Liam Harrison Picks Superlek To Beat Rodtang In Muay Thai World Title Bout At ONE Friday Fights 34

Liam Harrison is pleased after his win at ONE 156

Liam Harrison is a four-time Muay Thai World Champion with well over 100 bouts to his credit, and he’s also a martial arts aficionado who loves to watch the best take on the best.

With that in mind, the English superstar can’t wait for “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon to defend his ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title in a long-awaited showdown with #1-ranked contender “The Kicking Machine” Superlek Kiatmoo9 at ONE Friday Fights 34.

Despite being on each other’s radars for so long, Rodtang and Superlek had so far avoided crossing paths, but they will finally duke it out live in Asia primetime at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on Friday, September 22.

Just like combat sports fans around the globe, Harrison has been itching to see these superstars face off in “the art of eight limbs” – and he expects an elite striking showcase once the first bell sounds in Bangkok, Thailand.

“Hitman” said:

“It’s on now, and I’m looking forward to it. I am really looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be a great fight.”

In the past, the Leeds native has named Superlek one of his favorite fighters, and he thinks the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion is the man to stop Rodtang’s 14-0 run in ONE’s striking ranks.

Although “The Iron Man” has looked unstoppable, Harrison believes his slick opponent will hand him his first defeat and leave with the Muay Thai gold around his waist.

He said:

“I think Superlek is going to beat him. I think he’s a little bit sharper in every department, and he’ll have an answer for everything.”

Harrison Expects Action When Xiong Meets Wondergirl In Special Rules Striking Fight

A ONE Championship first is scheduled for the following week at ONE Fight Night 14 on Prime Video on September 29, when “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan and Nat “Wondergirl” Jaroonsak face off in a special rules striking contest in U.S. primetime.

The pair will throw down in smaller 4-ounce MMA gloves but are limited to using only their hands – a twist that Liam Harrison thinks will make for a ferocious encounter.

The rule set could bode well for “The Panda.” The reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight MMA World Champion is a former member of the Chinese National Boxing Team with a slew of knockouts to her name in mixed martial arts.

However, “Wondergirl” is an experienced stand-up specialist with dozens of Muay Thai contests on her resume, as well as some competitive boxing matches.

Both athletes are powerful and dangerous, so Harrison expects some heavy leather to be thrown at the Singapore Indoor Stadium

He said:

“This will be really interesting. Xiong is really strong and very aggressive. She’ll use that very well. I don’t know how Nat will cope under that pressure, but I think it’ll be very interesting to see the striking unfold in 4-ounce gloves. 

“Are they going to throw caution to the wind? Are they going to go wild? Who knows, but I think somebody’s going to get hurt!”

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