China and Cyprus were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.
Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. The ninth bout of the evening was between “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, of Thailand and Sok Thy, 21, of Cambodia.
While Rodtang was one of the six hometown fighters at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Sok solely represented Cambodia. Algeria, Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal and the United States were also represented.
Sok is a Cambodian National Kun Khmer Champion. He was seven years old when his father sent him and his older brother to a live-in training camp.
A phenomenally hard worker, Sok already has hundreds of bouts under his belt. He even competed for a Muay Thai title in Thailand’s famed Lumpinee Stadium in 2017 and is the first Cambodian to ever do so.
Rodtang is a two-time Omnoi Stadium Muay Thai World Champion. He started training at a young age when he was just seven years old and had his first professional Muay Thai bout at the age of 10.
Initially, Rodtang trained at a small camp in his hometown of Pattalung but soon began traveling to the famed Jitmuangnon Camp in Bangkok in pursuit of better training. He would make the move permanent in order to train full-time and pursue his dreams of becoming a world champion.
Rodtang and Sok competed in an Muay Thai match in the flyweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.
Onari put a stop to the flyweight contest after 1 minute and 36 seconds in the second round. Rodtang knocked out Sok.
Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Rodtang to 256 wins, 41 losses and 10 draws.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” Main Events
Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The Thai contender won via technical decision after an accidental groin attack in the fourth round.
Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.
The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured Nong-o, Petchdam and Rodtang along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.
Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here: