Itsuki Hirata is ready to eat! The Japanese stunner still needs to make weight tomorrow before her fight at ONE on Prime Video 1.

Bur once she has done that the 23 year old has big plans. It sounds like she plans to do some serious eating:

Craving food

We hope she will wait until after her fight on Saturday to get really stuck into the food! Hirata is taking on Lin Heqin in a fight that will be broadcast live in the US by Amazon Prime.

She has been training in New York and looks in fantastic shape. Under ONE Championship’s weigh in protocols Hirata will need to prove she weighs 115lbs or less and has not dehydrated herself in order to do it.

It means fighters can’t make potentially dangerous weight cuts by dehydrating themselves excessively and need to focus on staying at their fighting weight, although professionals will always look for a way to beat the system. That makes diet very important and it sounds like Hirata is missing some of her favourite food.

Training trip

Hirata has recently been on a training trip to New York. She posted a photo of herself at a burger joint although the Japanese atomweight appeared to be treating herself to nothing more substantial than a salad.

In the caption she declared that she would be eating burgers in her dreams and despite being an elite athlete she still clearly craves junk food just like the rest of us. Hirata will be looking to bounce back from the first defeat of her professional career this weekend.

Her fight will be taking place on Friday night US time so she has no need to worry about jet lag after flying into Singapore from New York. She faces Chinese sanda specialist Lin in a bout that will be streamed live in North America by Amazon Prime.

It means Hirata’s fight will probably be finished by midday Singapore time. If the the 23 year old wins it sounds like she is planning to celebrate with a big lunch!