After scoring a formidable first-round knockout of Iuri Lapicus at ONE on Prime Video 1, Zebaztian Kadestam believes he’s on the cusp of a welterweight world title alternative.
‘The Bandit’ is aware of the way it feels to have ONE gold wrapped round his waist having gained the title at ONE: Warrior’s Dream in 2018. In his second world title protection in lower than a yr, Kadestam misplaced his crown to present reigning king Kiamrian Abbasov.
Nevertheless, one other fighter has introduced his intent to problem the welterweight titleholder – newly-crowned light-weight champion Christian Lee. Following his profitable bid to recapture the light-weight crown in opposition to Okay Rae Yoon at ONE 160, ‘The Warrior’ expressed his want to maneuver as much as presumably turn into a two-division world champion.
Requested about his ideas on a matchup between Kiamrian Abbasov and Christian Lee in an interview with the South China Morning Put up, Zebaztian Kadestam stated that Lee will quit measurement, however could make up for it together with his velocity.
“I all the time get stunned by Christian Lee as a result of he managed to combat these monsters and do very nicely for himself. I believe he’s gonna be slightly bit small however he’s so quick and technical so I believe he’s gonna have a superb probability with numerous guys.”
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Zebaztian Kadestam able to earn welterweight title shot by defeating new ONE Championship signee Roberto Soldic
With back-to-back wins, Zebaztian Kadestam believes he might be one win away from staking his declare for a welterweight world title alternative. Desperate to make an announcement, ‘The Bandit’ challenged ONE Championship’s latest all-star signee Roberto Soldic.
As a former two-division KSW champion, Soldic made a reputation for himself within the Polish blended martial arts group. With 20 profession wins, 17 by means of knockout, Soldic is thought for ending fights in each spectacular and devastating style.
The Croatian monster now brings these abilities to the circle with ‘The Bandit’ mendacity in wait.
“I really feel just like the division proper now we must always have Ramazanov vs. Abbasov for the title and it ought to’ve been performed already,” stated Kadestam whereas chatting with SCMP. “If we get this combat booked [against Solidc], [then] the winner ought to combat for the title.”
ONE Championship is but to substantiate Soldic’s promotional debut, however followers anticipate it would come earlier than the top of the yr.
Ought to Zebaztian Kadestam win the Roberto Soldic lottery, it could be an enormous alternative for ‘The Bandit’ to make an announcement and bounce to the entrance of the road for a welterweight title alternative.