Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado made his name with a knockout of a former ONE Strawweight World Champion last year, but he feels he still has a point to prove at ONE: Call to Greatness.
The Filipino shocked the world by dealing Dejdamrong “Kru Rong” Sor Amnuaysirichoke the first knockout loss of his mixed martial arts career at ONE: Iron Will.
The impressive win was the biggest surprise of 2018, but drew a mixed reaction from fans.
“Some people are saying it was a lucky shot, that I just got the timing right,” the former boxer laments.
“I don’t want to defend myself from them. I understand why they think that, which is why I readily accepted this rematch.
“They are entitled to their opinions, but for me, whenever I have an upcoming match, I prepare for it to the best of my abilities to show what I can do. That’s how I have always been – win or lose, I give my everything out there.”
On February 22, 2019, “The Jaguar” will have a chance to show that his win was no fluke when he faces Dejdamrong in a rematch inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The Filipino warrior, who represents Switch MMA and Cage Gladiators, will come into this contest on a high after he closed 2018 with an emotional TKO over Peng Xue Wen in ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS. It was a dominant performance that was arguably even more impressive than his win against the Thai hero.
Full of confidence, the 26-year-old readily accepted the rematch with “Kru Rong,” and a chance to defeat the legendary warrior again.
“I know that Dej really wants to avenge that loss and is really preparing well for this match,” he adds.
“Let’s see who will come out on top this time around.”
“I do want to give him a chance to prove himself in the cage because it really happened so fast.”
Heading into his first bout against the Thai martial arts icon, the Filipino claimed that he was in peak form and backed up his claim with an 84-second knockout in his opponent’s home country.