Rodtang Jitmuangnon on US training tour ahead of ONE 161


ONE Championship Muay Thai phenom Rodtang Jitmuangnon returns to the circle on August 26th when the promotion makes its highly anticipated debut on Amazon Prime Video. “The Iron Man” will face Savvas Michael in the semi-finals of the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix.

The reigning ONE Muay Thai flyweight world champion advanced to the second round of the tournament with a perfect performance against ONE debutant Jacob Smith at ONE 157 last May.

Ahead of his fight against Michael, Rodtang Jitmuangnon stays busy sharing his combat sports knowledge with a handful of lucky trainees in Texas.

In an Instagram post, Rodtang shared video clips of himself with groups of students who are relishing the opportunity to learn from one of the best strikers in the world today.

Check out the Instagram post below:

Beginning Muay Thai at the age of eight to help earn money for his family in Thailand, Rodtang excelled in the sport at a fast pace. At the age of 14, he moved to Bangkok to join Jitmuangnon Gymnasium.

By the age of 20, “The Iron Man” had scored countless Muay Thai victories and landed a ONE Championship contract just months after his 21st birthday.

Since joining the promotion, Rodtang has gone undefeated in Muay Thai and soared to the top of the mountain when he defeated division rival Jonathan Haggerty for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship at ONE: Dawn of Heroes in August. 2019.

Rodtang Jitmuangnon looks to cement his legacy in the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix

ONE world champion and one of the best pound for pound Muay Thai fighters in the world today, “The Iron Man” has little to prove left at just 24 years old.

That didn’t stop Rodtang Jitmuangnon from jumping at the chance to compete in the promotion’s latest World Grand Prix tournament in a bid to establish himself as the best Muay Thai fighter in the sport today.

While speaking to ONE Championship, Rodtang Jitmuangnon discussed his motivation for taking part in the tournament and gave insight into what’s to come if he emerges victorious when all is said and done:

“I didn’t want to wait because I still have my skills in Muay Thai and I still want to fight. That’s why I chose to join the World Grand Prix. But my goal is to join MMA. My plan is to complete this World Grand Prix and then fully rejoin MMA.

Rodtang got his first taste of mixed martial arts when he competed in a critically acclaimed special rules super fight against 12-time world flyweight MMA champion Demetrious Johnson at ONE X last March.

If all goes according to Rodtang’s plan, we could see him trying to conquer another sport in the very near future.

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