On July 4, 2018, Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei met her “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” opponent Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand. They had their official face-off at the Roof Top Bar of the Park Hyatt in Guangzhou, China along with nine other pairs of ONE Championship athletes.
Chuang and Sityodtong are the first female athletes to compete in ONE Championship striking-only league ONE Super Series. In the main event of “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” on July 7, 2018 at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, the two will compete for the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship.
“I feel incredibly excited for the event this Saturday,” Chuang stated. “I know I am going up against a tough opponent in the world of Muay Thai, and I have seen many of Yodcherry Sityodtong’s previous bouts. It’s a tough challenge for me but I have worked very hard in training to prepare myself for the battle that is to come.”
“This weekend at ‘ONE: Battle for the Heavens,’ I will bring my best performance,” the Taiwanese martial artist assured. “At the end of the night, I am confident of victory and that my hand will be raised as the first ever ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion.”
Training out of Iron Boxing Gym in Nantun, Taichung, Taiwan, Chuang has a professional record of 16 wins and 5 losses. She is a two-time World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) Kickboxing Champion.
On the other hand, Sityodtong is training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore. She has a professional record of 81 wins, 18 losses and 1 draw.
The first ONE Super Series champion is Sam-a Gaiyanghadao, 34, of Thailand, who is an instructor at Evolve MMA in Singapore. He became the inaugural the ONE Super Series Muay Thai Flyweight World Champion on May 18, 2018 by knocking out Sergio “Samurai” Wielzen, 30, of the Netherlands.
Both Chuang and Sityodtong are making their ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens.” Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Chuang: