May 23, 2024

Team Lakay’s rising fighter Lito Adiwang wants to start the year right when he faces older Chinese fighter Hexi Getu in one of the undercards of ONE: Unbreakable in Singapore on Jan. 22.
The 27-year-old Adiwang, who has a legion of fans across Asia for his superb stand-up fight skills, wants to be in the winning circle after he suffered a split decision loss to Hiroba Minowa of Japan two months ago.
The strawweight showdown between the two fierce fighters is expected to excite mixed martial arts fans around the world, as both fighters are eyeing the world title belt.
Feared for his explosiveness, Adiwang also possesses a solid ground game, as he nailed three submission wins via kimura and triangle choke in his last seven wins since 2016.
Adiwang is back in training and trying to be in his best form, as his family is mourning the passing of his mother late last month.
His opponent belongs to the famed China Top Team, which is one of Beijing’s foremost martial arts camps.
Originally from Horqin, Inner Mongolia, Getu was unsurprisingly exposed to Mongolian wrestling at an early age, and he later added sanda to his arsenal in 2010.
He made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2014, and although he lost via a three-round unanimous decision, he learned some valuable lessons that have led him to success today.
Getu is steadily improving his status in the ONE strawweight division, having nailed three consecutive wins inside the circle.
He defeated former ONE world champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke via split decision in October 2020, and Ramon Gonzales via unanimous decision in November 2019.
ONE: Unbreakable features reigning ONE bantamweight kickboxing world champion Alaverdi Ramazanov of Russia, who will defend his title against Capitan Petchyindee Academy of Thailand. – Harley F. Palangchao