ONE Fight Night 16 Staff Picks

ONE Fight Night 16 Staff Picks

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  • novembre 3, 2023
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After a short break, MMASucka staff picks returns for a double-header weekend.

Kicking off the first of two fight cards over the next two days sees ONE Fight Night 16 set to take place tonight, November 3rd, from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, the promotion’s second-to-last “Fight Night” event of 2023. Viewers in the United States and Canada can catch the entire event beginning at 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT) on Amazon Prime Video with a membership. See here how to watch the event in your country.

ONE Fight Night 16 results will be available here at MMASucka.

Also, stay tuned to MMASucka tomorrow for our staff picks from UFC Fight Night 231: Almeida vs. Lewis from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Fights

In the night’s featured mixed martial arts fight, Halil Amir and Ahmed Mujtaba will clash in the lightweight division (170 pounds). Undefeated Turkish talent Amir, who has won in all nine of his professional bouts since April of 2016, makes only his third appearance with the promotion after impressive victories over Timofey Nastyukhin and then-undefeated Maurice Abevi. His opponent, Pakistan’s Mujtaba, represents American Kickboxing Academy returning for the second time of the year after his two-fight, first-round win streak was snapped to Sage Northcutt in May.

Paired up in the women’s strawweight division (125 pounds) sees notable competitors Meng Bo and Ayaka Miura. Bo targets a third-straight victory since November of last year after a 24-second knockout of Jenelyn Olsim and a unanimous decision over Dayane Cardoso as Miura looks for the opposite losing to Xiong Jing Nan for the strawweight title and to the aforementioned Cardoso in her last two ONE appearances.

Two additional MMA fights compose the card ahead including the return of top-Canada prospect Ben Tynan and Philippines talent Jeremy Miado against their opponents of knockout artist Kang Ji Won and Lakay Central Gym’s Lito Adiwang, respectively.

Although not counted towards our yearly records, two championship matchups will take place at the event. Headlining the night sees current Bantamweight Muay Thai Champion and former Flyweight title holder Jonathan Haggerty take on MMA Bantamweight Champion Fabricio Andrade as the two 26-year-olds battle for ONE’s vacant Bantamweight Kickboxing Championship (145 pounds). Additionally, in the co-main event, ONE Championship sees the inaugural Welterweight Submission Grappling Championship (185 pounds) fight between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialists and former ADCC competitors Tye Ruotolo and Magomed Abdulkadirov.

See further below for our ONE Fight Night 16 staff picks and predictions.

2023 Staff Picks

MMASucka staff picks are composed of five promotions: the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Bellator MMA, ONE Championship, the Professional Fighters League (PFL), and Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS). UFC and Bellator events feature picks from only main cards. PFL will feature select fights from the main and/or preliminary card while DWCS sees all fights counted from the event. ONE Championship returns to picks for the first time since 2020 and will feature only mixed martial arts (MMA) fights selected from cards with a minimum three matchups.

The WINNER of staff picks at the end of 2023, who picked the most victorious fighters, will have a choice between receiving a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts or a chain from Championship Chains. Staff picks in 2022 was won by Wesley Riddle with a record of 264-135.

Who have the MMASucka staff picked to win at ONE Fight Night 16?

Staff Records after UFC 294:

1. Ben Jamieson: 267-1342. Michael DeSantis: 259-1383T. Jeremy Brand: 255-1463T. Nate Freeman: 255-1465. Wesley Riddle: 252-1496. Frazer Krohn: 237-1587. Julio Monteros Jr.: 217-1238. Andrew Benjamin: 188-1639. Jack Goodwillie: 148-8310. Brian Knight: 140-8411. Tim Wheaton: 105-6012. Roemello Reyes: 62-3413. Jonathan Andrade: 31-2414. Brandon Joint: 12-915. Andrew Harbaugh: 10-716. Joshua Yule: 7-617. Chris De Santiago: 6-618. Antwyn Jackson: 5-6

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*

Jeremy Miado (10-5), +130vs.Lito Adiwang (14-5), -160

Strawweight Division– 125 LBS. ~ 56.7 KG. –

Jeremy Brand: Adiwang via Unanimous DecisionWesley Riddle: Miado via Unanimous DecisionMichael DeSantis: Miado via Round 2 TKOAndrew Benjamin: Miado via Unanimous DecisionFrazer Krohn: Miado via Unanimous DecisionNate Freeman: Miado via Unanimous DecisionBen Jamieson: Miado via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Miado: 6Staff picking Adiwang: 1

Kang Ji Won (6-1), +110vs.Ben Tynan (4-0), -150

Heavyweight Division– 265 LBS. ~ 120.2 KG. –

Jeremy Brand: Ji Won via Round 2 TKOWesley Riddle: Ji Won via Round 1 TKOMichael DeSantis: Tynan via Round 2 SUBAndrew Benjamin: Ji Won via Unanimous DecisionFrazer Krohn: Ji Won via Unanimous DecisionNate Freeman: Ji Won via Split DecisionBen Jamieson: Tynan via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Ji Won: 5Staff picking Tynan: 2

Meng Bo (21-6), -280vs.Ayaka Miura (11-5, 1 NC) +220

Women’s Strawweight Division– 125 LBS. ~ 56.7 KG. –

Jeremy Brand: Bo via Unanimous DecisionWesley Riddle: Bo via Unanimous DecisionMichael DeSantis: Bo via Unanimous DecisionAndrew Benjamin: Miura via Round 1 SUBFrazer Krohn: Bo via Round 2 SUBNate Freeman: Bo via Unanimous DecisionBen Jamieson: Bo via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Bo: 6Staff picking Miura: 1

Halil Amir (9-0), -500vs.Ahmed Mujtaba (10-3), +375

Lightweight Division– 170 LBS. ~ 77.1 KG. –

Jeremy Brand: Mujtaba via Unanimous DecisionWesley Riddle: Amir via Round 1 TKOMichael DeSantis: Amir via Round 1 TKOAndrew Benjamin: Amir via Round 1 TKOFrazer Krohn: Amir via Unanimous DecisionNate Freeman: Amir via Unanimous DecisionBen Jamieson: Amir via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Amir: 6Staff picking Mujtaba: 1


ONE Fight Night 16, featuring a fight between Jonathan Haggerty and Fabricio Andrade for the vacant ONE Championship Bantamweight Kickboxing title, takes place Saturday, November 4th from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

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