Rodtang is feeling all sorts of happy right now. The Thai defended his ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title, is surrounded by his loved ones, and feels more motivated than ever. “My excitement was on level 10, more than ever. I defended my belt in my home country, in front of my whole big family and fans,” he said. “Haggerty improved a lot. I knew he would come into the bout more than 100 percent. I trained for this fight for almost two months. Having a girlfriend as a two-sport ONE World Champion motivated me to keep this belt and try to get another belt, too.”
Two-sport ONE World Champion is very pleased with her victory over Puja Tomar. She pushed her mixed martial arts record to 4-0 and recorded another signature finish. “This fight, I use only 25 percent of my power. It finished quicker than I thought it would,” she said. “I planned to strike, but since she took me down, I had to use everything I learned. I couldn’t submit her because she defended well, so I finished her by TKO.”
Sangmanee Sathian MuayThai is happy with his win, but the Thai told us he planned to end it sooner. "I planned to knock him out but after the first round, but I injured my hand by punching him on the head," he confessed. "So I had to keep my emotions under control and changed my strategy to use my legs instead, as you saw. He has a heavy punch, which was dangerous, but the rest [of his strikes], I can handle. I don't know why, but I am still excited to fight in ONE, which never happened in the local stadiums."
This is not a mistake. Siddiq Hisham Siddiq is the first ONE Fantasy World Champion of 2020. Congratulations, SHS. It's hard to win the belt, but even harder to defend it. See you in two weeks in Manila, dude!
Rodtang Jitmuangnon defeats Jonathan Haggerty via TKO at 2:39 of round three (ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion)
Rodtang got the decision last August at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES, which was named the Top ONE Super Series Bout Of 2019. But Haggerty is intent on reclaiming the gold. Grab your popcorn for this battle of wills.
Here we go! The long-awaited rematch between Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon and Jonathan “The General” Haggerty for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title!
Don’t sleep on “The Cyclone.” She has defeated hometown heroes before, and she can do it again. Read all about her sacrifices en route to joining The Home of Martial Arts before this bout begins.
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We go to the atomweight division for Puja “The Cyclone” Tomar vs. Stamp Fairtex. Can Stamp continue her perfect record in mixed martial arts and keep history within reach?
Muangthai knew he was in for a rough night, but he is thrilled to have defeated Brice Delval. "I accepted that this fight would not be easy because of my opponent's tall height advantage," he said. "His teeps created a lot of problems for me, and I could not get close to him. But finally, I got close to him, and I won."
The two sensational welterweights combined for 18 knockouts in 23 victories! Batten down the hatches for this one.
Thanh Le and Ryogo Takahashi are set for a big featherweight bout next. The winner will have a great case to challenge for Martin Nguyen’s World Championship with a show stealing performance. This is a can’t miss contest.
Liam Harrison defeats Mohammed Bin Mahmoud via knockout at 2:03 of round one (ONE Super Series Muay Thai - bantamweight)
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Following an initial engagement, Muangthai put Delval back on his bicycle and circled away from the Thai’s engagement. That prompted a heavy warning from the referee, causing “The Truck” to become more active and engage.
The two went back and forth with body kicks and punches, but soon, “The Truck” circled away and countered off the back foot again. As Muangthai chased him down, Delval was tiring.
“Elbow Zombie” attacked with his kicks and punches, and he never once let up the pressure once he had it. But Delval was effective when picking his shots off the back foot.
Muangthai got off to a quick start, but “The Truck” landed a teep to the face. That made the “Elbow Zombie” smile.
Somewhat living up to his nickname, Muangthai marched forward with a high guard and forced his rival to strike off the back foot. As Delval circled away, he kept throwing various kicks. However, the Thai’s roundhouse turned his rival’s ribs red.
After a warning from the referee for lack of activity, Delval landed another teep to the head. “Elbow Zombie” was not fazed, and he continued to chase his opponent down.
“The Truck” continually circled away and countered, but Muangthai was effective with his high guard, strikes, and forward-pressure.
Following a touch of the gloves, Delval opened up with a set of teeps. Muangthai threw a kick, but he fell when “The Truck” struck him with a right hand. The Algerian pushed the action and kept mixing up his kicks.
Delval heavily utilized the teep and roundhouse body kicks, and he tried to jab from a distance. Muangthai took his time to figure out his opponent’s range and in the final seconds of the bout, the “Elbow Zombie” put his taller foe on the back foot.
Although Muangthai started landing teeps and punches of his own, Delval was more active in the opening stanza.
The Algerian will try to play spoiler for Thailand’s Muangthai in front of a raucous Bangkok crowd. Expect deafening cheers for “Elbow Zombie” throughout this cracking match.
We return to the bantamweight Muay Thai division for the final match on the prime card. Muangthai “Elbow Zombie” PK. Saenchaimuaythaigym takes on former ONE World Title challenger Brice “The Truck” Delval.