Allycia Rodrigues is a Muay Thai fighter and kickboxer out of Fortaleza, Brazil. She is the ONE Championship atomweight Muay Thai champ and she fights out of Phuket Fight Club and stands at 5’3. The 25-year-old fighter is a fierce competitor inside the rings and an equally loving person outside of it. She is in a committed relationship with Muay Thai World Champion Jose Neto.
As per Muay Thai TV, Jose Neto is also a Muay Thai fighter out of Brazil. He reportedly competed against Khompikat Sor Tawanrung for the last time in 2018, which he lost via first-round TKO. His notable wins in Muay Thai include names such as Sean Kearney, Johane Beausejour, and Claudio Amoruso. He is currently in a relationship with ONE Championship’s Allycia Rodrigues and they have a son together.
She called her son the “wealth” of her life. Allycia added, “My son is my greatest wealth, he is my daily strength, and it is for him that I continue to do my best. I always make time for our moments, and it’s all been amazing and challenging at the same time.”
The beautiful couple welcomed their son Josue on September 27, 2021, as per Sportslumo. Both Neto and Rodrigues share pictures of their son regularly and seem to share a great bond together. While her life seems to be sorted as of now, Allycia’s early journey was filled with struggles.
Allycia Rodrigues left her family for her Muay Thai career
Allycia Rodrigues reached the very top of the sport when she defeated Stamp Fairtex at a ONE Championship event for the atomweight title. Since then, the Brazilian striker has seen nothing but success. However, she almost chose a completely different sport. In an interview with ONE, Allycia revealed that she was more interested in playing soccer as her father was a professional soccer player.
However, it soon changed when she was acquinted with Muay Thai. Talking about her decision to pick up fighting, Rodrigues added that the adrenaline of the sport was what attracted her to the sport. Rodrigues came to know about combat sports at the age of 8. Training Muay Thai in Brazil was not ideal and it was hampering her ability to develop as a fighter. Hence, she moved out of Brazil to pursue her dreams.
Allycia had difficulities adapating to the new culture in Asia at the begining. However, after she settled in, Rodrigues met Jose Neto and got involved in a relationship. After she became pregnant, Allycia’s mother came to Thailand to help her with pregnancy and motherhood. Allycia is extremely grateful to have the presence of her mother in her life and the fighter has thanked her mother for holding her hands through all the difficulties in life.
She said, “My mother has supported me since my first fight. Although always with a heavy heart and fear of injury due to it being a contact sport, she never let me give up.” Rodrigues further added, “Every day, I learn a lot from her to be a good mother to my son and a responsible and loyal person to my family.”
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Fans can catch her in action on September 29, 2023 against Swedish opponent Smilla Sundell. Fans can catch the action live on Amazon Prime inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium, which sees her challenging for the strawweight women’s Muay Thai title.