Antonio Mammarella unfazed by pressure to debut against Adrian Lee at ONE 167: “It’s just another day in the office”

Antonio Mammarella unfazed by pressure to debut against Adrian Lee at ONE 167. -- Photo by ONE Championship
Antonio Mammarella unfazed by pressure to debut against Adrian Lee at ONE 167. -- Photo by ONE Championship

Australian Antonio Mammarella is aware of the buzz surrounding fellow ONE Championship newcomer Adrian Lee ahead of their scheduled battle next week but remains unfazed by the pressure that comes with such a high profile bout.

The ONE-debuting fighters will collide in a lightweight MMA showdown at ONE 167: Tawanchai vs Nattawut on June 7 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. It is part of the packed event that will air live and for free in U.S. primetime to North American fans with an active Amazon Prime Video subscription.

Speaking to ONE Championship in an interview, the MMA Famiy Fight Team athlete said that fighting 18-year-old phenom Lee, younger brother of ONE champions Angela (atomweight/retired) and Christian Lee (lightweight and welterweight), entails a lot of attention that he needs to rise up to.

It is something he believes he is up to, as he said:

"It's just another day in the office. Surely, it's going to be the biggest show I've been part of, but it's all part of the job, and I'm ready for this."

Heading into ONE 167, Antonio Mammarella said he is confident of the experience and skills he has developed under the guidance of Italian coach Angelo Pompeo. And he is out to unleash it in his clash with Lee.

Singaporean-American Lee, meanwhile, will turn to his wrestling background as the core of his strategy, but he believes he has a solid MMA skillset that he will also be bringing come fight night.

Antonio Mammarella out to spring up surprise at ONE 167

The name Antonio Mammarella may not ring a bell to many fight fans just yet but he said after he makes his ONE Championship debut on June 7 at ONE 167 in Bangkok, Thailand, people will start noticing.

The 24-year-old Australian will make his second professional fight, and first in ONE, against fellow promotion-debuting Adrian Lee and is out to make a big ripple and introduce himself to a wider audience.

Antonio Mammarella told ONE Championship in an interview:

"I will surprise everyone on my ONE debut. My fights are always entertaining because I always give everything."

The Lee-Mammarella clash is one of four topnotch MMA matches on offer at ONE 167.

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