Joseph Lasiri faced off against ONE 157: Petchmorakot vs Vienot on May 20. That’s not who he’ll be up against on Friday, however.
Lasiri shared a clip on Instagram of him stepping off the scale for an impromptu and playful confrontation with ONE flyweight Muay Thai champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon.
“🆚 Against @rodtang_jimungnon 😂❤️⚠️⚠️ @onechampionship @kickandpunch”
Joseph Lasiri has been relegated to the strawweight division in 2020 and will not participate in the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix, where Rodtang will compete. So, ‘Iron Man’ was surprised when Lasiri suddenly made the decision to confront instead of a fist punch.
In the comments section, one fan was amused by Rodtang’s reaction:
“The first person I ever met surprised Rodtang 😂”
Meanwhile, another fan noted that while they were just playing around, an actual match between the two is what can set off fireworks:
“Hahaha jokes aside will definitely be an interesting fight! 🔥”
The light-hearted moment is refreshing to watch, these warriors are mighty warriors as they compete inside the circle. One fan appreciated the clip, saying:
“Laughter, Joy, Respect. This is how it should be ❤️”
Joseph Lasiri takes a hit at ONE 157 . glory
Lasiri’s ONE Championship career didn’t get off to a dream start. When he arrived in 2018, he was on a four-game losing streak before scoring his breakout victory. At the end of 2020, Lasiri moved down to the 1st Muay Thai strawweight division, where he is currently undefeated in two matches.
At ONE 157, ‘The Hurricane’ will feature in the card’s co-main event as he battles Prajanchai PK.Saenchai for the division’s top prize.
Prajanchai shocked the world in his promotional debut last year when he defeated legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao to claim the world champion title. His match against Joseph Lasiri marks the first time he will defend his strap in the circle.
If his last two fights are any indication, Lasiri has found the perfect weight class for him to compete in. He’s come a long way since he first started in ONE Championship and is sure to have more momentum to hit his incredible record with a win on Friday.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-joseph-lasiri-playfully-faces-rodtang-one-157-fight-week?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Joseph Lasiri playfully faces off with Rodtang during ONE 157 fight week