“Back to where I was before” – Fabricio Andrade wants to rediscover killer instinct that took him to the top

Fabricio Andrade’s defeat to Jonathan Haggerty final yr has motivated him to be at his perfect when he returns sooner or later in 2024.

After scaling to the top of the bantamweight MMA division with a TKO of John Lineker at ONE Fight Night 7 in February final yr, ‘Wonder Boy’ returned for his sophomore outing of 2023 in opposition to Jonathan Haggerty for the vacant bantamweight kickboxing world title.

With confidence from his ONE bantamweight MMA world title triumph, the Fortaleza native vowed to finish Haggerty’s successful streak and punch his ticket to two-sport glory.

Unfortunately, for the first time in his promotional tenure, the 26-year-old failed to stroll the discuss. ‘The General’ despatched him crashing to the canvas in spherical two of their main event meeting at ONE Fight Night 16 inside the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

But oftentimes, defeats solely spur a fighter onto higher heights – and that is the mindset that Fabricio Andrade wants to convey when he steps inside the circle in 2024.

In an unique interview, he instructed Sportskeeda MMA:

“When I’m wholesome, when I’m robust, I’m going to be again to where I was earlier than. Not the man who completed Lineker, however the fighter you guys noticed defeat and knock individuals out earlier than I fought for the world title.”


Fabricio Andrade’s good run that took him to stardom in ONE Championship

The complete bantamweight division ought to be on discover if Fabricio Andrade can rediscover his type of previous that took him to his first-ever MMA world title shot in October 2022.

The Evolve MMA and Tiger Muay Thai consultant went on a five-match successful streak from July 2020 to June 2022, with highlight-reel finishes of Mark Abelardo, Li Kai Wen, Jeremy Pacatiw, and Kwon Won Il.

After placing ‘Pretty Boy’ from South Korea to sleep, the Brazilian confidently declared himself as the “uncrowned king of the division,” aiming at then-divisional kingpin John Lineker.

As for Fabricio Andrade’s subsequent combat, many expect a trilogy conflict in opposition to ‘Hands of Stone’ or a rematch in opposition to Kwon as the Brazilian’s first project as a ONE world champion.


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