Superlek Kiatmoo9 to Challenge Jonathan Haggerty for Bantamweight Muay Thai Title

ONE Championship debuts in the US with ONE 168: Denver on September 6, featuring Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs. Jonathan Haggerty for the bantamweight Muay Thai title. The event marks a significant milestone for the promotion as it expands into the US market.

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Superlek Kiatmoo9 to Challenge Jonathan Haggerty for Bantamweight Muay Thai Title

Superlek Kiatmoo9 to Challenge Jonathan Haggerty for Bantamweight Muay Thai Title

ONE Championship is set to make its highly anticipated debut in the United States with an action-packed event in Denver, Colorado. ONE 168: Denver will take place on September 6 at the Ball Arena, featuring a thrilling main event between two of the promotion's top strikers.

In the headlining bout, Superlek Kiatmoo9, the reigning ONE flyweight kickboxing world champion, will move up in weight to challenge Jonathan Haggerty for his bantamweight Muay Thai world title. The 28-year-old Thai phenom is coming off a highly acclaimed five-round war with Japanese star Takeru Segawa at ONE 165 last January. Superlek has only lost once in his 14-fight ONE Championship career and is currently riding a nine-fight winning streak.

Standing in Superlek's way is the formidable Jonathan Haggerty, who has put together an impressive six-fight winning streak of his own. The British striker has finished his last three opponents, showcasing his devastating power and technical prowess. In an interview with ONE Championship, Superlek acknowledged the challenge ahead, saying: "[Haggerty] is a special fighter..."

The matchup between Superlek and Haggerty has captured the attention of fans worldwide, with opinions divided on who will emerge victorious. A poll on Instagram revealed that 51% of fans believe Haggerty will retain his title, while 49% think Superlek will claim the bantamweight Muay Thai crown. The comments section has been buzzing with excitement as fans eagerly discuss and debate the potential outcome of this high-stakes encounter.

ONE 168: Denver marks a significant milestone for ONE Championship as it expands its reach into the United States market. The promotion has been steadily growing its global presence, staging events across Asia and Europe, and now aims to captivate American audiences with its unique brand of martial arts action. Tickets for the event are currently available for purchase through Ticketmaster.

As the countdown to ONE 168: Denver begins, fans can expect an unforgettable night of world-class Muay Thai action. The clash between Superlek Kiatmoo9 and Jonathan Haggerty for the bantamweight Muay Thai world championship promises to be a thrilling showcase of elite striking skills, with both fighters determined to etch their names in the history books.

Key Takeaways

  • ONE Championship debuts in the US with ONE 168: Denver on September 6.
  • Superlek Kiatmoo9 challenges Jonathan Haggerty for bantamweight Muay Thai title.
  • Superlek is on a 9-fight winning streak, while Haggerty has won 6 straight.
  • Fans are divided on the outcome, with 51% backing Haggerty and 49% supporting Superlek.
  • Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for the event at Ball Arena in Denver.