Phnom Penh based Nigerian powerhouse Emmanuel “The Biafran Warrior” Onyedikachi is in Singapore, getting ready for yet another bout this Thursday, 28 February, at Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series 4 (OWS 4).
The undefeated Selapak gym representative has quickly established himself as one of the most promising mixed martial artists in Southeast Asia and hopes that another victory will take him to the global stage of ONE Championship.
The 32-year-old will clash with Phuket Top Team’s Devon “Bam Bam” Morris, and it was recently revealed that their welterweight mixed martial arts contest will headline the event, something that will bring even more attention to Onyedikachi’s big moment.
“I’m not feeling nervous; I’m psychically fit and mentally fit. I don’t need to get ready, I’m already ready,” Emmanuel Onyedikachi states.
“In ONE Warrior Series, I’m the only that have three straight wins. Nobody has done it before.”
“He knows that I might knock him out, but he told me not to do it too fast,” said Emmanuel with a laugh.
“It’s going to be an entertaining fight; it’s going to be fun!”
With a combined ten bouts between them, both Morris and Onyedikachi have gained a reputation as explosive competitors with spectacular finishing power.
An impressive outing this Thursday could propel either competitor to the big league, but even though he could be facing stardom, “The Biafran Warrior” takes the time to pay tribute to those who have helped him to where he is now.
“I want to show appreciation to everybody that has contributed to this [and] I don’t want to forget to mention [Hun] Chan Reach, the leader of Cambodian Top Team.”
“He is the person that brought me to the [ONE] Warrior Series. Where I am right now, I still owe him a lot of gratitude.”
Newly-wed and expecting his first child, Emmanuel certainly has a lot on his plate, and he admits that everything is happening very quickly.
However, Onyedikachi feels it only fuels his fire and that he will use it to get yet another thunderous finish and earn his spot among the best martial artists in the world.
“We’re looking for the finish,” he reveals.
“I want to have at least two finishes in my ONE Warrior Series career before I head to ONE Championship.”
“I’m confident I will be among the top athletes and bring the Cambodian flag to the top level again.”