Muay Thai legend Nong-O Gaiyanghadao is excited to showcase “the art of eight limbs” to the American fanbase, a lot of whom might be watching the spectacle for the primary time on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 26 at US primetime.
The former Lumpinee Stadium world champion will defend his ONE bantamweight Muay Thai belt in opposition to British powerhouse Liam Harrison within the co-main occasion on the Singapore Indoor Stadium-held card.
Honored to be part of the historic martial arts revolution in ONE Championship, the 36-year-old icon lastly has an opportunity to showcase the game he so loves. On that, he instructed ONE Championship:
“This will be a great opportunity for Westerners to get to know Muay Thai better and to promote Muay Thai more widely around the world. I would like to show them that Muay Thai is one of the most dangerous [styles] compared to other combat sports.”
Indeed, Muay Thai, also referred to as “the art of 8 limbs”’ (2 fists, 2 knees, 2 shins, and a pair of elbows) is taken into account to be some of the harmful and aggressive sports activities in Asia as a result of, when mixed, the bodily weapons could cause extreme injury to an opponent.
Not simply anybody can face up to the debilitating energy and method behind the observe. While the game is bodily and mentally draining, it’s additionally stunning in each sense of the phrase.
Like all of his earlier matches, Nong-O, a legend in his native Thailand, is poised to give American audiences an action-packed firefight like they’ve by no means seen earlier than.
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao impressed with Liam Harrison’s veteran comeback in opposition to Muangthai
Five-time defending ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao was impressed with Liam Harrison’s warrior spirit in his final battle in opposition to Muangthai PK Saenchai this previous April at ONE 156.
‘The Hitman’ went punch-for-punch and kick-for-kick with the Thai phenom. After an exhilarating first spherical that featured a complete of 5 knockdowns in lower than three minutes of motion, Harrison scored the victory with the third knockdown to ebook himself a world title alternative reverse Nong-O.
The champion is excited to lock horns with a formidable veteran, whom he holds in excessive regard. Praising the sturdiness on present in Harrison’s newest efficiency, the Thai fighter instructed ONE Championship:
“Liam could come back [after being knocked down twice by Muangthai] because he has more experience. He could read the game better than Muangthai. He knew that Muangthai had two knockdowns already, and he would rush to seal the deal. But Liam is a veteran. When he was [being] counted, he would not rush to get up. He waited to recover and get back up strong.”
Nong-O is on a Six-fight successful streak and is hoping to prolong that to seven by obliterating ‘The Hitman’ in a battle of willpower. Expect this battle between two of the world’s most harmful Muay Thai strikers to be talked about for a few years to come.
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