At ONE Fight Night 9, Julie Mezabarba is gearing up for a pivotal fight against Denice Zamboanga. The Brazilian fighter is seeking to snap a two-fight losing streak and earn her first victory of 2022. Despite the pressure of the situation, Mezabarba is not letting it get to her.
Mezabarba made a splash in her ONE Championship debut by defeating Mei Yamaguchi at ONE Championship: Empower. However, she struggled to maintain her momentum in her subsequent fights. She suffered back-to-back losses to Stamp Fairtex and Jenelyn Olsim, but she is determined to turn things around in her upcoming bout.
The stakes are high as Mezabarba prepares to face Zamboanga at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Zamboanga is a seasoned veteran of ONE Championship, having competed in the organisation six times. She has only lost once, to Ham Seo Hee, who is expected to fight for the world championship in her next bout.
Mezabarba knows that a win over Zamboanga would be a massive boost to her ranking in the division. In a recent interview with ONE Championship, she revealed that despite her recent losses, she has not changed her approach to the upcoming fight. She remains focused and determined to secure the victory.
“I don’t feel pressure ahead of my next fight. I don’t see myself like that because I know my potential. I don’t see myself with the rope around my neck because I’ve always given my best to the fans and the organisation.”
It’s clear that Mezabarba understands the importance of this fight and the potential impact it could have on her career. A win would put her back on track and give her the confidence she needs to continue climbing the ranks in ONE Championship. But standing in her way is a tough opponent in Zamboanga, who will be equally determined to emerge victorious.
As fight night approaches, all eyes will be on Mezabarba and Zamboanga as they battle it out in the ring. The outcome of the fight will have significant implications for both fighters, and fans can expect a thrilling display of skill and determination from these two talented athletes.
ONE Fight Night 9 is set to showcase some of the best talent in the world of combat sports, as bantamweight Muay Thai world champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao takes on former flyweight champion Jonathan Haggerty in the main event.
The fight card, which is scheduled to take place on April 21 at the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, promises to be an exciting night of action-packed fights.
Nong-O is one of the most decorated Muay Thai fighters in the world, with an impressive record of 270 wins and just 42 losses. He has won multiple championships over the course of his career, including the prestigious Lumpinee Stadium championship.
Standing across from him will be Jonathan Haggerty, a former ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion who is known for his aggressive style and lightning-fast strikes.
The co-main event of the night features a lightweight bout between Halil Amir and Maurice Abevi. Other notable fighters on the card include Bokang Masunyane, who takes on Hiroba Minowa in a strawweight bout, and Saemapetch Fairtex, who faces off against Felipe Lobo in a bantamweight Muay-Thai square off
With such a stacked lineup of talented fighters, ONE Fight Night 9 is shaping up to be an unforgettable night of world-class combat sports action. Fans around the world will be tuning in to see who emerges victorious in each of these exciting matchups.