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Reinier de Ridder thinks Rodtang will find it hard to strike against Demetrious Johnson in Muay Thai frame

Reinier de Ridder has backed Demetrious Johnson to triumph in his upcoming special-rules superfight in opposition to Rodtang Jitmuangnon, which can go down because the co-main occasion of ONE X: Grand Finale on March 26. The most popular subject of debate within the lead-up to the pair’s four-round hybrid battle is whether or not or…

Reinier de Ridder has backed Demetrious Johnson to triumph in his upcoming special-rules superfight in opposition to Rodtang Jitmuangnon, which can go down because the co-main occasion of ONE X: Grand Finale on March 26.

The most popular subject of debate within the lead-up to the pair’s four-round hybrid battle is whether or not or not the 12-time MMA world champion will have the ability to stand up to Rodtang’s elbows, knees and fists within the opening Muay Thai body.

Reinier de Ridder shot down any claims that Rodtang might finish the competition inside the opening spherical. In truth, in an unique interview with ONE, the two-division champion outlined that he sees the primary three minutes considerably favoring ‘Mighty Mouse’.

He advised ONE:

“I feel within the first spherical, Rodtang may have some difficulties comprehending DJ’s motion. It’s extremely totally different from a Muay Thai battle. The motion could be very totally different from a Muay Thai fighter. So, it should be onerous for him to trace him down. It is going to be onerous for him to seek out him, I feel.”

To place issues into perspective, Muay Thai fighters usually keep heavy on their toes. Not like boxers, they have a tendency to battle within the pocket very often. Rodtang, too, shows a really Muay Thai-dominant stance, whereas Johnson is fairly clever and fast at dissecting angles.

Regardless of his phrases of reward for Johnson, Reiner de Ridder did not utterly rule out the opportunity of Rodtang touchdown his trademark combos and fully-loaded pictures earlier than the tip of the primary body.

“Possibly he’ll get there by the tip of the primary spherical. Possibly he’ll begin touchdown by the primary spherical. But it surely’s positively going to take some time,” ‘The Dutch Knight’ added.


“It’s very cool that ONE set this up” – Reinier de Ridder praises ONE’s super-fight imaginative and prescient

ONE X, the Asian promotion’s 10-year anniversary showpiece, is assured to supply some magical moments from the promotion’s most interesting stars.

Reinier de Ridder himself returns to motion on the three-part present, arising in opposition to Brazilian jiu-jitsu icon Andre Galvao in a middleweight submission grappling battle.

If the Breda native needed to choose a bout that will prime the polls, he predicts that nothing will match the joy of the Demetrious Johnson-Rodtang special-rules contest on the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

“To start with, it is very cool that ONE set this up on this strategy to get a battle, which is simply cool for everybody to see,” he advised ONE.

Tune in on March 26 to see the motion and the drama unfold.


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