The Iranian is a monster of a person, with phenomenal power and wrestling skill and can look to make use of these bodily attributes in opposition to an opponent he says is one-dimensional.
“He has nice arms, particularly an overhand, and he’s powerful,” stated Aliakbari. “However he’s a one dimensional fighter who solely has one spherical in him. The technique is identical. Outpace him, out strike him, out wrestle him, and take him into the deep waters.
“He doesn’t have the wrestling credentials nor expertise to compete with me. Though that is an MMA bout, I’ll combine my wrestling with my putting creatively and management the combat.”
After dropping his first two fights when he arrived in ONE, Aliakbari received his title again within the win column final outing, and feels he’s effectively ready to construct on that momentum.
“The primary two losses have a protracted again story which many should not conscious of,” he defined. “I’m not going to get into that now and create excuses, however the first 12 months was stuffed with many issues that precipitated many well being points for me. Now, I’m again, stronger than ever.
“Thank God we’ve had an awesome camp and we’ve been in a position to put together for this combat correctly. We sit up for placing on an awesome efficiency. We really feel significantly better than we did earlier than our earlier fights as we’re feeling wholesome and in good spirits.”
Aliakbari is non-committal on what can be subsequent ought to he win on the weekend, however is eager to avenge a loss to the present interim heavyweight champ, and the person who will combat for light-heavyweight gold at ONE Struggle Night time 5 this weekend, Anatoly Malykhin.
“I’m targeted on Vera for now. We are going to talk about what’s subsequent within the cage after I win,” he stated. “All I can say is that me and Malikhyn have unsettled enterprise.”
We are going to see if he takes step one to settling that enterprise this weekend.
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