In a major main event for ONE’s first U.S. primetime show of 2024, “The Kicking Machine” Superlek Kiatmoo9 will defend his ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title against Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi at ONE Fight Night 18: Superlek vs. Mahmoudi on Prime Video. The event will take place on January 12 and air live from Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Despite a narrow defeat to ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon in a 2023 Fight of the Year candidate this past September, Superlek is returning to defend his kickboxing throne. With an overall promotional record of 12-1 and a recent knockout form, he is looking forward to facing off against Mahmoudi, who came close to winning the title back in 2019.
Mahmoudi consistently put on good performances against the flyweight elite and showed that he was ready for another shot with a dominant first-round stoppage of Edgar Tabares this past August. He has been known for his relentless pressure and unorthodox repertoire, making him a formidable opponent for Superlek’s flawless technique.
This matchup promises to be a thrilling battle between two talented kickboxers capable of highlight-reel finishes. With both men determined to come out on top, expect an epic struggle for the flyweight Muay Thai strap when they clash in U.S. primetime on January 12. Keep an eye out for more huge matchups being added to the ONE Fight Night 18 lineup as we approach the big day!