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Jake Butler Hopes ONE Championship Win No. 6 Secures Long-Awaited Title Shot

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Jake Butler had no previous experience of competitive MMA when he made his pro debut in 2013. Mistakes are inevitable when any athlete is starting out in a sport, but after seven fights the New Jersey native has made remarkably few of them.
Aside from the moment when Butler allowed himself to get sucked into a striking exchange with French veteran Sylvain Potard, he has been a model of composure inside the cage. His latest win was perhaps his most impressive because it came at the expense of a BJJ black belt who had previously held a heavyweight title in Japan.
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On paper, Cristiano Kaminishi represented the toughest test of Butler’s career, but he controlled virtually every minute of every round to take a clear-cut decision win. With six wins inside the ONE Championship cage, he is clearly the frontrunner for a light heavyweight title shot and the Princeton graduate feels the time has come to fight for the belt.
“It would mean everything. The ONE title was the goal going into this from day one. That is what I am going after.”
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