Two-division world champion Reinier de Ridder is a master of the grappling arts. When 'The Dutch Knight' takes his opponents to the ground, they are already in danger.
The Dutchman spoke with Brian Campbell on Morning Kombat and explained why he is so confident on the ground:
"The confidence just came through the years of training and being successful everytime I fight. But I think, in the transitions is where I really shine. When I take them down, I’m already thinking of the next step. I’m already halfway on a neck or halfway on an arm. And they’re always in danger."
Catch the full interview below:
'The Dutch Knight' has won the vast majority of his fights by way of submission. He's even beaten multiple ONE world champions by way of submission, including Aung La N Sang, Kiamrian Abbasov, and Vitaly Bigdash.
Reinier de Ridder is an undefeated double world champion in ONE Championship. He will put it all on the line against undefeated ONE interim heavyweight world champion Anatoly Malykhin. They are set to battle at ONE on Prime Video 5 on December 2.
Reinier de Ridder vs. Anatoly Malykhin will be a clash of styles
The main event of ONE on Prime Video 5 will see a momentous clash of styles between Reinier de Ridder and Anatoly Malykhin. The Dutch athlete is a slick grappling specialist, while Russia's Malykhin is a heavyweight bruiser who always aims for the knockout. Although they approach it from different angles, de Ridder and Malykhin are always seeking a finish.
The two world champions will be battling in the main event fight of ONE on Prime Video 5 on December 2. This high-stakes war can be enjoyed live and for free on Prime Video for all Amazon Prime Video subscribers in North America.
Malykhin has assured fans that he will be looking to make this a very exciting clash. In an interview with ONE, he said:
“I’m excited about challenges like this. He’s a great fighter, a great athlete. I will be happy to share the Circle with him. I’m sure it will be the event of the year. I will try to display my best skills, my courage, and I will try to impress the audience. They expect a good show. I’m going to win. It will be a noble battle.”