Cambodian mixed martial arts veteran Ren Saroth is booked for his first bout of 2019.
ONE Championship recently announced he will be taking on promotional newcomer Tial Thang at ONE: REIGN OF VALOR in Yangon, Myanmar on Friday, 8 March.
25-year-old Ren Saroth has been vocal about his eagerness to return to the ONE cage and showcase a new set of skills that he ascribes to working with a new trainer and a different mindset at his gym Cambodian Top Team (CTT) in Phnom Penh.
“I feel very different in terms of taking charge of a fight,” Saroth states.
“My attacks and overall defense is so much quicker and better. I’m ready to show what I got.”
Saroth will have a tough test ahead with Myanmar-born Tial Thang that will be making his professional debut in the world’s largest martial arts organization ONE Championship.
Tial Thang has been highly praised as a future superstar by his countryman ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang.
“He brings something to the table that you will just have to watch and see for yourself,” Aung La N Sang stated.
“I am very proud of what he has accomplished, and I know for a fact he will be a World Champion one day if he stays the course.”
The ONE: REIGN OF VALOR clash between Saroth and Tial Thang will be a 68-kilogram catchweight bout and an excellent opportunity for the Cambodian team to establish themselves as future top-contenders.
“We feel that Ren Saroth is a different martial artist compared to before,” states CTT leader Hun Chan Reach.
“Even though it’s [Tial Thang’s] pro debut, he has had a great amateur career.
“Not to mention that he is Aung La N Sang’s prodigy, so fighting him in his home country will be as fighting Aung la himself in terms of fan support,” Chan Reach continues.
“It will be an honor to share the cage with a future Myanmar hero.”
Saroth, a former KWC 3 Featherweight Tournament Finalist has been competing actively in the local Kun Khmer scene but has also worked actively with his mixed martial arts craft.
Regarded as one of the country’s top athlete’s, both Saroth and his team are looking forward to once again compete on the global stage.
“He’s taking MMA more seriously now, training every day with a proper training regime,” Saroth’s head trainer Chan Reach explains.
“From skills to strength and conditioning, he has never looked better!”
“This is Ren Saroth 2.0.”