Today in Jakarta ONE Championship’s Conquest of Heroes happened, seeing Joshua Pacio defeat Yoshitaka Naito in a thrilling Strawweight bout to capture the ONE title, but we’re here for the muay thai bouts, obviously. There were only two Super Series bouts on this show, both of which were contested under muay thai rules. The first one saw Fabrice Fairtex Delannon pick up a hard-fought decision victory over Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon.
In a ONE Super Series Muay Thai thriller, Fabrice Fairtex Delannon scores a split-decision win over Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon! #WeAreONE #ConquestOfHeroes #Jakarta #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/vIWmtfsCdT
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In the second muay thai bout of the evening, Yodpanomrung’s stablemate, Rodtang, made his ONE Championship debut against the very tough veteran Sergio Wielzen. Wielzen was game, but Rodtang with MMA gloves proved to be difficult to overcome, with his Thai sweeps and his punch combinations being deadly. Rodtang dropped Wielzen in the first round, then was able to keep Wielzen second-guessing throughout the bout, keeping him at distance. When Wielzen would get in close he’d have to contend with Rodtang’s punches or get dumped to the ground. Really impressive performance from Rodtang.
ONE Championship Conquest of Heroes
Super Series Muay Thai: Rodtang Jitmuangnon (R3 – Decision) Sergio Wielzen
Super Series Muay Thai: Fabrice Fairtex Delannon (R3 – Split Decision) Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon