The ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament will be coming to a close in Bangkok, Thailand, and Nong-O Gaiyanghadao will know who exactly is his next challenger at ONE: A New Breed.

The finals are set to be Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai vs. Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym.

How did we get to this moment?


Rodlek was on the wrong end of a decision against Saemapetch Fairtex at ONE: No Surrender II, but an injury to Saemapetch saw the door to a golden opportunity open back up for Rodlek. He gladly stepped up and re-entered the tournament.

At ONE: No Surrender III. #3-ranked contender Kulabdam stunned the martial arts world with a swift first-round knockout of top-ranked Sangmanee Klong SuanPlurResort to advance.

Friday plays host to the epic conclusion of the four-man tournament, and Nong-O waits in the wings. The winner is guaranteed a title shot, and these two outstanding strikers have all of the tools to take command of the division.

The only thing standing in their way is each other.

ONE: A New Breed can be seen live and free via the B/R Live app at 8:30 a.m. ET/5:30 a.m. PT on Friday, August 28.

Rodlek vs. Kulabdam | ONE Championship Official Trailer www.youtube.com

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