Sunday, September 23rd: Last night saw One Championship take their success train across Asia to the scintillating city of Jakarta, Indonesia for the fight card billed as ‘Conquest of Heroes.’
Well that moniker is very apt for one reason only as the baddest MuayThai man on the planet right now lit a fire under the Jarkata sky on last night’s event: the man is none other than Rottang from Bangkok’s Jitmuangnon gym, the current Omnoi stadium 130Lb champion and a former star attraction at Bangkok’s Channel7 stadium.
The eminent superstar, Rottang, really announced his arrival to the heavily-acclaimed ONE Super Series in astounding fashion, clinching a one-sided unanimous decision victory over former ONE World Title challenger Sergio “Little One” Wielzen of the Netherlands.
Rottang wowed the fans in Jakarta as he unloaded a torrent of punches and kicks to outclass Wielzen from bell to bell. The dominant performance earned Rottang the unanimous decision win after three rounds.
He pummeled and poked at Sergio all night long making the nine minutes in the cage for the Dutchman a very long night — Sergio received two eight counts during the contest, the first coming in the opening stanza from a thunderous left hook and the second came in the final round after yet another barrage of organized chaos from Rottang.
From Ecstasy To Agony:
It was much different story for Rottang’s close friend and teammate from Jitmuangnon, Yodpanomrung, who lost a close fought battle with French-Guiana fighter, Fabrice Delannon.
The ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight contest, French Guiana’s Fabrice Fairtex Delannon scored his first victory since joining ONE Championship last June, coming away with a razor-thin split decision over MuayThai star Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon of Thailand.
The two warriors traded powerful striking combinations over the course of three rounds, but it was Delannon who focused on doing more damage. In the end, two of the three judges scored in favor of Delannon to take home the win.
The spilt decision victory for Delannon came when two two judges scored bout in his favor and one favored Thailand’s Yodpanomrung.