Two Muay Thai Superstars Direct Career Path to ONE Championship

Regarded as the largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship has bolstered its burgeoning roster of world-class athletes with the acquisition of celebrated Muay Thai champions Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon and Rodtang Jitmuangnon.

Both Muay Thai practitioners join the promotion’s list of top-notch martial arts talent by signing an exclusive multi-bout contract.

“In ONE Championship, we make sure to deliver only the absolute best that Asia and the rest of the world can offer. I am pleased to announce the signing of Thailand’s very best and young Muay Thai practitioners like Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon and Rodtang Jitmuangnon,” company head honcho Chatri Sityodtong said.

Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon is considered by Thai boxing pundits as one of the top pound-for-pound Muay Thai combatants in the world.

Having 300 professional bouts under his belt, Yodpanomrung has built a reputation as being an explosive striker with stunning knockout power.

The 24-year-old native of Bangkok, Thailand has won numerous championships throughout his career, including the WMC and WPMF World Championship titles.

“I am happy to be part of the growing ONE Championship family. I would also like to thank everyone who made this possible. I can’t wait to have my promotional debut and exhibit what I am capable of doing. The fans must not blink every time I am inside the ring or cage because I could finish the contest at any time,” Yodpanomrung stated.

On the other, Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon is one of the most recognizable names in the world of Muay Thai, capturing the Omnoi Stadium World Championship on two occasions.

Known for his exciting Muay Mat style, which specializes in devastating strikes and always looks to charge forward to instantly inflict damage, Rodtang has beaten some of Thailand’s biggest Muay Thai superstars.

With a professional record of 250-40-10, the 20-year-old Thai dynamo makes his foray to ONE Championship.

“I am honored to be part of this world-class martial arts organization. With ONE Championship opening its doors for other martial artists like me to join and showcase our talent on a global stage, it means a lot to me as an athlete. This is a new challenge, and I love challenges. I am looking forward to my debut in ONE Championship,” Rodtang disclosed.

Both Yodpanomrung and Rodtang will be part of the highly-acclaimed ONE Super Series, which was launched by ONE Championship last April to showcase the purest forms of world-class striking and its adrenaline-pumping action on the world’s biggest and most prestigious stage of competition.

“We will be seeing these two outstanding Thai kickboxing icons on the ONE Championship stage very soon. I guarantee that they will keep our loyal fans at the edge of their seats each time they compete in ONE Championship,” Sityodtong ended.


Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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