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ONE Championship's Rodtang Jitmuangnon announces intention to switch to MMA after next bout: 'I'm ready to fight'

Rodtang Jitmuangnon, MMA, ONE Championship

ONE Flyweight Muay Thai Champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon is heading to MMA soon.

“Iron Man” will take on Savvas Michael this Friday night at ONE on Amazon Prime 1. There, Jitmuangnon will be looking to secure his seven-game winning streak in Muay Thai. His most recent victory was a decisive victory over Jacob Smith in May.

Earlier this year, the 25-year-old made headlines in the MMA scene. The reason is Jitmuangnon’s decision to fight former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at ONE X in March in a mixed rules bout.

The competition is divided into four rounds, Muay Thai and Muay Thai alternately. MMA bout. He was submitted in the second round after Jitmuangnon’s successful foot round. While he didn’t take the win, the format of fights and mixed rules was praised by fans.

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Luckily for fans, Rodtang Jitmuangnon seems to be coming soon Will turn to MMA. In an interview with The Underground, the 25-year-old said he is now focusing on Muay Thai.

However, that focus will shift after this Friday. After this weekend’s competition, Jitmuangnon will start focusing on MMA training for his debut. However, he was quick to point out that he would not be quitting Muay Thai. As for possible opponents, the 25-year-old is already determined to fight anyone.

“This is not my last Muay Thai fight. Depends As for the promoters, they may want me to compete in Muay Thai in the future. I may need to defend my world championship belt, but after that I will focus on MMA training. I don’t have a ‘last’ Muay Thai fight in the near future.” (h /t Sports Illustrated)

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Rodtang Jitmuangnon continued, “It’s up to the big boss Chatri [Sityodtong]. I’m ready to fight any opponent in [MMA].”

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This article was first published on BJPENN.COM



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