3 Fights That Could Steal The Show At ONE: BAD BLOOD

rodtangs insane rivalry with jonathan haggerty

With a ONE Bantamweight World Title headliner and a ONE Interim Heavyweight World Title co-main event, ONE: BAD BLOOD is guaranteed to feature fireworks this Friday, 11 February.

But the undercard is just as promising – and one of those matchups might even deliver the most memorable moment of the show.

From top Muay Thai contenders looking to earn a World Title shot to knockout artists aiming to strike first, here are three bouts that could steal the spotlight at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

#1 Jonathan Haggerty Vs. Mongkolpetch Petchyindee

British Muay Thai fighter Jonathan Haggerty beats Japanese star Taiki Naito at ONE: BIG BANG II in December 2020

Jonathan “The General” Haggerty and Mongkolpetch Petchyindee both want to tangle with ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon, but only the winner of this World Title eliminator will get that opportunity.

For that reason alone, this bout is guaranteed to steal the show. But when you also consider that both men have crowd-friendly styles, the chances that this fight will bring down the house increases tenfold.

Second-ranked contender Haggerty likes to take charge of his fights, pushing forward with offensive push kicks and tomahawk elbows. He’s found incredible success with those techniques, even using them to capture the flyweight Muay Thai belt against legendary striker Sam-A Gaiyanghadao in 2019.

Meanwhile, #3-ranked Mongkolpetch wasn’t awarded the 2017 Channel 7 Boxing Stadium Fight of the Year award for playing nice. When the Thai wants to turn it up, he spins the dial all the way and never lets up.

Given that “The General” wants to touch ONE gold for a second time and Mongkolpetch wants to claim it for the first time, expect this battle to shake up the proceedings at ONE: BAD BLOOD.

#2 Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke Vs. Danial Williams

Pictures from the bout between Dejdamrong and Banma Duoji at ONE: BATTLEGROUND III

Forty-three-year-old Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke has outsmarted and outstruck plenty of young, hungry fighters inside the ONE Circle. After all, with more than 350 combined Muay Thai and mixed martial arts bouts, there’s not much the Thai hasn’t seen.

However, the former ONE Strawweight World Champion has not faced many opponents more determined than rising star “Mini T” Danial Williams.

Williams, a former WMC Muay Thai World Champion, is best known for his action-packed ONE debut against Rodtang last April. While he didn’t claim the victory in that three-round war, “Mini T” earned plenty of respect from “The Iron Man” – and from the entire combat sports world.

The Australian’s aggressive style served him well against the baddest man in Muay Thai, and this Friday, he’ll carry that form into an MMA contest against the iconic Dejdamrong.

The Thai has scored seven knockouts in 12 mixed martial arts victories, and he’s hoping for one more shot to win back the strawweight gold. With his time running out, and with Wiliams just ramping up his tenure in ONE, this clash between veteran and phenom has all the makings of a barn burner.

#3 Yodkaikaew Fairtex Vs. Woo Sung Hoon

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Yodkaikaew “Y2K” Fairtex and ONE debutant “Dynamic” Woo Sung Hoon both have 71 percent finishing rates. Needless to say, they each pack plenty of power, and that should lead to a fiery brawl at ONE: BAD BLOOD.

From a storyline perspective, Yodkaikaew is looking to redeem himself after his first loss in ONE, while Woo wants to produce a highlight-reel moment and make a superb entrance into the organization.

Moreover, both men train with well-established gyms in their respective home countries. Yodkaikaew, of course, hones his craft at Fairtex in Thailand alongside ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Champion Stamp Fairtex, #1-ranked bantamweight Muay Thai contender Saemapetch Fairtex, and rising star Mark “Tyson” Fairtex Abelardo.

Woo, on the other hand, busies himself at Team MAD in South Korea with the likes of ONE Lightweight World Champion Ok Rae Yoon and #3-ranked atomweight contender Ham Seo Hee.

With gym legacies on the line and knockout power going head-to-head, don’t expect this one to go the distance.

Read more: Mongkolpetch Warns Haggerty: I Have A Surprise Present For You

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