He may be many peoples underdog of the tournament, but Rodtang is not taking Jacob Smith lightly.
The pair are set to clash in the opening round of the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai Grand Prix tournament.
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The four quarter-final bouts will all take place at ONE 157 on Friday, May 20.
In a recent interview with ONEFC.com, Rodtang said;
“Jacob Smith is the most dangerous in the tournament. I have watched how he fights. He is awesome.”
The Ironman may be unbeaten in 10 outings in ONE Super Series, but he has concerns leading into the fight with Jacob Smith.
Having done his research and watched some of his past fights, Rodtang said he could not find any weaknesses in Smith’s game.
He also highlighted Smith’s physique, and admitted he is feeling slightly nervous.
“I can’t be careless. I’m meeting him in the first round of this tournament, but it’s not going to be easy. His build is large, too. I’m a little concerned.”
The four quarter-final bouts:
- Jonathan Haggerty vs Walter Goncalves
- Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs Jacob Smith
- Savvas Michael vs Amir Naseri
- Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs Taiki Naito
Watch ONE 157: Petchmorakot vs Jimmy Vienot live on Friday, May 20. The lead card is scheduled to kick-off at 4.30pm SGT (Singapore) / 10.30am BST (British Summer Time).