Muay Thai Stars Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon Ready to Takeover ONE Super Series by Storm

As ONE Championship continues cement their place as the premier martial arts organization in the world, more and more talents are taking notice and directing their career paths to the promotion.

Aside from an already-elite talent pool of mixed martial artists headlined by worldwide stars such as reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera and current ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, ONE Championship continues to beef up the ONE Super Series roster of world-class martial artists.

With Muay Thai and kickboxing stars like Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and many others already competing under the ONE Championship umbrella, it is no doubt that the Singapore-based promotion is already the undisputed home of the world’s best martial artist.

At ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES on 22 September in Jakarta, Indonesia, ONE Championship welcomes two more massive Muay Thai icons to the ONE Super Series stage as Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon are booked to make their highly-anticipated promotional debut.

At just 21 years old Rodtang Jitmuangnon may be very young, but he’s extremely experienced in terms of martial arts.

Known as “The Iron Man,” Rodtang will be bringing with him a remarkable 252-40-10 professional Muay Thai record, which includes two reigns as an Omnoi Stadium Muay Thai Champion.

Rodtang will be coming into the heavily-acclaimed ONE Super Series, eager to bounce back after a close and controversial loss to Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa this past June.

Proudly representing the famed Jitmuangnon Gym in Bangkok, Rodtang makes his long-awaited ONE Championship appearance against two-time W5 World Champion Sergio “Samurai” Weilzen in a ONE Super Series Flyweight Muay Thai showdown.

“I am honored to be part of this world-class martial arts organization,” Rodtang conveyed. “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’m really excited to make my debut in Jakarta against a tough martial artist such as Sergio Wielzen,” he said of his opponent. “Sergio is a decorated champion, and I’m sure he will bring out the best in me as I will with him.”

Also making his ONE Super Series debut in Jakarta is Rodtang’s teammate Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon.

The 24-year old Yodpanomrung is also coming in with a ton of experience in Muay Thai, having an impressive six world title reigns on his resume, including the WMC and WPMF World Championships.

The owner of an outstanding 230-68-2 professional record, the man known as “The Lightning Knee” is hailed as one of the top pound-for-pound Muay Thai practitioners in the sport today.

Yodpanomrung will be welcomed into the promotion by three-time MAX Muay Thai World Champion “The Funky Drummer” Fabrice Fairtex Delannon as the two will meet in a ONE Super Series Bantamweight Muay Thai bout.

“I am happy to be part of the growing ONE Championship family. I would also like to thank everyone who made this possible,” Yodpanomrung expressed. “I can’t wait to have my promotional debut and exhibit what I am capable of doing.”

“My debut bout against Fabrice Delannon is sure to be an exciting one. We are both high-level Muay Thai practitioners, and we will definitely give the fans in Jakarta a show,” he continued.

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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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