[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Cambodia: Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Sok Thy fight at ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ in Thailand

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China and Cyprus were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.

Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. The ninth bout of the evening was between “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, of Thailand and Sok Thy, 21, of Cambodia.

While Rodtang was one of the six hometown fighters at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Sok solely represented Cambodia. Algeria, Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Sok is a Cambodian National Kun Khmer Champion. He was seven years old when his father sent him and his older brother to a live-in training camp.

A phenomenally hard worker, Sok already has hundreds of bouts under his belt. He even competed for a Muay Thai title in Thailand’s famed Lumpinee Stadium in 2017 and is the first Cambodian to ever do so.

Red Corner

Rodtang is a two-time Omnoi Stadium Muay Thai World Champion. He started training at a young age when he was just seven years old and had his first professional Muay Thai bout at the age of 10.

Initially, Rodtang trained at a small camp in his hometown of Pattalung but soon began traveling to the famed Jitmuangnon Camp in Bangkok in pursuit of better training. He would make the move permanent in order to train full-time and pursue his dreams of becoming a world champion.

Fight Result

Rodtang and Sok competed in an Muay Thai match in the flyweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

Onari put a stop to the flyweight contest after 1 minute and 36 seconds in the second round. Rodtang knocked out Sok.

Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Rodtang to 256 wins, 41 losses and 10 draws.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” Main Events

Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The Thai contender won via technical decision after an accidental groin attack in the fourth round.

Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.

The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured Nong-o, Petchdam and Rodtang along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here:

[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Cambodia: Lerdsila Phuket Top Team, Sok Thy fight at ‘ONE: Warrior’s Dream’ in Indonesia

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Thailand and Cambodia were represented at the ONE Championship event “ONE: Warrior’s Dream,” which took place on November 17, 2018 at the Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia. The fight card featured three ONE Super Series striking contests and 11 mixed martial arts matches.

In the 10th bout of the evening, Lerdsila Phuket Top Team, 37, of Isan, Thailand faced Sok Thy, 20, of Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia again in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division under ONE Super Series. During their first encounter, which was at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” on June 23,2018 in Macau, China, the Thai contender won via split decision.

Blue Corner

Sharing a border with Thailand, Sok’s hometown in Cambodia is known for producing top Kun Khmer talent. He is training at Cambodian Top Team under head coach Chan Reach and legendary Kun Khmer competitor San Saoyan.

Sok is a National Kun Khmer Champion with hundreds of bouts under his belt. In 2017, the Banteay Meanchey native became the first Cambodian to ever compete for a Muay Thai title in Thailand’s famed Lumpinee Stadium.

Red Corner

Lerdsila is a multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion. He first began training in Muay Thai at the age of seven under his father’s tutelage and had his first bout that same year.

The Isan native has competed countless times at the famed Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Stadiums and was a Rajadamnern Muay Thai World Champion in three different weight classes. At his peak, he had an incredible streak of 100 consecutive victories.

Fight Result

After three three-minute rounds, the rematch between Sok and Lerdsila was left in the hands of the judges yet again. In the end, referee Atsushi Onari raised the hand of the Thai martial artist, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” improved Lerdsila’s professional record to 188 wins, 31 losses and 5 draws. On the other hand, Sok’s record downgraded to 221 wins, 37 losses and 12 draws.

“ONE: Warrior’s Dream” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, of Helmond, Netherlands and Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre, 36, of Sao Paulo, Brazil battled it out in a ONE Super Series kickboxing contest. The Dutch kickboxer knocked out his Brazilian opponent in the second round.

In the main event, Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Arsta, Uppsala, Sweden and Tyler McGuire, 32, of Spokane, Washington, United States competed for the vacant ONE Welterweight World Championship. The Swedish contender captured the belt by knocking out his American opponent in the fourth round.

Watch all the “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” bouts here:


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