ONE Championship 159: Lara Fernandez makes big claim ahead of event

ONE Championship Lara Fernandez

ONE Championship 159 will be taking place on Friday, July 22nd from the Singapore Indoor Stadium and Lara Fernandez will be taking on Janet Todd for the Interim Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship in the co-main event.

This will be Fernandez’s debut fight in the promotion, and it’s a huge moment in her Muay Thai career with the major MMA promotion.

Fernandez has an impressive resume in the world of Muay Thai, and she will be looking to impress fans when she enters the ONE FC cage for the first time later this month.

Here is what Lara Fernandez had to say regarding her debut for ONE Championship at the ONE 159 event against Janet Todd.

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Lara Fernandez vs Janet Todd

ONE Championship 159 Poster
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Speaking to the ONE FC site ahead of her debut for the company, Fernandez claimed that she is on the level of the best Muay Thai competitors on the planet and that she believes she will go on to ‘defeat them all.’

“Signing with ONE Championship is like reaching the top of the sport. I am super happy, super excited. 

“My biggest dream was to be amongst the top fighters and, now that I am here, it’s a great motivation to keep going and someday beat them all. I work hard every day. I really believe I am at the same level now.”

Fernandez also discussed her previous title wins outside of the promotion, with the Spanish fighter having earned the ISKA Kickboxing World Title and the WBC Muay Thai World Title in 2020.

“It was incredible [to win my first World Title]. This was not in my natural division of 59 kilograms. I got there 3 kilos underweight, so I went on a diet to gain weight and I got the victory. I decided to take the challenge, and it was worth it.

“I really believe I made the right choice because I love and enjoy my sport. Getting those titles makes me feel so proud. I feel like all my work is paying off now.”

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Lara Fernandez Next Fight

Janet Todd ONE FC
Credit: ONE Championship

Here is the full schedule for ONE 159 as of writing on Wednesday 6th July 2022 as confirmed by the official ONE Championship site:

Main Card for ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash

  • Reinier de Ridder vs. Vitaly Bigdash (ONE Middleweight World Title)
  • Janet Todd vs. Lara Fernandez (ONE Interim Atomweight Muay Thai World Title)
  • Bokang Masunyane vs. Hiroba Minowa (MMA – strawweight)
  • Muangthai PK.Saenchai vs. Vladimir Kuzmin (Muay Thai – bantamweight)
  • Zhang Peimian vs. Aslanbek Zikreev (kickboxing – strawweight)
  • Zelang Zhaxi vs. Danial Williams (MMA – strawweight)

Lead Card for ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash

  • Sinsamut Klinmee vs. Islam Murtazaev (Muay Thai – lightweight)
  • Ariel Sexton vs. Marat Gafurov (MMA – lightweight)
  • Jessa Khan vs. Amanda Alequin (submission grappling – atomweight)
  • Jin Tae Ho vs. Valmir Da Silva (MMA – welterweight)
  • Anderson Silva vs. Mikhail Jamal Abdul-Latif (MMA – heavyweight)
  • Lea Bivins vs. Zeba Bano (MMA – atomweight)

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