ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament winner Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym will throw down with ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao this Friday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before the bantamweight bangers clash in the co-main event of ONE: COLLISION COURSE, let’s revisit how Rodlek earned the right to challenge Nong-O for the divisional gold.
It all started earlier this year when the PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym standout was selected to compete in the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament.
At ONE: NO SURRENDER II, Rodlek faced Saemapetch Fairtex in the first of two semifinal matches. The two men battled hard to the final bell, but Saemapetch walked away with the closely contested majority decision win.
However, the victor was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to injury, giving Rodlek a shot at redemption. He would face the winner of the other semifinal between The Million Dollar Baby” Sangmanee Klong SuanPluResort and “Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai.
At ONE: NO SURRENDER III, Kulabdam snuffed out Sangmanee with a stunning first-round knockout, setting up a matchup with Rodlek in the final.
So, on 28 August, the stage was set for Rodlek and Kulabdam to fight for a World Title shot at ONE: A NEW BREED.
Despite being hurt early in the match, Rodlek withstood Kulabdam’s fury and scored two knockdowns of his compatriot, which solidified a unanimous decision win.
But while Rodlek has made it past the top contenders of the division, Nong-O will certainly be his toughest test to date.
The ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion may not be able to take a punch like Kulabdam – but he doesn’t have to. The legendary Thai icon is a crafty tactician who loves to evade and counter.
With that said, the upcoming foray between Nong-O and Rodlek will truly be a clash of tactics: Nong-O’s elusive muay femur style versus Rodlek’s muay mat strategy.
Whose will prevail? Find out this Friday, 18 December, at ONE: COLLISION COURSE by tuning in to meWATCH or the ONE Super App at 8:30 p.m. Singapore Standard Time (SGT).
A limited number of Singaporean fans can also watch the event live by purchasing tickets from ticketmaster.sg.
Also, Channel 5 will cut into the broadcast at 10 p.m. SGT.
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