Rodtang Rocks Manila On One Championship
Thailand’s superstar Rodtang Jitmuangnon tonight continued his hot streak of victories going 2-0 on One Championship.
The Iron Man of Bangkok’s famed Jitmuangnon gym of Thailand remained impressive in his ONE Super Series campaign, running through newcomer Fahdi Khaled of Tunisia to win via unanimous decision.
The multiple-time elite Muay Thai Champion gave the Filipino fans a mesmerizing show as he pushed the action with an unending flurry of strikes that kept the Tunisian newcomer at bay. Khaled had no answer for Rodtang as the Thai star cruised to a clear decision win.
Another son of Thailand, Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy was impressive in his ONE Super Series debut as he overwhelmed Brown Pinas of the Netherlands en route to a unanimous decision victory.
The two-division Muay Thai World Champion controlled the pace of the match as he punished Pinas with a relentless barrage of punches and kicks. Bangpleenoi scored a knockdown midway through the third round to seal the deal and earn his first win on the ONE Championship stage.
Algeria’s Elias Mahmoudi outstruck Japan’s Yukinori Ogasawara over the course of three rounds.
Mahmoudi was on point in the opening frame, unloading a storm of thunderous kicks and pinpoint-accurate elbows on his opponent. Mahmoudi proved to be the faster and stronger man and was constantly a step ahead of his opponent in the succeeding rounds.
In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Mahmoudi.