MANILA, Philippines: Venezuela, competing in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vovinam, has added more interesting tactics to its arsenal ahead of Friday’s fight against Julie Mezabarbar at ONE 158 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Excited after finishing the bronze medal in Vietnam’s traditional martial arts at the Hanoi Games, Olsim has come out of the sport to bring his lessons to the Atomweight division of the One Championship.
“It’s a big boost for my striking because I also compete in the 55-kilogram in Vovinam,” Olsim said during his Virtual Media availability in the Filipino on Friday.
“I learned the importance of scoring from the game. It doesn’t matter how powerful a kick your opponent gets. It’s all about finding a way to score. “
“The competition at Vovinam really helped me prepare. I had a great time at the tournament,” he added.
The 25-year-old, who also had a career in Muay Thai and kickboxing before becoming a professional MMA fighter, put a premium on his takedown and wrestling defense in his preparation against the Brazilian enemy.
“He is a striker. I was prepared for the part of the field because during my last fight, I had weaknesses in wrestling, “said Olsim. “In my previous fights, my opponents always tried the following, which I haven’t developed yet.”
“I have worked with strong and aggressive takedowns. I think I’m more confident trying to take down now, but I still have to follow our game plan, “he added.
Olsim lost to Indian wrestler Savant Ritu Fogat in the One Atomweight World Grand Prix semifinal last October 2021, which was his last fight.
Tim Lack was scheduled to fight Stallwart’s Malaysian star Jihin Radjuan in One: Bad Blood in February 2022 but had to withdraw due to injury.
After the previous cancellation of his fight, Olsim is ready to return to action, looking to win against Mezabarber in Singapore.
“I did not stop preparing after my matches were repeatedly canceled. Now, I am 100% confident and ready for this fight, ”he said.
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