Fans loved a highlight posted by ONE Championship of Rodtang Jitmuangnon teasing Jiduo Yibu.
After defending his flyweight Muay Thai world championship in November 2022, Rodtang revealed his commitment to becoming a two-sport king. ‘The Iron Man’ returned to the flyweight kickboxing division at ONE Fight Night 6. He was supposed to fight Daniel Puertas, but the fight card was shuffled when Ilias Ennahachi vacated his title.
When Puertas was promoted to the main event, Rodtang was matched up against Yibu. ‘The Iron Man’ cruised to a unanimous decision win, utilizing his showboating tactics throughout the fight. ONE shared a clip of the flyweight Muay Thai king teasing ‘The Eagle of Yi.’ Fans loved the video, with some commenting:
“Not often Rodtang shows mercy. Just toying with him.”
“🦂 That would become soooo annoying😅... then you would lose focus and hopefully not eat a head kick 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽”
“bro casually pushes the last punch that was thrown”
“I hope he doesn’t do this to me at his seminar. 😵💫😵💫”
“Rodtang kindly declined his punch and handed it back to him”
“Don’t play with your food” 😂”
Rodtang’s win against Yibu pushed him one step closer to his two-sport world championship aspirations. ‘The Iron Man’ will return to the circle on March 24 against reigning flyweight kickboxing king Superlek Kiatmoo9. The highly-anticipated matchup goes down in the main event of ONE Fight Night 8 on Prime Video.
Watch Rodtang Jitmuangnon play mind games against Jiduo Yibu below:
What’s next for Rodtang Jitmuangnon?
Rodtang Jitmuangnon is locked in for his upcoming matchup against Superlek Kiatmoo9. With that said, ‘The Iron Man’ has more than one scheduled fight. Regardless of the outcome at ONE Fight Night 8, Rodtang will defend his flyweight Muay Thai world championship against promotional newcomer Edgar Juares Tabares.
‘The Iron Man’ vs. Tabares will take place on May 5 at ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video, the promotion’s first live event on North American soil. Rodtang’s upcoming fights at ONE Fight Night 8 and ONE Fight Night 10 can be seen live and for free by North American Prime Video subscribers.