MANILA, Philippines—Lito Adiwang could have scored a unanimous determination win over Hexigetu in his first battle in eight months however the victory left a little bit of bitter style in his mouth.
The hard-hitting strawweight admitted he was a bit pissed off to not get the spotlight reel knockout in opposition to Hexigetu of their bout in ONE: Revolution at Singapore Indoor Stadium Friday.
Adiwang (13-3) at all times had a penchant for stopping his opponents, he has seven KO/TKOs and 4 submissions, however Getu utilized the scale of the cage to create as a lot distance as attainable.
That distance prevented Adiwang from throwing his normal strikes and Hexigetu’s three low blows additionally hampered the battle’s momentum, if there was ever one.
“I’m fairly upset after the battle as a result of I imagined a whole lot of eventualities that I can get a spotlight KO this match however it depends upon who you battle, he saved on operating,” stated Adiwang. “I anticipated that however I’m fairly upset.”
Probably the most injury Adiwang did have been two flying knees within the first spherical because it turned evident that Hexigetu was intent on utilizing the cage’s measurement to its utmost extent.
Adiwang then relied on physique kicks to subdue Hexigetu, who noticed his purse get docked 20 % after the three unlawful strikes.
“I bought a one shot within the first spherical as a result of I knew he was gonna shoot and I delivered that flying knee however it didn’t join properly,” stated Adiwang.
The Crew Lakay rising star added that the low blows additionally threw him off his recreation because the battle was repeatedly stopped to permit the Mongolian to get well.
“I’m fairly pissed off with the three low blow strikes and it bought me off my recreation as a result of we have to restart once more and it’s totally different whenever you’re on the market since you attempt to construct the timing to blow up,” stated Adiwang.
“The three low blows bought me distracted so I’m fairly upset with that trying again I do know I can do higher than that.”
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