ONE Championship returns Friday with ‘NO SURRENDER”

After five months of waiting for restrictions to lift, ONE Championship finally returns to martial arts action. 

The Home Of Martial Arts goes live this Friday at ONE: NO SURRENDER in Bangkok, Thailand, where two World Title bouts are set to banner the card.  

Crowd favorite Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon puts his ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title on the line against Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy after ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Champion Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy defends his strap against legendary compatriot “The Boxing Computer” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex in the night’s co-main event. 

This night will certainly not lack in action, even for the man who will grace the main event. 

“The fans have been waiting for Muay Thai competitions to come back, and now, ONE Championship has announced a huge and amazing fight card. Everyone wants to watch,” Rodtang told  

“We, as fighters, have to give our [best] performances. We are getting paid well, so we have to deliver. It’s our jobs, and the most important thing is we have to win our fans’ hearts.”  

Like Rodtang, fellow World Title holder Petchmorakot knows the gravity of this match and he also promises to put on a show for the fans.  

“This upcoming bout is the most important Muay Thai fight of my life,” Petchmorakot said.  

“Yodsanklai is already known worldwide. He is a great fighter and a legend. If I can beat Yodsanklai, I will be accepted and known globally.” 

In mixed martial arts, Filipino-Kiwi stud Mark “Tyson” Fairtex Abelardo battles the debuting Fabrício “Wonder Boy” Andrade in a 67-kilogram catchweight contest, and ONE Women’s Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex battles Sunisa “Thunderstorm” Srisen.  

Catch ONE: NO SURRENDER this at 8:30 p.m. live on One Sports, One Sports+, and the ONE Super App. It will also run on encore on TV5 the next day, 1 August, at 11 p.m.  

Topics: ONE Championship , ONE: NO SURRENDER , Mark Fairtex Abelardo , Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon , Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy
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