“I learned from these two fights”

Following her return to the win column at ONE on Prime Video 1, Itsuki Hirata is headed again to the circle on November 19. ONE Championship is heading again to the Singapore Indoor Stadium for a stacked lineup that can characteristic the return of fellow Japanese superstars together with Shinya Aoki, Hiroki Akimoto, and Yushin Okami.

After a giant win over Jihin Radzuan in August, ‘Android 18’ will search the largest win of her profession in opposition to No.2-ranked atomweight Ham Seo Hee. With a win, Hirata will doubtless shoot in the direction of the highest of the atomweight rankings and put herself in a primary spot for a world title alternative.

With a lot at stake, Itsuki Hirata is doing her homework. In an interview with ONE Championship, ‘Android 18’ revealed she has been learning the duology between Ham and her division rival Denice Zamboanga:

“Zamboanga has such an aggressive type. The second struggle’s outcome I may perceive. But the primary match’s outcome, I don’t assume she gained the struggle. I learned from these two fights, I have to go ahead and never overlook my preventing spirit, no matter occurs within the match.”

Ham Seo Hee scored what some thought-about to be a controversial cut up resolution over Zamboanga of their first assembly at ONE: Empower. Six months later, the two women would run it again, this time with Ham incomes a unanimous resolution victory.


Itsuki Hirata has been engaged on her weak spot heading into ONE 163 bout with Ham Seo Hee

Debuting for ONE Championship in 2019, Itsuki Hirata instantly made a reputation for herself, scoring 4 straight victories, three by means of end. Largely produced from her elite floor sport, Hirata was ultimately bested contained in the circle by Jihin Radzuan.

It was then that she realized that to be able to really compete on the subsequent stage, she must develop her hanging abilities:

“My weak spot is hanging. Compared to the final struggle, I feel that my opponent’s arms are shorter than my final opponent, so we might be nearer to one another. I’ve labored rather a lot on counter measures for shut fight.”

In between fights, Hirata traveled to the United States, learning at Serra-Longo in New York. ‘Android 18’ has already proven a good quantity of enchancment together with her boxing in opposition to Lin Heqin in August. She’ll really put her abilities to the take a look at when she faces a harmful South Korean striker who’s undefeated contained in the circle.

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