At ONE Fight Night 8 on Amazon Video, Allycia Hellen Rodrigues is prepared to show off her skills once more.
The ONE atomweight Muay Thai world champion will fight Janet Todd for the title on March 24 in her much anticipated return to the ring. In the co-main event of the evening, the two ladies will face off to see who is the undisputed atomweight Muay Thai queen.
Prior to their eagerly awaited fight, Rodrigues spoke with ONE Championship about her emotional outlook and individual objectives as she returns to the ring for a new phase in her combat sports career:
“It represents my whole story – getting to where I am now, fighting at one of the biggest events in the world, and showing that I’m the champion and that I’m back to stay. Fighting the best and being able to defend my title with all my strength is my dream.”
In an intense competition with fan favourite Stamp Fairtex, Allycia Hellen Rodrigues won the ONE atomweight world title in August 2019. Soon later, Rodrigues announced the impending birth of her first child. Since then, her main priority has been getting to know her new baby boy. Rodrigues is prepared to make a comeback and reclaim her title as the best atomweight Muay Thai fighter after two and a half years.
With Allycia Hellen Rodrigues’ absence from the circle, Janet Tood has emerged as a new champion. winning the ONE interim atomweight world title by outclassing Lara Fernandez in the event’s main event. Since then, “JT” has occupied the throne, but on March 24, the two female warriors will decide who is unquestionably the queen.
Giving information about her preparations for their ONE Fight Night 8 matchup, Rodrigues stated that she has been working hard to get ready for the battle and anticipates the two to put on a spectacle for fans watching around the globe;
“I’ve been training very well… I always prepare very well for every fight. Regardless of who the opponent is, I will always arrive 100 percent prepared. Because of our fighting styles, I’m sure we’ll put on a great fight for the fans.”
Janet Todd teases the abilities she’ll demonstrate in the contest with Allycia Hellen Rodrigues.
As Janet Todd challenges defending world champion Allycia Hellen Rodrigues at ONE Fight Night 8 on Prime Video, she will attempt to unify the atomweight Muay Thai titles.
Todd won the interim ONE atomweight Muay Thai world title in July of last year after enjoying a successful run as the ONE atomweight kickboxing world champion. She so earned the title of two-sport champion and precipitated a crucial matchup with Rodrigues.
Todd’s positive test for COVID-19 resulted in the fight between the two ladies at ONE on Prime Video 5 being abruptly cancelled. On March 24, they’ll eventually face battle in the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Considering Janet Todd’s extensive striking background, the veteran believes that if she wants to prevail in this battle, she must stay within striking distance and avoid attempting to outwit the world champion.
She stated the following in a ONE Championship interview:
“I always like being in more of a punching and kicking range. So I’d like to use my footwork to keep myself at that range, because I think that’s where I excel.”
Janet Todd has waited a long time to have her chance at the unification, despite the fact that she has held the ONE interim atomweight Muay Thai world championship since July.
‘JT’ recently discussed her feelings after learning she wouldn’t be participating in December in the same interview with ONE Championship;
“It just took me a little bit to kind of get over the fact that I flew 15 and a half hours and trained really hard to get to this point. I made so many sacrifices, and then I didn’t have anything. I couldn’t do anything. I was really devastated. It’s devastating for me.”