Jonathan Haggerty Defends Bantamweight Muay Thai Gold
While some action was added to ONE 165 on Thursday, it was not the only event getting a bout announcement from ONE Championship. The main event for ONE Fight Night 19 was unveiled. ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Jonathan Haggerty puts the Muay Thai strap on the line against Felipe Lobo on Friday, February 16.
Haggerty had an amazing 2023, starting with defeating Nong-O Hama for the Muay Thai gold and ending with beating Fabricio Andrade for the kickboxing crown. The Brit is now looking to keep both thrones in the new year. The upcoming bout marks his first title defense and a chance to cement his status as the bantamweight king.
However, staying on the mountaintop will be difficult as Brazil’s Lobo tries to score another huge win. To secure a title shot, “Demolition Man” stunned Thailand’s Saemapetch Fairtex last April. The shocking comeback KO positioned him as a constant threat, no matter the circumstances.
The title tilt will set the stage for 2024 in a loaded bantamweight division. Nico Carrillo, Saemapetch, and many more are chomping at the bit to get a shot at whomever gets their hand raised. Haggerty vs. Lobo is an electric matchup that will finish off the night at ONE Fight Night 19 inside Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.
ONE Fight Night 19 airs live and free on Prime Video on Friday, February 16. The event is free for all Amazon Prime subscribers based in the U.S. and Canada. The action begins at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.