Ma Jia Wen Calms Down Ahead of ONE Championship: Warrior Kingdom

ONE featherweight Ma Jia Wen will be fighting inside the ONE Championship cage for the sixth time in his career at ONE Championship: Warrior Kingdom this Saturday. With a 3-2 professional record, the fighter is looking to move up in the division with a win over his opponent Yohan Mulia Legowo.

In an interview with ONE, Wen discussed what is different about this fight and how he plans to come out victorious.

“Legowo is much more seasoned than me. I would say that he is better experienced in the fight game, but I do not know much about him. I am very confident of my own skill set, however,” Wen told ONE. “I will be aggressive come fight night. I will end the fight early.”

While Legowo is more experienced, with 13 professional fights on his record, the featherweight is also currently 1-3 in the ONE promotion. Legowo is currently coming off of a loss to Su Noto at ONE: Titles and Titans.

After being expelled from elementary school for fighting, young Ma Jia Wen was sent off to a sports academy boarding school. He quickly excelled at wrestling, in which he came second in nationals at the age of 16.

Wen explained that he is learning to temper his rage. To him, his fighting is improving because of it.

“I have become a much more composed person when compared to the past. I do not get angry as often as before. I am a much calmer person now. I have learned to enjoy spending time with my family during my time off. I have become more optimistic in general.” The featherweight explained.

“I am still very young in the game of MMA. Learning different arts and putting them together is an art in its own right. Constant repetition and more fight experience will build my confidence, and confidence in my skills is the key to enhancing my performance in a fight.”

ONE: Warrior Kingdom goes down this Saturday inside the Impact Arena in Bangkok, with inaugural atomweight champion Angela Lee taken on fellow undefeated warrior Jenny Huang in the main event.