: “Jungle Cat” Muhammad Aiman is ready to march towards another winning run in ONE Championship’s bantamweight division.
But first, the Malaysian martial artist wants to register his sixth career victory against Indonesia’s “The Terminator” Sunoto when they share the Circle at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES on Friday, 2 August.
Aiman admitted that he is not too worried about what may unfold inside the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, as he just wants to perform at his level best.
“Sunoto has nothing that can surprise me or nothing that can take me out. I’m better on the ground, striking, wrestling, or grappling, and I’m not worried at all,” he said.
“I just want to go out there and perform. That’s what I always want to do, just perform at my level best.”
Aiman has had many memorable martial arts displays throughout his years competing at The Home of Martial Arts.
Whether it’s a multi-skilled three-round performance, an attacking display, or a delicate finish, the Negeri Sembilan native always does the talking inside the Circle.
And he hopes to give his fans another memorable moment against an opponent who he believes will not trouble him in any aspect.
“His biggest strength is his experience. He’s been in mixed martial arts for a long time I guess, but I think he doesn’t have anything else over me,” the 24-year-old admitted. “His ground, striking, and wrestling are not on my level. Whenever I get taken down, I’m better at fighting.”
Aiman added, “Sunoto is the same size as me. He won’t cause me too much of trouble, despite him having four submission wins. He’s not short, so that’s my advantage too.”
Sunoto is coming off a dominant performance against fellow countryman Paul “The Great King” Lumihi at ONE: FOR HONOR in May.
With nine wins from 14 ONE appearances, the Jakarta native is the most experienced Indonesian athlete on the ONE roster, but Aiman respectfully said he could put him to sleep by the end of the second round.
“I’m very confident, and that’s what I want to do. I feel like I have the ability to do that.”