Free full fight: Rodtang Jitmuangnon toys with Jiduo Yibu in exciting kickboxing fight

Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Jiduo Yibu | Image courtesy of ONE
Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Jiduo Yibu | Image courtesy of ONE

Rodtang Jitmuangnon is considered among the top pound-for-pound Muay Thai fighters in the world today. The ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion hasn't lost a Muay Thai bout in ONE Championship in the past five years.

If you want to see how unstoppable 'The Iron Man' truly is, watch his three-round demolition of China's Jiduo Yibu under kickboxing rules.

Despite Rodtang being barred from techniques like catching kicks and landing strikes inside the clinch, he was still able to overwhelm the tough Chinese striker. Rodtang Jitmuangnon used his trademark unstoppable forward pressure to leave no room for Jiduo to fire back.

The Chinese warrior valiantly tried to hold his ground but was eventually steamrolled and left wearing a crimson mask in round three. At that point, Rodtang looked like a cat playing with a mouse before ultimately putting it down. It was a brutal reminder of why he is called 'The Iron Man' and the best in the world today.

Watch the full fight below:


Rodtang Jitmuangnon is "very happy" with performance at ONE Fight Night 6, eyes ONE kickboxing world title

After successfully dipping his toes once more in the world of kickboxing at ONE Fight Night 6, Rodtang was on the mic in his post-fight in-circle interview and post-fight media scrum, talking about his win.

The ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion is quite pleased with his performance and is eyeing bigger things on the horizon.

Rodtang told ONE commentator Mitch Chilson seconds after his win:

“I’ve never been as excited as when I fight in Thailand. When I come back home, I’ve been all around the world, but this is where I feel the most pressure."

When asked what his plans are for his newfound stint in kickboxing, Rodtang said:

“I will try to get the kickboxing belt next.”

Rodtang's fellow countryman Superlek Kiatmoo9 won the vacant ONE flyweight kickboxing world title in the co-main event that evening. With Rodtang Jitmuangnon already holding ONE's flyweight Muay Thai belt, a showdown with Superlek for the kickboxing throne will surely be one of the biggest fights this year, if it happens.

In his post-event media scrum, Rodtang Jitmuangnon spoke to media outlet SCMP MMA to give his general thoughts on his performance that night:

"I am very happy with my victory today and I’m also very happy to be back in Thailand fighting. I have all my family members here, I have my friends here. Approximately 60 people came for me today. I absolutely feel amazing."

Watch his SCMP post-fight interview here:


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Edited by David Andrew
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