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Rodtang Tests Positive For COVID-19, Removed From ONE: FIRST STRIKE

Sep 24, 2021

An unfortunate diagnosis has forced ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon to the sidelines.

During the live broadcast of ONE: REVOLUTION this past Friday, commentators Michael Schiavello and Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson revealed that the Thai megastar tested positive for COVID-19.

Rodtang is fully vaccinated, but he still contracted a breakthrough case.

As a result, “The Iron Man” has been removed from his co-main event clash with Spanish kickboxer Daniel Puertas at ONE: FIRST STRIKE on 15 October.

Rodtang Jitmuangnon screams

Though Rodtang has been removed from ONE: FIRST STRIKE, he expects to return for his special rules super-fight with MMA GOAT Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson at ONE X on Sunday, 5 December.

The super-fight will consist of four three-minute rounds, which alternate between Muay Thai and mixed martial arts rules.

“The Iron Man” holds a perfect 10-0 record in ONE Super Series. He’s currently the #1-ranked flyweight kickboxing contender in addition to holding the Muay Thai gold.

As for Puertas, he will now collide with Rodtang’s teammate “The Angel Warrior” Panpayak Jitmuangnon in a flyweight kickboxing tilt at ONE: FIRST STRIKE.

Stay tuned to ONEFC.com for more on this breaking development.

Read more: ONE: REVOLUTION – Live Results And Highlights For Every Fight

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