May 21, 2024

Rising mixed martial arts fighter Lito Adiwang has called out on ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon to fight him either in MMA or Muay Thai.

“I want to call Rodtang out,” said the 28-year-old Adiwang, who has earned countless fans here and overseas for his explosiveness inside the ONE circle in his previous fights.

“I’m really willing to fight him, 1,000 percent. I’ll cross over to ONE Super Series if they give me Rodtang. I know I’ll come in as a heavy underdog, but I believe I have the tools to beat Rodtang ‘cause I’ve been seeing holes in his game,” Adiwang said.

The Thai megastar has been unstoppable in ONE Super Series, racking up a flawless 10-0 record in Muay Thai and kickboxing.

But that unprecedented success doesn’t faze Adiwang, though. In fact, the Igorot fighter is ready to switch sports, face the Thai fighter, and beat him at his own game.

Since making his promotional debut in September 2018, Rodtang has demolished the competition with powerful punches, devastating low kicks, and extraordinary fight IQ.

Rodtang has used those attributes to claim the ONE flyweight Muay Thai world championship, remain undefeated in ONE, and become the first person to win 10 bouts in the organization’s all-striking league.

But while Adiwang has always admired the Thai superstar, he spotted some opportunities while watching Rodtang’s catchweight Muay Thai showdown with Danial Williams at ONE on TNT series 1 in April.

Because of that, the Team Lakay representative believes he can expose the Thai fighter.

“I really believe I got something in the bag, I have the key to beating Rodtang. I see some holes in his game,” Adiwang said.

But Rodtang’s intelligence is off the charts. He has been able to quickly identify problems during his fights and makes the necessary adjustments.

Despite Adiwang’s desire to challenge Rodtang in a Muay Thai contest, he would also be happy to face him under the global MMA rule set.

Earlier, Rodtang has expressed his desire to compete in MMA. – Harley F. Palangchao