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[PHOTOS] Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, Rodtang Jitmuangnon lead open workout in Bangkok, Thailand ahead of ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo, Japan

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ONE Championship held an open workout at The Motif Boxing BKK Gym in Bangkok, Thailand on March, 1, 2019 featuring Muay Thai superstars Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex and Rodtang“Iron Man” Jitmuangnon. Both men are set to compete in separate bouts at “ONE: A New Era,” which will take place at the iconic Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019.

“I am honored and excited to be part of ONE Championship’s first-ever show in Tokyo, Japan, a country with a rich background and love for martial arts,” Yodsanklai stated. “More importantly, I have the opportunity to avenge a previous loss to Andy Souwer and I get to do it in front of the Japanese fans. I promise to deliver an exciting performance for everyone there.”

A multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion, Yodsanklai is one of the most popular and accomplished strikers in the world. Born in Northeast Thailand, he won close to 200 professional bouts against many fellow Muay Thai legends and in the process, he captured several prestigious titles, including three Lumpinee Stadium World Championships, two Lion Fight World Championships, two WMC World Championships and a WBC World Title.

What drew Yodsanklai to ONE Championship was the lure of testing his skills among the world’s best strikers in ONE Super Series and he now finds himself competing on the toughest proving ground of martial arts competition. Looking to continue his dominance in the ONE Championship arena, he returns to action against Dutch World Champion kickboxer Andy Souwer at “ONE: A New Era.”

Also one of the most recognizable names in the world of Muay Thai, Rodtang captured the Omnoi Stadium World Championship on two occasions. Known for his exciting Muay Mat style, which specializes in devastating strikes and always looks to charge forward to instantly inflict damage, he has beaten some of Thailand’s biggest Muay Thai superstars.

Rodtang eyes to inch himself closer to a possible ONE World Title shot following his two impressive performances on the ONE Super Series stage. At “ONE: A New Era,” he will test his mettle against two-time Muay Thai World Champion Hakim Hamech.

“To be able to compete in ONE Championship means a lot to me, and to be able to compete in their first-ever event in Japan is an absolute honor for me,” Rodtang stated. “To be able to compete in a world-class organization such as this, it is not something that every athlete can say. ONE Championship chose me to be part of their show in Japan.”

“It means a lot to me because they believe in my talent as an athlete,” Rodtang added. “I’m really happy to be in this position. I promise that I won’t disappoint the Japanese fans on March 31st.”

Meanwhile, here is Rodtang in one of his previous ONE Super Series bouts:

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