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Thailand’s Rodtang Jitmuangnon keeps ONE Super Series belt, knocks out UK’s Jonathan Haggerty in rematch at ‘ONE: A New Tomorrow’

Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Jonathan Haggerty (©ONE Championship)

Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Jonathan Haggerty (©ONE Championship)

Professionally known as “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Tinnakorn Srisawat, 22, of Thailand is still the reigning ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion. He successfully defended his belt from Jonathan “The General” Haggerty, 22, of the United Kingdom in a rematch at “ONE: A New Tomorrow.”

It was Rodtang’s seventh win and seventh bout in ONE Super Series. For Haggerty, it was his fourth outing in ONE Championship’s striking-only league.

ONE Championship held “ONE: A New Tomorrow” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on January 10, 2020. The main event of the evening was the rematch between Rodtang and Haggerty.

Elias Dolaptsis as the referee. Both from Canada, Ian Cartwright and Jonathan Lai were the judges along with Rob Cox of the U.K.

Early in the bout, Rodtang set the tone landing a shot to the body that sent Haggerty down to the canvas. The Thai defending champion continued to put the pressure on his English challenger in the third round.

Rodtang scored three consecutive knockdowns to put Haggerty away. Dolaptsis put a stop to the title bout after 2 minutes and 39 seconds in the third round and declared the defending champion as the winner via technical knockout.

Including Thailand and the U.K., 15 countries were represented at “ONE: A New Tomorrow.” The other countries were Algeria, Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Russia, the United States and Vietnam.

 

Born in Phatthalung, Thailand on July 23, 1997, Rodtang was 8 years old when he had his first Muay Thai fight. When he turned 14, he moved to Bangkok and joined the Jitmuangnon gym. 

Winning at “ONE: A New Tomorrow” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Rodtang to 261 wins, 41 losses and 10 draws. On the other hand, Haggerty now has a professional Muay Thai record of 15 wins and 3 losses.

Featuring six MMA matches, five Muay Thai contests and one kickboxing bout, “ONE: A New Tomorrow” was the first ONE Championship event to take place in 2020. Here is a recap:

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