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Chatri says special rules fight ‘should’ve been DQ’ after illegal blows to Wondergirl

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ONE Championship: Chatri says special rules fight ‘should have been stopped on a DQ’ as Wondergirl suffers illegal blows

Wondergirl ‘fine’ after CAT scans at hospital following multiple blows to the back of her head from Xiong JingnanONE chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong ‘disappointed’ after teething problems with new ruleset in SingaporeONE ChampionshipNicolas AtkinPublished: 7:46pm, 2 Oct, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

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ONE Championship boss Chatri Sityodtong was left “disappointed” after Saturday’s first ever special rules striking clash fell a bit flat in Singapore.

Xiong Jingnan missed weight by 4lbs for the ONE Fight Night 14 showdown, with Nat “Wondergirl” Jaroonsak eventually agreeing to compete at a 129lbs catchweight.

The new ruleset seemed to then not only confuse the fighters, but also referee Olivier Coste, with China’s Xiong and Wondergirl of Thailand both appearing to call their own fouls after being struck in the back of the head.

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