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Beginnings and Credits: Jonathan Haggerty’s Historic World Title Win

New two-sport world champion Jonathan Haggerty attributes all his professional success to his longtime coach, Christian Knowles, after winning a new milestone at ONE Fight Night 16. On November 3, 2023, Haggerty became the newest member of the exclusive list of ONE Championship athletes who won two world titles in two different sports by defeating Fabricio Andrade in their ONE bantamweight kickboxing world title match in Bangkok, Thailand. Haggerty now holds the ONE bantamweight Muay Thai and kickboxing world championships. Two days after his victory, Haggerty expressed his gratitude to coach Christian Knowles in a heartfelt Instagram post, thanking him for his hard work and dedication. The world-renowned striking coach responded with appreciation for the trust in him. Haggerty and Knowles are now focusing on achieving more accomplishments, with their next goal being for Haggerty to capture his third world title in MMA. The 26-year-old British fighter aims to challenge Andrade for the ONE bantamweight MMA world title, potentially making him the second athlete in ONE Championship to win three world titles in three different sports. The replay of ONE Fight Night 16 is available on demand for Amazon Prime Video subscribers in North America.