Lito "Thunder Kid" Adiwang, the strawweight Igorot MMA fighter, returned to the sport in an impressive way after being sidelined for 18 months due to injury. His comeback took place at ONE Friday Fights 34, where he faced off against Adrian Mattheis in Bangkok, Thailand.
In just 23 seconds, Adiwang secured a remarkable victory that amazed the crowd and sent ripples through the MMA world. He did it with a single, precise right-hand punch to Mattheis' chin, causing his opponent to fall to the canvas early in the bout.
Known for his aggressive fighting style and striking skills, Adiwang capitalized on this opportunity by delivering a flurry of punches that Mattheis couldn't defend against. The referee had to step in and stop the fight, giving Adiwang a swift and impressive technical knockout win.
With this comeback victory, Adiwang's professional record now stands at 14 wins and 5 losses, while Mattheis' record dropped to 11 wins and 7 losses. Adiwang's last appearance in the ONE Championship was at ONE: X in March 2022, where he suffered an injury during a match against Jeremy Miado.
MMA fans worldwide are buzzing with excitement about Adiwang's return, and it promises to bring more action and competition to the strawweight division. Stay tuned for updates on this remarkable comeback story.