Team Lakay’s rising star Lito Adiwang will lock horns with one of the best strawweight fighters in the world when ONE Championship stages ONE on TNT II at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on April 15.
ONE announced the 28-year-old Adiwang will face former Ultimate Fighting Championship contender Jarred Books of the United States, who is making his ONE debut.
The 27-year-old Brooks has fought in various mixed martial arts promotions aside from UFC, such as the Bellator, World Series of Fighting, Pancrase, and Rizin Fighting Federation.
The American fighter is feared by many fighters in the flyweight division having fought and defeated some of the best fighters in the world.
He lost to reigning UFC flyweight world champion Deiveson Figueirido by split decision.
At a young age, Brooks has amassed 16 wins in 18 professional fights since he entered MMA in 2014.
Half of his victories came by way of various submissions and knockouts.
But Adiwang is known for his mental toughness and not easily intimated by any fighter as he had shown in previous bouts against some of the best flyweights and strawweights.
Since joining the amateur league in the ONE main roster, Adiwang has nailed six impressive victories and one controversial split decision loss. Most of his wins came by way of stoppage.
ONE on TNT II will be headlined by ONE lightweight world champion Christian Lee of the U. S. and Singapore and Timofey Nastyukhin of Russia. – Harley F. Palangchao