Whereas Linkeker respects his opponent, he says the pre-fight trash discuss will solely spur him on.
“Any opponent who talks nonsense about me only motivates me,” he stated. “I’m extra motivated to get into the cage and do my greatest. So, opponents who do this sort of trash discuss find yourself regretting it later, as a result of as a substitute of irritating me, they’re motivating me much more.
“I don’t like to speak, I wish to get into the cage and battle. I’m going to point out him that you simply don’t
win by speaking, however contained in the cage displaying what you’re good at.”
Lineker is thought for his ‘Hands of Stone’, and expects the battle to be a masterclass of placing – with a stoppage to retain his title.
“This fight will definitely have a lot of striking, and it will be very exciting. He’s going to want to kick me a lot and come in with his knee, but I’m prepared for anything, both striking and on the ground. I see myself finishing him off in the third round.”
Andrade is constructing himself a fearsome popularity and has gone on the file to say how significantly better his placing is in comparison with the champion. Linkeker is fast to acknowledge the capabilities of his opponent, however is assured his expertise and skills can be sufficient on October 22.
“He is very good at the art of Muay Thai, but I believe my boxing is very good. I know what I’m good at, and I know what I’m capable of. But I don’t disagree with him. His Muay Thai is excellent, he’s a great fighter, but I have boxing that scares opponents, especially because of the weight of my hand.”
Andrade is on a seven-fight win streak with the final 5 of them being in ONE. Having ended his final three fights with punches, knees to the physique, and a liver kick, his placing recreation is being heralded as among the finest round, and he believes he has the weapons to hassle the champion, and take the title.
“I believe he is a very predictable guy. There’s not much of a secret in his game. He’s an aggressive guy, but from what I’ve seen in his last few fights, he’s been more cautious. He’s been more conservative, so I believe I’m the most aggressive fighter in this fight.”
With regards to trash discuss, Andrade says it’s a present of confidence, and sends a message out to his opponent.
“I believe trash talk is necessary. I think that makes the fans more excited for the fight, helping to sell the fight more as well. Also, I think it all shows my confidence. Everything I say is what’s in my head. And when I trash talk, I also see my opponent’s confidence level. They don’t say the same thing, so I believe they are not as confident as I am. And that gives me a sense of what’s going to happen in the fight.”
In the end that is the largest battle of Andrade’s profession, and it is a chance he’s seeking to seize with each fingers – and make the entire MMA world sit up and take discover.
“This became something very important to me. This is a fight that the fans are really excited about, and I feel like all eyes are on me right now. I believe this is my moment to deliver a great show. This is the fight that everyone who doesn’t know me will come to know me.”
ONE Struggle Evening 3: Lineker vs. Andrade takes place Saturday October 22 3AM KSA time on the Axiata Enviornment, Kuala Lumpur. It is a evening to not be missed so mark your calendars, obtain the ONE Tremendous App, and go to observe.onefc.com now!
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