At ONE Empower, Itsuki Hirata will face her hardest competitors but
Most 21-year-olds nowadays are on Tik Tok, relationship, and having events with out a lot care on the earth. For the 21-year-old Itsuki Hirata, she has the most important battle of her life to fret about come Could 28 at ONE Championship’s ONE Empower occasion.
Hirata will face off with gifted striker Alyse Anderson at ONE Empower. Hirata, who stays undefeated at 7-0 (with three of these wins being exhibition victories), hasn’t precisely confronted the cream of the crop heading into her eighth profession bout. To this point her mixed opponents have gone 25-28 mixed, with solely two having a successful document as of April 25, 2021.
That doesn’t imply Hirata is overrated. Not even barely. Whereas sure, she’s engaging and that lends her to be extremely marketable, Hirata can also be an animal within the cage. In her seven fights, just one has gotten to the third spherical and none have gone to the judges. She has 5 submission victories and two KO/TKO victories. Shes’ seen by many to be a really actual expertise with a excessive ceiling and the upcoming battle with Anderson will both fortify that thought or expose it.
For Hirata, she’s been a training judoka since childhood and positioned third in Japan in Judo throughout competitors as an elementary college pupil. Hirata additionally received the Japanese MMA competitors Preventing Agent Conflict’s third season. That is the place her three exhibition wins come into place and both make her 7-0 or 4-0 relying on the supply you have a look at.
Many followers of ONE Championship and even the promotion itself sees her as the following rising star and with a lot of the division preparing for the ONE Championship Ladies’s Atomweight Grand Prix, many anticipate Hirata to be concerned in it.
There’s a effervescent want for Hirata to win the Grand Prix after which problem returning fighter Angela Lee after she’s given beginning to her youngster and given time to get again into combating form. By the point Lee is ready to return, it could possibly be a 12 months from now not less than, and in that 12 months Hirata could take the division by storm; establishing one of many largest girls’s bouts in ONE Championship historical past.
To get there although, Hirata must make good on her potential and switch that into manufacturing.
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