Raimond Magomedaliev makes his fourth appearance in ONE Championship on April 7, 2021 when ONE makes its debut on TNT. The Combat Sambo World Champion is riding a two-fight win streak with two first-round finishes.
In January of last year, he submitted Joey Pierotti via guillotine choke. He then ended the year in December with a knockout of Edson Marques.
Magomedaliev will be facing fellow prospect Tyler McGuire, who also has only lost once. McGuire is former welterweight title challenger and a win over him may set him up for a title shot of his own.
At a ONE on TNT 1 media day scrum this week, he was asked if a win over McGuire would warrant a shot at the title. Magomedaliev simply said, “I think [so], yeah.”
The Russian fighter doesn’t like to give predictions for his fights, however.
“Well, to be frank with you, I never think about this [fight predictions], I always enter the cage and it always depends on the situation during the fight,” Magomedaliev said. “But what I can try and do is to finish ahead of schedule, so that is my goal.”
Magomedaliev did say to get ready for a “really good show.” With a potential title shot on the line, it’s probably safe to take him at his word.
Watch the full ONE on TNT 1 media day interview with Raimond Magomedaliev above. ONE on TNT 1 takes place this Wednesday, April 7, with the main card live on TNT starting at 10PM ET.