ONE Championship Superstar Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke from the Evolve Fight Team is set to make history as the first Lumpinee Muay Thai World Champion ever to fight for a world championship title in MMA. As the first Thai citizen in history to vie for an MMA world title, he will have the weight of an entire nation of 70 million people on his shoulders as he tries to win the belt in ONE Championship, the world’s 2nd largest MMA promotion.
On May 22nd, he faces Filipino MMA star and professional boxer Roy Doliguez at ONE: Warrior’s Quest in Singapore. This bout will be for the inaugural ONE Strawweight World Championship title. To achieve his dream as the first-ever ONE Strawweight World Champion, Sor Amnuaysirichoke must defeat big knockout artist Roy Doliguez, a WBO Asia Pacific Light Flyweight Champion, Philippines Boxing Federation Super Flyweight Champion, and WBO World Superflyweight contender. Doliguez, a southpaw who owns a 61% KO win ratio in boxing, is known for his devastating KO punching power. Equally important, he is also the more experienced fighter of the two athletes in the sport of MMA.
A 3x Lumpinee Stadium World Champion, Sor Amnuaysirichoke is the most decorated Muay Thai fighter in MMA history anywhere in the world, with over 350 Muay Thai fights and a record of 281 wins, 65 losses and 3 draws. He has been training and fighting Muay Thai for more than 20 years and has faced some of the biggest names in Muay Thai, including Yodsanklai Fairtex.
In 2014, Sor Amnuaysirichoke began his foray into MMA. He surprised the MMA community by finishing the year with a 100% finish percentage with KOs or submissions over all of his opponents. With his aggressive striking skills and undefeated record, there is no doubt that Sor Amnuaysirichoke is one of the most exciting fighters to watch in ONE Championship today.
The buzz surrounding this fight is palpable. The stakes are very high for the two heavy-handed sluggers. Both fighters possess serious KO power and have the ability to end the fight with a single blow. With this much monster firepower in the cage between Sor Amnuaysirichoke and Doliguez, this fight is unlikely to go the full 5 rounds. Someone is getting knocked out. There’s no doubt that this fight will be one for the books. Who will come out on top? We’ll soon find out, come May 22nd.
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