A win over Adiwang would no doubt prove he is ready for his next big chance to jump in the mix for Jarred Brooks’ ONE Strawweight MMA World Championship.

“I just really want to be in the top five. This is the perfect chance for me to prove that I deserve to be in the mix of contenders,” the Filipino relayed.

If there are any naysayers left over from the first match with Adiwang, Miado is not concerned about their opinion. He is focused on the mission at hand. On November 3, he will have the opportunity for closure and to get back on track with his plans to challenge the top end of the division.

“Also there are a lot of people saying that I only won because Lito got injured. I really don’t have a problem with it, that’s their opinion. But as for me, I just want to win, get a ranked opponent, move into the top five, and become a World Title challenger,” Miado said.

ONE Fight Night 16 airs live on Friday, November 3rd. The action begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Prime Video. The event is free for all Amazon Prime subscribers based in the U.S. and Canada.

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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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