Holland’s Brown Pinas cemented his place in ONE Championship with a stunning finish against Yohann Fairtex Drai in their ONE Super Series Muay Thai clash on Saturday, 17 November.
Against the run of play, Pinas scored with a huge spinning back elbow at 52 seconds of round two in order to seal the victory at ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Brown Pinas finishes Yohann Fairtex Drai with a BEAUTIFUL spinning back elbow at 0:52 of Round 2!Watch the full event LIVE & FREE on the ONE Super App http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, 17 November 2018
The early portion of the featherweight bout at the Stadium Istora was mostly dictated by Drai, who worked well against his opponent’s forward pressure and landed solid counter punches.
In particular, a well-timed right hand in reply to a knee strike was successful in sending the Dutchman reeling backwards.
Buoyed by the success, the 27-year-old French striker picked up the momentum. He changed gears to go on the offensive, as he connected with his punches and a late salvo of low kicks.
Drai maintained his work rate to start the second round. Clearly comfortable with his hands, he looked to land often, but his confidence led him right into Pinas’ trap.
As the Frenchman stepped in, the 26-year-old ARJ Traininggen product returned fire with a spinning back elbow, which found the mark perfectly and instantly dropped his rival to the canvas.
The Fairtex Gym representative was not able to answer the referee’s 10-count, giving the Dutch warrior his first ONE Super Series win.
The striker from Rotterdam, Netherlands improved his professional record to 26-9-1 and, in victory, showed a global audience exactly what he is capable of inside the ONE cage.