ONE Championship

Rodtang hopes for a knock out and a bonus against Saavas Michael

Rodtang Jitmuangnon is all set to return against Saavas Michael at ONE on Prime Video 1 on 26 August 2022. The two Muay Thai stars will lock horns in the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai Grand Prix semi-finals.

With a place in the finals up for grabs, the stakes are sky high but Rodtang is feeling confident heading into the fight.

Speaking to ONE Championship in an exclusive interview, Rodtang noted that he is not too worried about the style that his opponent brings to the table.

“I’m not too worried about Savvas’ changed fighting style. I’ll apply my own style. I’ll try to see the weaknesses of my opponents and deal with each round. And I’ll see how to adapt my style if I fall behind. If moving forward is bad for me, I’ll see how I can change,” he said.

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Speaking further, The Thai superstar noted that he is looking to get a knockout against Savvas and hopefully get a bonus as well.

“I see that his defence still doesn’t cover what it needs to cover. I’ll take that as my upper hand. If possible, I’d like to knock him out, as I’d like to gain the bonus from the big boss, [ONE CEO] Mr. Chatri [Sityodtong],” Rodtang added.

The showdown between Rodtang and Savvas will be one of the most exciting fights on the ONE on Prime 1 card which will be headlined by the showdown between Demetrious Johnson and Adriano Moraes. In the co-main event, the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai title will be on the line when Nong-O-Gaiyanghadao fights Liam Harrison.

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In the second Flyweight Muay Thai Grand Prix Semi-final, Superlek Kiatmoo9 will fight Walter Goncalves.

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