Rodtang Jitmuangnon Has Three Minutes To ‘Knock Out’ Demetrius Johnson In ‘Hybrid’ MMA Match
It’s ONE Championship’s 10-year anniversary, and they’re celebrating with a “hybrid” MMA match.
Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will take on ONE championship’s flyweight muay champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon is an Muay Thai-MMA hybrid main event of One X in December.
Both fighters will wear 4oz gloves and fight in three-minute rounds. The first and third round will be under Muay Thai rules and rounds two and four will be traditional MMA rounds under the promotion’s Global Martial Arts Rule.
“[Rodtang’s] literally the hottest KO striker on the planet when it comes to striking arts right now. He’s 10-0 in One and he’s the World Champion and he has three minutes to knock out DJ,” ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said.
“But then if he [DJ] survives, in the next round, Rodtang has to survive three minutes of DJ’s explosive wrestling and submissions I don’t think DJ is going to strike with him,” he added.
It seems like with the way Sityodtong has set up the match it will be a mixer of old school MMA rules with Muay Thai striking rounds in which both fighters can excel in their skill set.
ONE X will also see two title matches in the co-main event.