ONE 160 preview and predictions: Thanh Le vs. Tang Kai
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Meanwhile, the main match of ONE 160: Ok vs. Lee II deserves a place at the top, another world title fight between Thanh Le and Tang Kai is sure to enliven the fireworks display.
Le will defend his ONE featherweight world title against Tang, who has hit the ground running this Friday, 26 August, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Both fighters hold impeccable records in ONE Championship, but one of those zeros is sure to be dropped in this clash of heavy-handed attackers at ONE 160.
Le is 5-0 in the organization, with all of his wins coming by knockout. His final bout came less than a minute after he fell asleep with grappling ace Garry Tonon last March at ONE: Lights Out.
Tang, meanwhile, is 6-0 and is on a streak of three consecutive first rounds. The No.1 ranked featherweight challenger forcibly took his place at the top of the rankings after he beat Kim Jae Woong at ONE X.
So here’s what the ONE Championship Sportskeeda MMA team thinks will happen at ONE 160.
Atalano Diaz: Tang Kai through first round KO
I’d like to think Thanh Le takes this with a precision punch and a more strategic approach to combat, but it’s hard to deny that Tang Kai can turn off the light with just one punch. Thanh would use his moves to immobilize Tang, as he always did. But the speed of the Chinese fighters is the X factor. This is a true pick’em fight. Because of that, I knew who would win, and it was he who got the first clean stroke.
Ben’s Empire: Thanh Le through second round TKO
I think this is bound to be the third most exciting pairing of this big ONE Championship weekend. Thanh Le and Tang Kai are certified finishers, and there’s absolutely no way this fight will make it to the scorecard.
I think both fighters will be surprised how powerful the other punch is, as there isn’t the amount of game footage they can watch to prepare them for the real thing. That said, I think Thanh will find his composure early on, as he did in the Garry Tonon fight, and get a second round TKO with his knees to his face.
Duane Lucas Pascua: Thanh Le via KO
Tang will be constantly hunting for kill shots, which will then open him up to counter punching like sniper Le. Le would dance around Tang early because he knew that Chinese fighters would chase him with every knockout attack in his arsenal.
Once the Vietnamese-American world champion saw the opening, he would land a counterattack that would put Tang to sleep. It could happen in the first or fifth round. Rest assured, however, this ONE 160 bout will not see the final round.
James De Rozario: Tang Kai via KO
I hope Tang Kai thrives in this chess fight between these two great strikers. Thanh Le might think that he has a Chinese star in his pocket, but he will have a rough awakening as soon as this match gets underway. These two men will go down from the start and Tang might slip in an early head kick, which could separate the featherweight king from his wits at ONE 160.
Vince Richards: Thanh Le via submission
The world title bout between Thanh Le and Tang Kai was built as a battle between two main strikers, but don’t be surprised if it ends in a grappling exchange at ONE 160. Le recently earned his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and he will probably use his new skill against Tang at ONE 160.
Tang also tends to use his wrestling when he gets the chance, but Le might just use it to pull the No.1 opponent into his defenses and clinch his first submission win.
SK MMA consensus: 3-2 Thanh Le
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