ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon is ready to make his big debut on Amazon Prime Video Sports, and his next dance partner is someone who constantly pushes forward and brings the heat.
In ONE’s co-main event on Prime Video 4 on Friday, November 18, the Thai megastar defends his gold medal against new ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Champion Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri.
Rodtang has been nearly flawless in his ONE Championship tenure.
Since his promotional debut in September 2018, “The Iron Man” has won all 11 of his Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts.
During that run, he defeated Jonathan “The General” Haggerty for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title in August 2019 and has since defended his belt three times.
Rodtang even competed in the organization’s inaugural mixed rules superfight against the legendary Demetrious Johnson last March, but was stifled in the MMA rounds.
Nonetheless, the 25-year-old has become globally famous for his granite chin, aggressiveness and bruised forward style which landed him on highlighted videos all over the internet.
But on November 18, he meets a scrappy challenger in Lasiri, who is tough as nails and never backs down.
After a rocky start to his ONE Championship career, Lasiri reinvented himself in 2020. He honed his training, moved up to strawweight and sought to rise to the top of the division.
The Moroccan-Italian slugger built some quality momentum, edging out former ONE world title challenger Rocky Ogden and knocking out Asahi Shinagawa in a pair of catchweight bouts.
This earned ‘The Hurricane’ a crack at ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Champion Prajanchai PK.Saenchai, who looked utterly invincible. But Lasiri, the ultimate underdog, proved he was human and knocked him off the stool to win gold last May.
Lasiri stopped a seemingly unstoppable world champion this year, and at ONE on Prime Video 4 he’ll try to do it again when he meets Rodtang at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
If successful, the 31-year-old underdog will become the last two-division ONE World Champion in the Muay Thai ranks.
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