Reigning ONE atomweight kickboxing world champion Janet Todd believes ONE Championship making its fights accessible through platforms like Amazon Prime is giving martial arts a great boost.
‘JT,’ who is also the ONE interim atomweight Muay Thai world champion, shared this in an interview with ONE, highlighting how the promotion’s tack allows the sport to be noticed by both fans and non-fans alike.
Janet Todd said:
“I think ONE Championship, making the fights more accessible to people through watching it on YouTube or watching it on Amazon Prime, is helping grow the interest in the sport. I’m sure after people watch it, maybe not everyone’s like me, but they might want to start and see what it’s like.”
The American fighter added:
“I think ONE Championship is making that more accessible to people by putting it on platforms where we can watch all these fights for free.”
In April 2022, ONE and U.S. streaming service Amazon Prime Video signed a multi-year deal that would see 12 exclusive and live ONE events per year broadcast in North America.
The broadcast deal began in August with ONE on Prime Video 1, which saw mixed martial arts legend Demetrious Johnson take the ONE flyweight world title from former division king Adriano Moraes by way of a fourth-round knockout. Six more Prime Video fights have followed next since.
Janet Todd is part of the 18th iteration of ONE Fight Night on Prime Video, happening on March 24 in Singapore. She will be taking on reigning atomweight Muay Thai world champion Allycia Hellen Rodrigues in a unification bout.
ONE Fight Night 8 is headlined by the heavyweight unification showdown between reigning world champion Arjan Bhullar and interim world champion Anatoly Malykhin. It will be aired live and for free to all Prime Video subscribers in North America.
WATCH: Janet Todd trades kicks with sparring partner Jackie Buntan
Interim ONE women’s atomweight Muay Thai world champion Janet Todd is preparing hard for her much-anticipated unification showdown with reigning world champion Allycia Hellen Rodrigues later this month.
The Boxing Works fighter will take on Brazilian Rodrigues in a marquee matchup at ONE Fight Night 8 on Prime Video on March 24 in Singapore. ‘JT’ looks to add the undisputed atomweight Muay Thai gold to the kickboxing belt she already holds.
Janet Todd is making sure she has all the bases covered in her preparation to compete better come fight night. ONE Championship recently posted a video on Instagram showing the American fighter trading kicks with teammate and fellow ONE fighter Jackie Buntan.
“”Kick for kick 💥 ONE Interim Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Janet Todd faces off with divisional queen Allycia Hellen Rodrigues on March 24 to unify the belt at ONE Fight Night 8 on Prime Video! 🏆 @jmcoakle“
Check out the video post below:
Janet Todd last saw action in July, defeating Lara Fernandez by unanimous decision to claim the ONE interim women’s atomweight Muay Thai world title. Rodrigues, for her part, has had only one fight in the promotion to date, but it was a huge one as she beat former world champion Stamp Fairtex by a majority decision in August 2020 to become the division queen.
Rodrigues took some time off from the circle after giving birth to her son but is now more than ready to take on Todd for the undisputed gold.