Danial Williams’ Crushing Body Shot Folds Thai Legend Dejdamrong
The 28-year-old Australian knocked out the Muay Thai icon with a cracking body shot just 95 seconds into round two of their strawweight mixed martial arts contest at ONE: BAD BLOOD on Friday.
It was yet another impressive outing by Williams, who first grabbed the world’s attention with his 2021 ONE Super Series Fight of the Year performance against ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon last April.
Williams made his intentions clear from the opening bell, utilizing his weapons from “the art of eight limbs” to close the distance.
Every time he stepped into Dejdamrong’s range, the former WMC Muay Thai World Champion made it count, as he connected with punishing leg kicks and strikes that targetted his rival’s face and body.
There was little that Dejdamrong could do but absorb the damage thrown by “Mini T,” as the Australian star outpaced the veteran and continued to land huge shots throughout the first stanza – including his signature flying elbow.
At the start of the second frame, Dejdamrong’s confidence looked shaken, and Williams continued to inflict misery on the Muay Thai legend with superior striking from close quarters.
The Aussie sensed he was close to a knockout, and he continued to work his way toward the Thai legend behind his leg kicks and right hand.
To fight off the Perth native’s onslaught, Dejdamrong threw a left roundhouse kick with his back close to the Circle Wall, but Williams easily blocked the shot.
Then, the eagle-eyed star saw a hole in his adversary’s midsection and connected with a thunderous right hand that instantly hurt his opponent. Dejdamrong was stunned, and seconds later, he crumpled to the canvas.
Williams’ highlight-reel finish pushed his mixed martial arts record to 4-1 and showed that he is truly ready to take on the more dangerous athletes in ONE Championship, be it in MMA or Muay Thai.