“I Don’t Care If He’s 9-0 Or 90-0” – Ahmed Mujtaba Unfazed By Halil Amir’s Resume Ahead of ONE Fight Night 16 Meeting

After seeing his winning streak cut short in his last outing in ONE Championship, Ahmed Mujtaba is out to make amends in the promotion’s stacked lightweight MMA ranks. 

But the Pakistani star will have to do so against one of the division’s fastest rising stars when he returns to the world’s largest martial arts organization against unbeaten powerhouse Halil Amir at ONE Fight Night 16: Haggerty vs. Andrade on Saturday, 4th November, inside Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mujtaba has always made it his mission to seek out the toughest tests in order to showcase his vast skill set. Win or lose, he wants nothing but the best opponents he can get his hands on. 

That quest is a challenging one for any fighter, however, and “Wolverine” learned that the hard way when he saw his impressive two-fight winning streak snapped by Sage Northcutt in his last ONE appearance at ONE Fight Night 10 this past May.

The 13-fight veteran fell victim to a nasty heel hook submission at the hands of the American star inside the first minute, bringing his momentum to an abrupt stop.

Mujtaba doesn’t take losses to heart, though. Instead, he learns from them in order to continue progressing towards his ultimate goal.

“Every fight is a big fight. I’ve never backed down from any opportunity given by ONE Championship. I’ve always fought tough guys,” he said. 

“This is a big opportunity for me as well. My eyes are on the ONE Championship belt, and, sooner or later, I’ll be getting it.”

The next step in Mujtaba’s route to the top will take him through Amir on 4th November, and his upcoming foe will be far from a slouch. 

The Turkish star has put back-to-back victories together since joining ONE in 2022, including a highlight-reel knockout against Timofey Nastyukhin in his debut at ONE on Prime Video 2 in October 2022.

Amir holds a perfect 9-0 slate in his professional career, and he is a genuine star to watch in the lightweight MMA division.

But that record means little to “Wolverine,” as he knows how quickly a run of success can come to an end. Undefeated foe or not, Mujtaba simply wants to remind the world how dangerous he is when he returns at ONE Fight Night 16.

“I don’t care if he’s 9-0 or 90-0. For me, it’s a fight. There are no nerves. There’s no pressure regarding the record. I fought before against Sage. I lost. A win is a win. A loss is a loss,” Mujtaba stated.

“I feel good being the underdog. It’s nothing bad. I don’t care for these things. Maybe some fighters feel a bit of pressure, but for me it’s normal. 

“As I’ve said before, I just want to go and show my skills, show my expertise, and show that I am a good martial artist. That’s my main goal.”

Severe MMA Staff

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