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Russia vs. America: James Nakashima looking for submission win against Saygid

LockerRoom Team
06 January 2022

One of the most interesting showdowns at ONE: Heavy Hitters will be between James Nakashima and Saygid Izagakhmaev. Hailing from the camp of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Saygid will be making his promotional debut at ONE Championship at the event when Nakashima will be looking to get back to winning ways after two back-to-back losses.

Talking to ONE Championship, Nakashima said that it is going to be an excellent matchup considering the wrestling skills that will be inside the circle.

“I know it’s going to be grindy, because of the way that both of us fight. But I would like to have some really nice moments. I’ve been working this whole year to change my game a little bit to work toward the finishes, and I really got to get there at this point in my career. So, I’d like to have a little bit of flash, but I know that it’s going to be a Russian versus American wrestler. It just sounds like it’s going to line up to be a grindy matchup,” Nakashima said.

When asked about his prediction for the fight, Nakashima went on to add that he will be looking for submission against the Dagestani.

“I can get around his neck somehow. Me around his neck. A high elbow guillotine or a rear-naked choke. That’s what I see,” he added.

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ONE: Heavy Hitters will happen on January 14, 2022, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and will be the first event for 2022 from ONE Championship. What are your predictions for this matchup? Let us know in the comment section of the article below.

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