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Smilla Sundell set for new title defense in ONE Championship

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Swedish ONE strawweight Muay Thai World Champion Smilla ”The Hurricane“ Sundell will defend her title on Friday May 3.

She will take on KO artist Natalia Diachkova at ONE Fight Night 22 on Prime Video. The event will take place at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dyachkova is a former IFMA, WMC and WPMF Muay Thai world champion.

 

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Smilla Sundell is the youngest to win a ONE Muay Thai title

In her ONE Championship debut, Smilla Sundell scored a impressive third-round knockout of Diandra Martin, and just two months later she defeated Jackie Buntan to win the ONE Women’s Strawweight Muay Thai World Championship.

With the victory, Sundell became the youngest person to ever win a ONE World Title in Muay Thai.

The Swedish strawweight then defended her strap against ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Allycia Hellen Rodrigues in September 2023. After two hard rounds, the Swede stood as the winner via a third-round TKO.

Smilla Sundell has now started his transition to MMA.

“I’m a fast learner according to my coaches, so that feels great. I enjoy choking people,” Sundell told Frontkick’s Vidar Redmond. “I have started to train MMA over there (Thailand) as well and that’s great. I will go back to MMA over there and do more Muay Thai too.”

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