Jonathan Haggerty vs Walter Goncalves: Fight Preview, Stats, Prediction

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Preview, stats and prediction ahead of Jonathan Haggerty vs Walter Goncalves at ONE 157 on Friday, May 20.

Three month on from his epic three-round victory over Mongkolpetch, Jonathan Haggerty is set to return to the ONE Championship circle.

He is set to take on former title challenger, Walter Goncalves, in the opening round of the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix tournament.

The bout will be one of four huge match-ups taking place at ONE 157 on Friday, May 20, which is headlined by two Muay Thai World title defences.

After back-to-back losses to current ONE Championship kingpin, Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Haggerty (19-4) got back to winning ways with a solid victory against Taiki Naito back in December 2020.

Over a year later, he returned to face Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy, who was unbeaten in four appearances in ONE Super Series.

Haggerty was victorious again and extended his ONE Super Series record to 4-2.

Now he will face Brazilian fighter, Walter Goncalves (71-6), who is yet to register a win in ONE Super Series, having lost his debut in a title bout against Rodtang Jitmuangnon, followed by a TKO loss due to injury against Japanese fighter, Momotaro.

Fighter form

See the fighters’ recent form with the last three fights shown in reverse chronological order below.

Jonathan Haggerty’s last three fights:

  • Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy – Win (Pts), February 2022
  • Arthur Meyer – Win (KO), November 2021
  • Taiki Naito – Win (Pts), December 2020

Walter Goncalves’ last three fights:

  • Momotaro – Loss (Inj), December 2020
  • Rodtang Jitmuangnon – Loss (Pts), October 2019
  • Matthew Daalman – Win (TKO), March 2019

Key stats

  • Walter Goncalves was scheduled to face Elias Mahmoudi in January 2022 but the bout was cancelled when the Brazilian caught COVID on fight week.
  • Gonzalves has not competed since the loss to Momotaro in December 2020.
  • Goncalves is currently 0-2 from two fights in ONE Super Series.
  • Jonathan Haggerty is 4-2 in ONE Super Series, with both losses coming against Rodtang Jitmuangnon for the World title.
  • Haggerty earned the $50K performance of the night bonus for his win against Mongkolpetch in February 2022.
  • Goncalves has only lost 6 of his 77 career fights (7.7%), but four of those losses have been in his last seven fights.

How to watch Jonathan Haggerty vs Walter Goncalves at ONE 157?

ONE 157 will air live on Friday, 20 May via the ONE SuperApp and ONE Championship YouTube channel.

The lead card is set to kick-off at 4.30pm SGT (Singapore) / 10.30am BST (British Summer Time).

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