[PHOTOS] UK vs Thailand: Jonathan Haggerty, Rodtang Jitmuangnon fight at ‘ONE: Dawn of Heroes’ in the Philippines

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The United Kingdom and Thailand were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2, 2019. It was the third ONE Championship event in 2019 that took place in the Philippines.

Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches and two Muay Thai matches, “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the co-main event of the evening, Jonathan “The General” Haggerty, 22, of the U.K. faced “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 22, of Thailand.

Including the U.K. and Thailand, 12 countries were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes.” The other countries were Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, the United States and Vietnam.

Haggerty was one of the two fighters who represented the U.K. Rodtang was one of the three representatives of Thailand.

Blue Corner

Born in Phatthalung, Thailand on July 23, 1997, Rodtang is training out of Jitmuangnon Gym in Bangkok, Thailand. He has been competing professionally since he was 10 years old.

“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marked the Rodtang’s fifth ONE Super Series bout. He was coming out of a knockout victory over Sok Thy, 21, of Cambodia.

Red Corner

Haggerty is training out of Team Underground, Knowlesy Academy and Keddles Gym in London, England, U.K. He has been competing professionally since he was 9 years old.

“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marked Haggerty’s third ONE Super Series outing. He was coming out of a unanimous decision victory that dethroned then ONE Muaythai Flyweight World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, 35, of Thailand.

Results

Haggery defended his ONE Muaythai Flyweight World Championship title against Rodtang. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

After five three-minute rounds, the title bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Rodtang, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Rodtang to 257 wins, 41 losses and 10 draws. On the other hand, Haggerty now has 15 wins and 2 losses.

Check the complete “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” results on Conan Daily. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the press conference:

Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym can’t wait to fight in front of family, friends in Bangkok, Thailand

Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym (© ONE Championship)
Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym (© ONE Championship)

“Elbow Zombie” Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 21, was one of the Thai martial artists who attended the official “ONE: Dreams of Gold” open workout on July 25, 2019. It took place at the Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

Including Bangpleenoi, six fighters will represent Thailand at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” The others are “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 29, ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 21, Lerdsila Phuket Top Team, 38, Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy, 25, and ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 21.

Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, Lerdsila Phuket Top Team, Jo Nattawut, Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, Stamp Fairtex, Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy (© ONE Championship)
Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, Lerdsila Phuket Top Team, Jo Nattawut, Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, Stamp Fairtex, Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy (© ONE Championship)

ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Dreams of Gold” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on August 16, 2019. One of the ONE Super Series bouts is a Muay Thai bout between Muangthai and Kenta Yamada, 32, of Japan.

“I have the speed and the power and my confidence is in a good place,” Muangthai declared. “This August, I can’t wait to step right back in the ring again and perform in front of my friends and family in Bangkok.”

Training out of PK Saenchai Muaythai gym in Bangkok, Muangthai He was successful in his ONE Championship debut on November 9, 2018 when he defeated Panicos Yusuf, 33, of Cyprus by unanimous decision at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” in Singapore. The Thai fighter holds a professional Muay Thai record of 198 wins, 41 losses and 4 draws.

“I’m working very hard in training to give the fans a good show,” Muangthai shared. “This camp has been incredible, and I feel like I’m in the best shape of my career.”

Yamada is coming out of a split decision victory over Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 27, of Lithuania at “ONE: For Honor” n Jakarta, Indonesia on May 4, 2019. The Japanese fighter now has 58 wins, 24 losses and 6 draws.

Here is a clip from the “ONE: Dreams of Gold” open workout at the Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel:

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Lerdsila Phuket Top Team expects facing best strikers in ONE Super Series

Lerdsila Phuket Top Team (© ONE Championship)
Lerdsila Phuket Top Team (© ONE Championship)

Lerdsila Phuket Top Team, 38, was one of the Thai martial artists who attended the official “ONE: Dreams of Gold” open workout on July 25, 2019. It took place at the Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

Including Lerdsila, six fighters will represent Thailand at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” The others are Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy, 25, “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 29, ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 21, Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 21, and ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 21.

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ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Dreams of Gold” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on August 16, 2019. One of the ONE Super Series bouts is a Muay Thai contest between Lerdsila and Savvas “The Baby Face Killer” Michael, 22, of Cyprus in the flyweight division.

“I would like to thank ONE Championship for the opportunity to showcase my skills and abilities to millions of people around the world,” Lerdsila stated. “Joining ONE Super Series, I knew I would be facing off against the best striking talents.”

“It’s an honor to be counted amongst these amazing athletes,” Lerdsila said. “I’ve accomplished many things in my career thus far but I know I still have a lot left to offer. Get ready for the best Lerdsila you’ve ever seen.”

While Lerdsila represents Phuket Top Team of Phuket, Thailand, Michael is training out of Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok. The Thai fighter holds a professional Muay Thai record of 189 wins, 31 losses and 5 draws while the Cypriot contender has 31 wins and 1 loss.

Both Lerdsila and Michael are coming out of a ONE Super Series victory. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the “ONE: Dreams of Gold” open workout at the Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel:

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[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Australia: Stamp Fairtex, Alma Juniku fight at ‘ONE: Legendary Quest’ in China

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Thailand and Australia were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Legendary Quest.” On the card were both mixed martial arts matches and ONE Super Series contests, featuring both kickboxing and Muay Thai.

ONE Championship held “ONE: Legendary Quest” at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on June 15, 2019. The main event was between reigning ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 27, of Pattaya, Thailand and her challenger Alma Juniku, 18, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Stamp was one of the two fighters who represented Thailand at “ONE: Legendary Quest” while Juniku was one of the two representatives of Australia. Brazil, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Scotland, South Korea and the United Kingdom were also represented.

On June 12, 2019, Stamp and Juniku had their official face-off during the press conference at Yunspace in Shanghai. The event was graced by ONE Championship Greater China chairman Hua Fung Teh and reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China.

Blue Corner

Born on December 13, 2010 in Australia, Juniku started training in Muay Thai when she was 8 years old. She was 17 when she made her professional Muay Thai debut and went on to become an Australian National Muay Thai Champion and a World Boxing Council and International Professional Combat Council Muay Thai World Champion.

Juniku made her ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Legendary Quest.” She is training out of Modern Warrior Muay Thai in Marsden, Logan City, Queensland.

Red Corner

Born Nadthawon Panthong in Rayong, Thailand on September 27, 1991, Stamp is originally from Rayong Province, Thailand. She was only 5 years old when she had her first Muay Thai match and eventually became the first female Thai athlete to be sponsored by Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya.

Stamp became the ONE Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion on October 6, 2018 and the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion on February 22, 2019. “ONE: Legendary Quest” marked her third ONE Championship bout excluding her one ONE Warrior Series win.

Fight Result

“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Stamp’s first title defense as the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion. Atushi Onari served as the referee while Ian Cartwright of Canada, Olivier Coste of France and Rosenberg Rosete of the Philippines were the judges.

After five three-minute rounds, the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Stamp, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of Stamp to 63 wins, 15 losses and 5 draws. On the other hand, Juniku now has 24 wins and 5 losses.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” Co-Main Event

Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 23, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia faced ONE Championship debutante Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama, 43, of Osaka, Japan in an MMA match in the welterweight division. The Malaysian contender won via unanimous decision.

Check all “ONE: Legendary Quest” results on Conan Daily.