The highly anticipated main event of ONE’s first U.S. primetime show of 2024 has been officially confirmed: “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. This event will take place on January 12 and broadcast live from Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Superlek has had an impressive year, with a promotional record of 12-1 and a 10-fight winning streak that includes claiming and defending the World Title while solidifying his spot as the #1 contender in the flyweight Muay Thai rankings. Despite suffering a narrow defeat to the reigning ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon in September, Superlek is determined to reclaim his kickboxing throne.
On the other hand, Elias Mahmoudi poses a formidable challenge for Superlek, having come close to winning the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title back in 2019. Mahmoudi consistently demonstrated his skill against top-level flyweights and proved he was ready for another shot with a dominant first-round stoppage of Edgar Tabares in August.
This matchup promises to be a thrilling contest between Superlek’s precise technique and recent knockout prowess versus Mahmoudi’s relentless pressure and unorthodox arsenal. Both fighters are capable of delivering highlight-reel finishes, making this a battle for supremacy among flyweight Muay Thai champions when they collide on U.S. primetime on January 12th