‘I Can’t Wait to Finish Him’- Anatoly Malykhin Looks to Silence Amir Aliakbari


Undefeated heavyweight star Anatoly “Spartak” Malykhin plans to earn the quickest victory in his profession when he takes on Amir Aliakbari at ONE: Revolution. 

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The happy-go-lucky athlete outclassed Alexandre “Bebezao” Machado in his ONE Championship debut earlier this 12 months, combining his in depth grappling data and truck-like fists to acquire a TKO contained in the opening stanza. 

Although the highlight-reel end is perhaps one of the thrilling knockouts this 12 months, Malykhin is assured that there shall be a a lot better stoppage in his second outing for ONE on the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday, 24 September.

“I feel I’m on one other stage. Firstly, I’ve by no means been knocked out, and it is a massive issue. Secondly, I feel mentally I’m approach stronger, and when it comes to bodily, on this half, I promise you guys, it’ll be very minimal wrestling. I’ll be approach higher at putting, so the battle will principally concentrate on putting, and the remainder, you guys, should see,” he said.

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“I really feel nice bodily and mentally. It’s all the time nice as typical. I take pleasure in this chance, this journey that I’ve, so I can’t wait to complete him.”

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Placing athletes to sleep is what Malykhin does greatest. In eight skilled bouts, the martial artist has maintained an excellent 100% ending price, solely listening to the top of a spherical as soon as in his profession.

Regardless of leaving the stage together with his arm raised in opposition to a few of the best heavyweight athletes, he is not going to understate Aliakbari’s skills within the Circle. The latter possesses an identical arsenal and owns seven first-round knockout wins.

“He’s very robust, and he has excellent grappling and wrestling as effectively. However he has numerous weaknesses as effectively,” the Golden Staff standout revealed. “He has been knocked out a few occasions, however we can not underestimate him. We’ll see on this battle.” Alongside with incomes his second win on the worldwide stage, this match might additionally convey him one step nearer to a shot on the ONE Heavyweight World Title.

Final week, ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong revealed that this colossal conflict may very well be a heavyweight title eliminator. Echoing the sentiment, the Russian martial artist is ready to indicate why he ought to be the primary in line to steal the heavyweight crown from Arjan “Singh” Bhullar.

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“I’m absolutely prepared, and I’ll be very happy to simply accept this battle. You realize Russia’s massive, and Russia’s ready for its heavyweight champion,” the 33-year-old mentioned. 

“If ONE Championship organizes the battle in December, that might be the most important and the best present that I might have from ONE Championship.” The world title shot might very effectively be within the plans, however for now, Malykhin seems to be to dominate and conquer the person he’ll face within the Circle this Friday. Malykhin is aware of his expertise and expertise are far superior to Aliakbari’s, and he guarantees it’s going to finish in a flash.“I feel I’ll be capable to submit him in 16 seconds, sleep time!” he mentioned.

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This conflict will function because the second bout of the principle card at ONE: Revolution, which broadcasts stay from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, September 24. In the principle occasion, reigning ONE Light-weight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee defends his world title in opposition to #3-ranked light-weight contender Okay Rae Yoon.

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