Chinese martial arts ace Li Kai Wen’s much-awaited return to ONE Championship ended in unfortunate fashion on November 24, 2017 at “ONE: Immortal Pursuit.” After the loss, he is now preparing to make a definitive statement as he makes his first trip to the cage this 2018.
The man known as The Underdog is scheduled to duke it out with the Philippines’ Roel “Akiyama” Rosauro in a three-round featherweight affair on the undercard of “ONE: Quest for Gold,” which takes place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on February 23, 2018. The 22-year-old Tianjin, China resident stated confidently, “There is no way this bout will go to the judges.”
“I believe that I am more athletically gifted than my opponent,” Li said. “And I believe that my team of coaches are more diverse.”
Li said he is prepared for whatever Rosauro brings. The Chinese MMA fighter added, “With that said, I will enter the cage, implement my skills, and impose my will.”
At “ONE: Immortal Pursuit,” Li lost to Ahmed “Wolverine” Mujtaba of Pakistan. The Chinese contender was disqualified after a series of illegal blows to the back of his Pakistani opponent’s head in the opening minutes of the first round one.
To hone his craft in martial arts, Li trained at various facilities all across California in the United States as he visited stables such as Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, Millennia MMA in Rancho Cucamonga, and Kings MMA in Huntington Beach to stock his arsenal. Ready to showcase all that he has learned, he believes that training in the U.S. will put his painful defeat behind him.