Why Silviu Vitez Can Have His Breakout Moment At ONE Friday Fights 2
Silviu Vitez has a mammoth task ahead of him in his ONE Championship debut this Friday, January 27, but the Romanian-Spanish striker is ready for the challenge.
The 29-year-old “Hitman” will square off against decorated Thai veteran Yodlekpet Or. Pitisak in a catchweight Muay Thai battle at the top of the international portion of ONE Fridays Fights 2.
Yodlekpet is a four-time Muay Thai World Champion with a reputation as a relentless attacker, and he’ll have the benefit of the home crowd inside the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Still, Vitez can’t be written off. Here are three reasons why this could be the Romanian-born star’s breakout moment in the combat sports world.
#1 He Has Dominated In Europe
Although Vitez has competed around the world, most of his experience has been in his adopted home of Spain, as well as slightly further away in nearby European countries like France and Italy.
The MFC Noia and Sityodtong representative has taken on the top competitors in the region with great success, winning the ISKA and MTGP European Titles.
Now, with most of the continent’s top contenders already on his resume, Vitez is in a good place to take his talents to the global stage where he will go up against the sport’s elite.
#2 He Is Ranked One Of The Best In World
Following his last win over France’s Djany Fiorenti in November, Vitez forced his way into the world’s top 10 with the leading kickboxing media outlets, peaking as high as number eight.
Boasting this new feather in his cap, the Spain resident put himself among elite company and confirmed that he was ready for the next step of his career.
With Yodlekpet first on his agenda and ONE Championship’s Muay Thai and kickboxing rankings bursting with incredible opponents, Vitez will want to prove that he belongs with the best of the best by delivering a stunning debut performance on Friday.
#3 He Has Fought And Beat Thais In Thailand
Vitez will square off against Yodlekpet in front of a Thai crowd at the world-famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, and the fans in attendance will be supporting their compatriot. But that’s not a new scenario for the Romanian.
He has previously competed several times in “The Land of Smiles,” notching up multiple wins against local fighters. In fact, he has yet to taste defeat in Bangkok and Pattaya. During his time in those two Thai cities, he claimed a pair of wins and a pair of draws.
However, Yodlekpet is clearly a new level of adversary, so Vitez will have to come firing on all cylinders when he meets the Thai icon at ONE Friday Fights 2.