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ONE Fight Night 18: Elias Mahmoudi Challenges Superlek for Kickboxing World Title


Nov 21, 2023

A highly anticipated main event clash has been confirmed 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.

Superlek has had an impressive year, with an overall promotional record of 12-1. He has put together a 10-fight winning streak, claiming and then defending the World Title, while also solidifying his #1 contender spot in the flyweight Muay Thai rankings. 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.

However, he’ll face a strong challenge from Mahmoudi, who came close to winning the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World 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.

This matchup promises to be a thriller, pitting Superlek’s flawless technique and recent knockout form against Mahmoudi’s relentless pressure and unorthodox repertoire. With both men capable of highlight-reel finishes, expect an epic battle for the flyweight Muay Thai strap when they clash in U.S. primetime on January 12.

Additional huge matchups are expected to be announced for ONE Fight Night 18, so stay tuned to onefc.com for all the updates.

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