After a completely overwhelming victory over Rodlek juniors, legendary Muay Thai Nong-O Gaiyanghadao named Giorgio Petrosyan for a historic match.
As the first title match after the opening four matches of ONE Collision Course, Thai legend Nong-O Gaiyanghadao confronted fellow countryman Rodlek PK. Saenchaigym with the goal of preserving the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Championship.
Approaching young opponents, with less experience with the forte Muay rule, Nong-O still cautiously approaches the opponent with familiar moves in the first half, enough to gain an advantage in scores.
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao entered the defense of the Muay Thai belt against Rodlek.
In the second half, Nong-O actively played backwards, he gave Rodlek the opportunity to actively attack, gradually revealing the way to attack and open holes.
Realizing that the opponent has a knack for counter-attack and simple defense against punching combinations, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao exploits more of his previous attacks and punches straight left and right.
In the third half, Nong-O’s attacks showed an advantage when he repelled Rodlek. After a situation of pause in the middle of the match, Nong-O’s two straight blows hit Rodlek’s chin, causing the boxer born in 1990 to collapse into the ring.
Unable to get up after 10 hours of counting, Rodlek PK Saenchai proclaimed defeat, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao preserved the winning streak at the ONE Championship and the championship.
Most surprisingly, right after the match, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao beside his family, audience and teammates, he expressed his desire to have a match for a lifetime – challenging the legendary Kickboxing Giorgio Petrosyan.
“I am 34 years old, so I want a best game, with the best opponent, so, Petrosyan, I will meet you soon.” – Nong-O replied after the match.
It can be said that this is a huge challenge that Nong-O poses for himself. Because not only is the champion 2 pounds more than him, Giorgio Petrosyan is also a legendary Kickboxing – the formula that is a bit contrary to the forte of Thai gloves.