May 23, 2024

■  Harley F. Palangchao 

Indonesia-based mixed martial arts fighter Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang has secured another impressive win when he outlasted Danial Williams in their flyweight bout in ONE Fight Night 19 at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Adiwang has rocked the Thai-Aussie fighter with a couple of hayma-kers following an exchange of flashy moves in the opening round.

WINNING STREAK — Filipino fighter Lito Adiwang (left), who is now based in Bali, Indonesia gave fans another fight full of action against Danial William, whom he routed to win via unanimous decision in ONE Friday Fight 19 in Bangkok, Thailand on Feb. 17. — ONE photo

The Cordilleran fighters also caught the former two-time ONE world title contender when he brought the action to the mat and methodically attacked his rival from the top position.

In the second frame, Adiwang brilliantly jumped forward with explosive punches and escaped the pocket before Williams had any chance to connect with his own damaging counter shots.

Adiwang conti-nued to overwhelm Williams in the third and final stanza, eventually bringing him to the ground and controlling the action on the mat.

Williams has managed to return to his feet in the last minute of the match and even landed a knee that briefly rattled the Filipino ri-sing star.

But it was too little, too late. In the end, Adiwang earned the nod from all three judges to improve his record to 16-5.

Soon as Adiwang touched down in Bali, Indonesia where decided to train after departing from Team Lakay, Adiwang thanked all his fans for their support.

He also thanked ONE top honcho Chatri Sityodtong for giving him another opportunity to fight while expressed his appreciation to the long-time supporters of Cordilleran fighters representing the Philippines in the global stage such as Benguet Rep. Eric Go Yap.

“Thrilled to kick off 2024 with a big win. The momentum continues, and I’m eager to see where this journey takes us,” Adiwang said in his social media post.