Due to the best way ONE Championship’s ruleset is structured, motion within the circle is exceptionally conducive to producing epic knockouts and spectacular submissions. That’s why it’s not out of the bizarre to witness a stay ONE Championship occasion suffering from finishes from prime to backside.
That being stated, there are two forms of fighters in ONE: these with a penchant for scoring highlight-reel finishes and those that get completed.
Whereas there’s a profound appreciation for fighters who can finish any opponent’s night time early, fighters who’ve unbelievable sturdiness must also be celebrated for his or her toughness. It is protected to say that there are loads of these sturdy athletes.
With that in thoughts, listed here are three ONE Championship fighters who’ve by no means been completed within the circle.
#3 Muay Thai legend Rodtang Jitmuangnon
Reigning ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion Rodtang ‘The Iron Man’ Jitmuangnon has solely been completed as soon as in his profession, and that got here early when he was beginning out in Thailand’s regional circuits.
The Muay Thai phenom took a left elbow within the fourth spherical from Sangtien Sor Sornsing, which ended the combat abruptly. Nevertheless, that appeared to have awoken ‘The Iron Man’ and Rodtang proceeded to go on a rampage.
Right this moment, Rodtang is arguably essentially the most explosive fighter on the earth along with his come-forward model. Much more spectacular is his means to take stable punishment to the pinnacle and physique with out a lot as flinching.
Since becoming a member of ONE in 2018, Rodtang has by no means been stopped within the circle — nobody has even come near tarnishing that near-impossible feat.
#2 ONE Championship’s featherweight king Thanh Le
The ONE featherweight world champion has finished nothing however knock out opponents within the circle and look invincible whereas doing so.
The Vietnamese-American suffered his solely stoppage loss in 2018, which was previous to his arrival in ONE Championship. Since then, he has been decided to point out that he’s not going to endure the identical destiny ever once more.
Regardless of using his high-octane model of combating towards harmful strikers like Martin Nguyen and Ryogo Takahashi, Le has managed to keep away from taking harmful pictures whereas inflicting important harm. Not even prolific grapplers like Yusup Saadulaev and Garry Tonon may cease his rampage within the featherweight division.
He’ll be placing his unblemished ONE Championship run at stake at ONE 160 when he faces yet one more knockout menace in Tang Kai.
#1 ONE flyweight world champion Adriano Moraes
Solely three males have been in a position to defeat Adriano Moraes in his profession, and all of them did so through cut up resolution.
Moraes is likely one of the biggest world champions within the historical past of ONE Championship and at the moment reigns because the ONE flyweight world champion. Alongside the best way, he has avenged his losses towards two of the three males who’ve defeated him within the circle.
‘Mikinho’ additionally owns the excellence of dealing the primary stoppage loss to MMA legend Demetrious Johnson. At ONE on TNT 1 final 12 months, Moraes scored the largest win of his life when he knocked out Johnson within the second spherical of their world title encounter.
At ONE on Prime Video 1, the pair will face one another in an epic rematch that can certainly maintain followers on the fringe of their seats.
Will ‘Mighty Mouse’ return the favor by beating the Brazilian fighter and taking his belt, or will Moraes cement his place in historical past as the one man to beat Johnson twice?