Ognjen Topic rose to the top of the Lion Fight lightweight rankings when he defeated Stephen Meleady to become champion.
After dropping the title to Sergio Wielzen earlier this year, Topic has plans to work his way right back to the belt, starting with Dechsakda Sitsongpeenong next Friday night at Lion Fight 29 on AXS TV.
“I want to regain my world championship title,” said Topic, during a recent interview with FightLine. “It wasn’t a decisive win for Sergio and if we meet again, I will beat him.”
Topic wasn’t born into the sport like many others. Instead, he gradually was introduced to new ways of excelling in the combat sports realm as he grew up.
“I started by watching boxing and kickboxing in seventh grade,” he said. “My parents didn’t allow me to take those sports, so I began with TKD at age 14. At age 18, I found Muay Thai and have been training and fighting under NJ Muay Thai ever since then.”
Among his wins include his title performance vs. Meleady and victories over Coke Chunhawat, Rungravee Sasiprapa and Paowarit Sasiprapa.
“Lion Fight is the biggest Muay Thai organization in America and is very popular outside of America, as well,” Topic said. “It’s a great honor to be fighting and showcasing my skills at the highest level possible in the country and around the world.”
Topic (17-6) was named the 2011 Muay Thai Authority Pro Rookie of the Year and has also won the WBC and WKA titles, along with numerous “Fight of the Night” honors for his performances.