Chatri Sityodtong promises KO finish in Superlek vs. Daniel Puertas fight

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Muay Thai superstar Superlek Kiatmoo9 will go for kickboxing gold when he challenges Daniel Puertas this Friday night at ONE Fight Night 6 on Prime Video.

The pair will feature in the co-main event when they battle it out for the vacant flyweight kickboxing world championship. Fans can expect fireworks and, according to the ONE Championship CEO, a guaranteed knockout when Superlek and Puertas square off inside the circle:

“Then you have Superlek vs. [Daniel] Puertas,” said ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong at the ONE Fight Night 6 press event. “World champion vs. world champion. A Muay Thai superstar world champion is going to try to become a kickboxing world champion against a very dangerous Puertas. This is going to be one for the history books. I promise you a KO between the two as well.”

Known for his incredible work in the art of eight limbs, Superlek will once again challenge for a kickboxing world title. Coming up short against former world champion Ilias Ennahachi at ONE: Fists of Fury, ‘The Kicking Machine’ will get another chance to capture a ONE world title, this time in his home country.

Emanating from Impact Arena in Bangkok, ONE Fight Night 6 will air live and for free on Amazon Prime Video in North America with an active subscription.


Superlek is all good with opponent change at ONE Fight Night 6

When Superlek first signed on the dotted line for a fight on January 13, it was to go up against then-reigning ONE flyweight kickboxing world champion Ilias Ennahachi. Unfortunately, Ennahachi was forced to withdraw from the contest, vacating the belt in the process.

Fortunately, Daniel Puertas has agreed to step into Ennahachi’s place as the promotion aims to crown a new flyweight kickboxing titleholder this Friday night.

In an interview with ONE Championship ahead of the co-main clash, ‘The Kicking Machine’ was unfazed by the sudden change, saying:

“It’s not a problem at all. I started the fight camp shortly after my last fight. I had about one month of preparation. And I’ve prepared myself for both offensive and defensive games. So, I think I can switch my style and adapt effectively in the circle, despite this change of opponent.”

'The Kicking Machine' was admittedly disappointed in not having the opportunity to avenge his loss against Ilias Ennahachi in 2021, but he will still have the opportunity to claim his first ONE world championship in a can’t-miss matchup this Friday night.

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