Rodtang to challenge Jonathan Haggerty for ONE flyweight title
It was Rodtang’s third ONE Super Series win and afterwards he asked for a shot at newly crowned flyweight champion Jonathan Haggerty. Chatri Sityodtong was sitting cageside and immediately signaled that the Thai fighter’s wish would be granted.
It sets up the biggest Muay Thai title fight in the promotion’s history. Haggerty dominated multiple time Lumpinee champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao at ONE: ‘For Honor’ to win the belt.
Rodtang has not enjoyed the level of success during his Muay Thai career as Sam-A did. But the former Siam Omnoi champion is still in his prime and has an aggressive style that is tailor made for the ONE Super Series.
Haggerty’s performance against Sam-A was so impressive that Petchyindee promoter Nuttadaj Vachirarattanawong suggested afterwards that the days in which Thai fighters could easily dominate the sport might be coming to an end.
Rodtang will be determined to prove him wrong while Haggerty will have to have to be at his absolute best if he wants to claim a second major Thai scalp. It looks set to be a seminal fight between two of the best flyweights in the sport today.