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Monarchy MMA’s Agilan Thani: I’ve been preparing much harder for ‘ONE: Destiny of Champions’

Agilan Thani (© ONE Championship)

Agilan Thani (© ONE Championship)

Representing Monarchy MMA, Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 23, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has shared some details on his preparation for “ONE: Destiny of Champions.” He is one of the four Malaysian athletes competing in the ONE Championship event on December 7, 2018 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.

“I always have to make sure I am in the best shape possible,” Thani said during the open workout for “ONE: Destiny of Champions” in Kuala Lumpur on December 4, 2018. “Work never stops for me. I have to do everything that I can to be considered among the best.”

“I’ve been preparing much harder for this fight because I want to show that I still belong at the top,” Thani added. “I’m looking forward to showcasing my skills this Friday night.”

On the fight card of “ONE: Destiny of Champions” are four Muay Thai bouts under ONE Super Series and nine mixed martial arts matches. In the co-main event of the evening, Thani and Kiamrian Abbasov, 25, of Kyrgyzstan, will compete in an MMA match in the welterweight division.

Thani acknowledges that every opponent is dangerous and he cannot underestimate anybody. He described Abbasov as a tough opponent.

The Monarchy MMA athlete  has been competing professionally since 2013. He joined ONE Championship in 2015 and “ONE: Destiny of Champions” marks his 11th bout in the Singapore-based martial arts organization.

The other three Malaysian representatives at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” are Gianni Subba, 25, “Jordan Boy” Mohammed bin Mahmoud, 22, and Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan, 19. Mahmoud will make his ONE Championship debut, facing Stergos “Greek Dynamite” Mikkios, 28, of Greece and the United States in a Muay Thai contest in the bantamweight division.

Subba will face “The Southern Eagle” Ma Hao Bin, 24, of Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China. Radzuan will battle it out in the women’s strawweight division against Jenny “Lady GoGo” Huang, 27, of Chinese Taipei.

Here is a clip featuring Thani, Subba, Radzuan and Mahmoud during the recent open workout in Kuala Lumpur:

Ticket information for ONE: DESTINY OF CHAMPIONS is available at www.onefc.com.


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