Muay Thai
Muay Thai women
Saturday saw what is purported to be the first ever match featuring women at Thailand's fabled muay Thai venue, Lumpinee Stadium, as Sanaejan Sor Jor Tongprajin won a decision over Buakaw MorKorChor Chiayaphum for the WBC 105 lb. championship. Lumpinee, along with rival Bangkok stadium Rajadamnern, are renowned as the two major sites for muay Thai. And while women have fought at other stadiums in Thailand, they've traditionally been forbidden from fighting, or even entering the ring, at Lumpinee and Rajadamnern.
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Rodtang One Championship

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"The Iron Man" is undefeated on ONE Championship's global stage and has put on some of the most memorable performances in ONE Super Series action.

Perhaps most notably has been his victories over Jonathan Haggerty.

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Rodtang ONE

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And for good reason.

The Thai icon is a crowd favorite with unrelenting aggression and impeccable technique. "The Iron Man" has thrilled fans everywhere he has been and showcased his forward-moving style to a global audience earlier in 2021 on the ONE on TNT series.

But what fans may not know is his story of triumph outside of the ONE Circle.

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Nong-O Muay Thai

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The highly-anticipated debut of Tawanchai P.K. Saenchai Muaythaigym came at ONE: Dangal, and the world-class striker ended the bout exactly as he had foreseen. In the third round, Tawanchai connected with a brilliant head kick that sent Irishman Sean Clancy to the mat.

After the dominant showcase, Tawanchai immediately made his presence felt and announced himself as a top contender in the stacked bantamweight division.

Will he be the one to topple the legend of Nong-O?

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