Tyler McGuire ‘prepared for a struggle’ in opposition to Raimond Magomedaliev.
High-ranked American welterweight Tyler McGuire is trying to make it two in a row with a victory in his subsequent struggle. The Spokane, Washington native is scheduled to lock horns with Russian finisher Raimond Magomedaliev within the lead card of ONE on TNT 1 the primary of a four-part occasion collection that broadcasts reside from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on Wednesday, April 7.
The 35-year-old combined martial artist, now primarily based in Arizona, coaching out of Sikjitsu and Apex MMA, desires to make a press release on this bout to hopefully earn one other shot on the ONE title.
“Raimond is a wonderful fighter with a various talent set. I’m wanting ahead to testing myself in opposition to him. All Dagestanis are powerful, so I do know he’ll be prepared. After watching him, I do know I’ll must be prepared for a struggle as a result of the man is harmful from each place,” McGuire informed ONE Championship. “His greatest strengths are his talents at vary. He’s a really various striker that may hit from a wide range of angles. At this degree, weaknesses are laborious to seek out. I haven’t seen a lot of him on the bottom, in order that could possibly be one thing to use.”
McGuire joined ONE Championship in 2018, making his debut for the Singapore-based promotion with an unblemished report. After dispatching the damaging Luis Santos in his Circle debut, McGuire earned a crack at then ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam.
McGuire dropped a fifth-round knockout loss to Kadestam, nonetheless, regardless of controlling the vast majority of the competition together with his world-class wrestling. McGuire says he’s realized the required classes from the expertise and is now trying to make a run at ONE Championship gold as soon as extra.
“I’m engaged on being extra environment friendly. Up thus far, I’ve all the time relied on horsepower and cardio to get issues carried out. The title struggle confirmed me some issues that I might have carried out extra effectively to have extra fuel within the later rounds,” stated McGuire. “I feel that some bombs are going to be thrown and we are going to each be chasing a end. I’d be stunned if it makes it to the third spherical. I need to make a press release for a title shot.”
ONE on TNT 1 includes a predominant occasion showdown between ONE flyweight World Grand Prix, and former 12-time UFC champion Demetrious Johnson and reigning ONE flyweight champion Adriano Moraes.
Additionally on the cardboard is the return of former UFC light-weight champion Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez who faces No. 2-ranked light-weight contender Iuri Lapicus within the co-main occasion, in addition to an look from ONE flyweight Muay Thai champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon.
McGuire is happy to reclaim his spot on the high of the welterweight pecking order, this time performing in entrance of all of his family and friends again dwelling in america.
“I feel the largest difference-maker on this struggle comes right down to who executes. The struggle sport is cruel. In case you don’t present up, you grow to be the nail as an alternative of the hammer. I intend on exhibiting up. I feel I’m going to win as a result of there’s no different technique to enter the cage. There’s no room for self-doubt in a cage with killers. Everybody I’ve fought up thus far has both fought for, or had the title. I’d think about whoever wins this is happening to problem the champ,” stated McGuire. “So far as being nervous or underneath additional stress, I reside for being underneath the lights. Nobody goes to place extra stress on me than what I placed on myself. So no matter exterior pressures there could also be, it doesn’t matter. I care extra about letting down my workforce than anything. A struggle is a struggle. If that in itself doesn’t do it for you, it’s time to hold it up.”
The ONE on TNT collection will air each Wednesday in america from April 7 for 4 weeks. Every week will embody a preliminary card digitally streamed solely on the Bleacher Report App and B/R Reside from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET, adopted by three predominant card fights televised solely on TNT within the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET. It is going to be out there in Asia through the same old channels.