Fighting out of Isan, Thailand, Lerdsila Phuket Top Team, 37, was one of the winners at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” It was his third victory in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.
Featuring two kickboxing contests, two Muay Thai bouts and 11 mixed martial arts matches, “ONE: Roots of Honor” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 12, 2019. In the second bout of the evening, Lerdsila faced Kohei “Momotaro” Kodera, 28, of Tokyo, Japan in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division with Elias Dolaptsis as the referee.
After three three-minute rounds, the flyweight bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of Lerdsila, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “ONE: Roots of Honor” improved Lerdsila’s professional Muay Thai record to 189 wins, 31 losses and 5 draws. On the other hand, Kodera now has 27 wins, 10 losses and 1 draw.
Lerdsila started his Muay Thai training when he was 7 years old and went on to become a multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion. A Phuket Top Team athlete, he as a Rajadamnern Muay Thai World Champion in three different weight classes.
“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked Lerdsila’s third ONE Super Series bout. He defeated Sok Thy, 20, of Banteay Meanchey twice in the league.
On June 23, 2018, both Lerdsila and Sok made their respective ONE Super Series debuts at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” at the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China . The Thai contender won via split decision.
On November 17, 2018, Lerdsila and Sok had their rematch at “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” on November 17, 2018 at the Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Thai contender won again this time via unanimous decision.
Watch Lerdsila’s ring walkout at “ONE: Roots of Honor” here:
Check more photos from Lerdsila and Kodera’s bout at “ONE: Roots of Honor” are on Top Sports Asia.