Reinier De Ridder is all set to defend his ONE Middleweight title at ONE: Full Circle when he fights ONE Championship welterweight champion Kiamrian Abbasov. De Ridder is coming into the fight on the back of his back-to-back wins over and he has a clear plan to take out Abbasov.
“[Abbasov] flows from striking to wrestling pretty easily, but he gets a little overzealous sometimes and gets taken down by much smaller guys. He’s got good hands, fast hands. He’s pretty one-dimensional in his boxing, pretty loose on speed, but makes some mistakes in his footwork. He has decent wrestling but gets taken down pretty often. So I think I’m dominating from start to finish,” De Ridder said during his recent interview with ONE Championship.
The Dutchman is undefeated in his professional MMA career at the moment and has been unstoppable in ONE Championship as well ever since his debut. He further went on to lay out the ways in which the fight can end.
“I see this going one of two ways, depending on how he comes out. I think he’ll be a bit hesitant to come in. I’ll hit him with some jabs, front kick him, push him against the fence, push him back, and take him down. I see myself passing the guard pretty easily, and getting the side choke at the end of the first or beginning of the second round. But he might come out guns blazing, and I might be able to take him out on the feet as well. I want to finish him as quickly as possible,” he said.
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