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Rodtang returns August 26 against Savvas Michael at ONE 161

Rodtang returns August 26 against Savvas Michael at ONE 161

ONE 161 adds a huge and high-profile fight to its Amazon Prime debut as Rodtang and Savvas Michael are set for the next round of the promotion’s flyweight Muay Thai Grand Prix. The event will be part of a double header as the company moves to its US prime time streaming deal with Amazon Prime.

ONE 161: Rodtang vs. Savvas Michael

Rodtang needs no introduction. The Thai boxing legend is one of the most electrifying fighter in Muay Thai. Going into ONE 161, Rodtang defeated Jacob Smith by a unanimous decision. Before that, he lost to Demetrious Johnson in an epic, legendary mixed rules bout. After his win of the Grand Prix, Rodtang has said he hopes to move over to MMA full time.

His opponent, Savvas Michael, comes in after beating Amir Naseri at ONE 157. He hopes to come in with the major upset and put Rodtang away, a tall task. Before that, he lost to Taiki Naito and Lerdsila.

The winner of this fight will advance to ONE Championship’s semi final in the Bantamweight Muay Thai Grand Prix.

The addition of Rodtang vs. Michael to ONE 161 shows the promotion going all in on their US streaming deal with Amazon Prime. At ONE 160, the day before this card, Thanh Le is defending his belt against Kai Tang. On ONE 161, Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson are rematching in one of the biggest fights in ONE history.

More fights are going to be added as the fight date approaches. ONE 160 and 161 take place on August 26 with 160 being on YouTube and 161 on Prime. Don’t miss the action as it is scheduled to happen in prime time for United States time as ONE pushes further west with their events.

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