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Kantharaj Agasa talks about his fight with Xie Wei at ONE: Full Blast and more

LockerRoom Team
26 May 2021

Kantharaj Agasa will be making his ONE Championship debut at ONE: Full Blast. The pre-recorded event will be broadcasted on May 28, 2021, and will be headlined by the Muay-Thai Bantamweight showdown between Saemapetch Fairtex and Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai.

Currently holding a professional record of 11-2 to his name, Kantharaj Agasa is undefeated in India and has competed across various promotions like the Super Fight League, Kumite 1 League, UAE Warriors, and BRAVE Combat Federation. He has also represented India at the IMMAF World Championships back in 2015.

Training out of Indian Combat Sports Academy in Bangalore, Kantharaj is coming off a win against Nawras Abzakh and will be looking to continue the momentum when he fights his Chinese counterpart.

We managed to catch up with Kantharaj for an exclusive ahead of the event where he talked about making his debut at ONE Championship, how his camp for happened, his battle with COVID-19, MMA in Shimoga, his thoughts on ONE: Dangal, and fights of Roshan Mainam, Ritu Phogat, and Arjan Bhullar and much more.

You can see the complete interview below.

Timestamp for easy viewing: 

  • 00:08 – About making his ONE Championship debut
  • 00:30 – Scouting his opponent Xie Wei
  • 00:58 – Having fight camp in the middle of the pandemic
  • 01:37 – His struggle with COVID-19
  • 02:07 – Hydration test and Weigh-in for ONE Championship
  • 02:50 – His thoughts on ONE Dangal
  • 04:40 – Stephen Loman and dream fight with Demetrious Johnson
  • 06:31 – MMA in Shimoga  

How to watch ONE: Full Blast in India | ONE Full Blast India Time

ONE: Full Blast will be broadcasted in India on Friday, 28 May 2021 from 6:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time) on Disney + Hotstar or Star Sports Select 2.

How to watch ONE: Full Blast Globally

ONE: FULL BLAST will be broadcast to more than 150 countries, and fans can watch via television, tablet, computer, or mobile device.

The full event stream will be available on ONE’s YouTube channel and the ONE Super App (except in the United States, India, Japan, and New Zealand).

Also, the first two bouts will be streamed on ONE’s Facebook and Twitter pages (except in the United States, India, and Japan).

ONE: Full Blast Full Fight Card:

  • Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai (Muay Thai – bantamweight)
  • Kantharaj Agasa vs. Xie Wei (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
  • Santino Verbeek vs. Miles Simson (kickboxing – welterweight)
  • Ahmed Faress vs. Edward Kelly (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
  • Anthony Do vs. Liang Hui (mixed martial arts – catchweight of 57.7 kilograms)

What are your predictions for the fight? Let us know in the comment section of the article below.

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