The entire event, which is set to produce fireworks in Manila, is live and free for North American viewers with a Prime subscription.
When Soldic announced that his KSW contract had run out, there was immediately a lot of speculation about where the two-weight world champion would end up. His signing with ONE Championship became one of the biggest stories of the year and his debut is sure to be another huge moment for both ‘Robocop’ and ONE Championship.
In an interview with his new promotion, Soldic spoke about his decision to join ONE Championship instead of staying at KSW, as well as his hopes now that he’s fighting under a new banner:
“I have a lot of guys to [fight] and it’s not gonna be easy. I was no longer comfortable in KSW because I win, win, win. It just got boring. So now it’s different. I wanna be a combat sports champion, but it will be very hard. The idea from Chatri was very good and you can see he gave me a lot of respect that he flew to Zagreb and he was in the Arena also, and he says I’m going to do ONE Championship here with you and this was also something special in Zagreb. I tried to bring ONE Championship and that is a big, big, big move for me, also for my people in the country, in Croatia, in Bosnia.”
Roberto Soldic says there’s “a little bit of pressure” with all the attention he’s receiving ahead of ONE debut
Stepping into ONE Championship with a ton of excitement surrounding him, Roberto Soldic was always going to be one of the most talked about fighters on the roster.
‘Robocop’ earned his hype with a seven-fight winning streak with six KOs in his former promotion KSW. Needless to say, Soldic is the biggest MMA star to come out of Croatia since Mirko Cro Cop.
Ahead of his highly anticipated debut inside the circle, Roberto Soldic sat down with The MMA Superfan to talk about all of the hype and excitement surrounding his upcoming fight with Murad Ramazanov, and whether he feels any extra pressure:
Roberto Soldic said:
“It’s a little bit of pressure, but nothing special. I use this pressure in my fights and training. I put in hard work. I don’t take time to relax. I’m focused on my goals all the time. And it’s not easy, of course, but people expect always that I finish my opponents and everything. This is also more pressure than normal but I handle it well. I don’t have any problems with that. I stay grounded, trying to be humble all the time with the guys, with the sparring partners, with my family, with my friends.”
Watch the full interview here: