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Team Lakay’s Lito Adiwang vs Tiger Muay Thai’s Pongsiri Mitsatit at ‘ONE: Fire and Fury’ in Manila, Philippines

Lito Adiwang (© ONE Championship)

Lito Adiwang (© ONE Championship)

A bout between Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang of the Philippines and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit has been booked for “ONE: Fire and Fury.” The Filipino contender is training out of Team Lakay in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines while his Thai opponent is training out of Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp in Phuket, Thailand.

Featuring mixed martial arts and Muay Thai matches, ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Fire and Fury” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on January 31, 2020. It will be the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2020.

Adiwang and Mitsatit will battle it out in an MMA bout in the strawweight division. It will be the second ONE Championship bout of the Team Lakay representative.

Competing professionally since 2012, Adiwang won three bouts in ONE Warriors Series from 2018 to 2019. The Igorot MMA fighter defeated Jose “Tick” Huerta, 28, of the United States, Alber “War Machine” Correia, 22, of Brazil and Anthony “The Antidote” Do, 26, of the U.S.

On October 12, 2019, Adiwang made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Century 世紀” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. He knocked out Senzo Ikeda, 37, of Japan.

Winning at “ONE: Century 世紀” improved the professional MMA record of Adiwang to 10 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Mitsatit currently has 10 wins and 4 losses.

Mitsatit has been competing professionally since 2014. He joined ONE Championship in 2016.

From 2014 to 2017, Mitsatit was undefeated. He defeated four opponents in ONE Championship namely Ye Thway Ne, 21, of Myanmar; Rabin “The Rock” Catalan, 33, of the Philippines; Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado, 26, and Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan, 31, of the Philippines.

“ONE: Fire and Fury” marks Mitsatit’s ninth outing in ONE Championship. It gives the Tiger Muay Thai representative an opportunity to redeem himself from two consecutive losses in the Singapore-based martial arts organization.

The Thai MMA fighter lost to Miao Li Tao, 26, of China at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2, 2019 and to former ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito, 35, of Japan on November 8, 2019. Both took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena and were via unanimous decision.

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