The new and the first ever ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion has just been crowned. She earned the title by winning at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China on July 7, 2018.
In the main event of “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand and Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Taipei, Taiwan competed for the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship. It was the 10th bout of the evening.
Atsushi Onari served as the referee of the championship bout. After five five-minute rounds of action-packed kickboxing contest, he raised Chuang’s hand as the winner via unanimous decision.
After defeating Sityodtong at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” Chuang improved her professional record to 17 wins and 5 losses. She is training out of Iron Boxing Gym in Nantun, Taichung, Taiwan.
On the other hand, Sityodtong’s record downgraded to 81 wins, 19 losses and 1 draw. She is training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore.
Beating Sityodtong was not an easy feat. From the legendary Sityodtong Camp in Thailand, the Thai martial artist is known as a Muay Thai phenom defeated 29 out of the 30 male opponents she has faced.
Sityodtong was not the first prominent martial artist defeated by Chuang. Before coming the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship, the Taiwanese fighter was known for beating multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Ayaka “Little Tiger” Miyauchi, 35, of Japan on the way to a pair of World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) kickboxing championship titles.
“ONE: Battle for the Heavens” featured seven MMA matches and three striking-only bouts under ONE Super Series. In the co-main event of the evening, Filipino-Australian mixed martial artist Reece “Lightning” McLaren, 26, defeated his ONE Championship debutante Tatsumitsu “The Sweeper” Wada, 29, of Japan via split decision.
Meanwhile, here is a Chuang training at Iron Boxing Gym: