Robin Catalan plans to finish Elipitua Siregar at ONE 157

Robin Catalan is one of the most versatile fighters in ONE Championship’s strawweight division, and his record reflects that perfectly. Of his 10 career wins, nine were split evenly across decisions, submissions and knockouts.

The Filipino boxer could break that even when he takes on Elipitua Siregar at ONE 157: Petchmorakot vs Vienot, which will be televised live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday, May 20.

Nine wins on the exciting Catalan record include three decisive wins, three submissions and three knockouts. However, that allotment could very well end in the 31-year-old’s next fight.

In an interview with ONE Championship, Catalan said he plans to finish off Siregar by any means possible. ‘The Ilonggo’ commented that Siregar is prone to venting in grappling exchanges, leaving him with a possible knockout or submission.

Robin Catalan says:

“I think he’s out of breath when wrestling, so I’ll look for loopholes and use my own strength against him.”

He added:

“I think I can handle his struggle with ease. We have no shortage of training. We are focusing on improving our wrestling and even including it in our game plan. I’m looking for my moment and see where I can win the knockout. ”


Robin Catalan wants to show off his exquisite on-court game

Robin Catalan, like his teammates at the Catalan Fighting System, is a born striker, The stable specializing in Muay Thai, Wushu and boxing.

Despite his emphasis on striking art, Catalan said he has improved his grappling abilities and he plans to show it off against Siregar.

The Catalan side’s last win was in 2018 when he forced Adrian Mattheis to touch his heels in the second round. Although he hasn’t sent anyone since that match, the straw contender is keen to add one more serving win to his name.

“I believe his strongest points are his wrestling and his ground fights. I’m not too worried about his prominence. Of course, if I find a loophole to get him to touch, we’ll take it. I want to show that I have that in my game too. ”

We will find out if Catalan can add Siregar to his resume at ONE 157 on May 20.


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