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Adiwang returns as winner in first post Lakay fight

BACK FOR GOOD. The former Team Lakay Lito Adiwang makes a successful return to the octagon ring after an 18 month lay-off due to a torn ACL after scoring an impressive 23-second technical knockout win over Indonesian Adrian Mattheis at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand last September 22. ONE Championship photo

It was lightning quick that happened in just 23 seconds.

Lito Adiwang, formerly of Team Lakay, returned to the win column as he made short works of Indonesian Adrian Mattheis after scoring a 23-second technical knockout blitz in ONE Friday Fights 34 last Friday, September 22, at the legendary Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Now with HIIT Studio after bolting out of the vaunted Team Lakay this year, Adiwang was impressive return to the octagon ring after an 18-month hiatus due to an ACL tear when he connected with a devastating right hand on Mattheis’ chin, that was bye-bye for the “Papua Badboy.”

From the opening, Adiwang was simply the aggressor as he rained down punches on Mattheis after the Indonesian fell on the canvas forcing the referee to stop the fight.

It was the curtain raiser for the 11-fight with nine of the matches under Muay Thai rules.

In the main event, Superlek survived a bloody first round where he was bloodied profusely due to solid elbow hit to the hit and decided fellow Muay Thai star Rodtang Jitmuangnon.

On Friday, two former Team Lakay members, Eduard Folayang and Jenelyn Olsim will also debut as Lion’s MMA fighters and will fight as undercard in the Stamp – Hee headlined ONE Fight Might 14 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The main draw is a fight for the interim atomweight MMA world championship.

In the same event, Team Lakay’s Stephen Loman fortifies his bid for the worlds bantamweight belt carried by Fabricio Andrade when he faces former world champion John Lineker.

Andrade earlier after stopping Lineker called out Loman for the world title match. Pigeon Lobien

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