3 Reasons To Watch ONE Friday Fights 8 On March 10

Petsukumvit Boi Bangna is declared winner at ONE Friday Fights 3

ONE Friday Fights 8 is locked and loaded, with 12 exciting bouts ready to thrill the crowd at the famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on March 10.

The latest installment of ONE’s weekly event in Bangkok, Thailand, is predominantly a Muay Thai showcase in the sport’s spiritual home, but there are also some hard-hitting MMA and kickboxing matchups on the card.

Here are three reasons to tune in when the action gets underway in just a matter of hours.

#1 A Main Event That’s Sure To Deliver

Petsukumvit Boi Bangna and Petchmuangsri Tded99 will headline the bill in a flyweight Muay Thai clash between two elite stadium fighters who recently made successful ONE debuts.

Former Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Champion Petsukumvit defeated Chorfah Tor Sangtiennoi in an epic main event battle at ONE Friday Fights 3, pushing a relentless pace for three rounds to take a decision victory.

Petchmuangsri was in action a week later at ONE Friday Nights 4, where he leveled the score with his old rival Mongkolkaew Sor Sommai in another intense three-rounder.

Each man has the gas tank, skill, and courage to deliver another epic battle, and they’ll be eager to extend their unbeaten slate on the global stage and work toward the top-five flyweight Muay Thai rankings.

#2 The Return Of Alaverdi Ramazanov

Following an unsuccessful shot at Nong-O Hama‘s ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title at the inaugural ONE Friday Fights show in January, Alaverdi Ramazanov is back against Mavlud Tupiev.

The former ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion earned back-to-back wins over world-class opponents before his defeat to Nong-O, and he’s aiming to retrieve some momentum with a quick turnaround.

Ramazanov can defend his #2 spot in the bantamweight Muay Thai rankings with a victory this Friday, but Tupiev is dangerous and will enter with nothing to lose. 

The man from Uzbekistan gave Thai superstar Muangthai PK Saenchai everything he could handle in his ONE debut, and he has the power to cause an upset and insert himself into the division’s upper echelon. 

#3 A Pair Of Must-See MMA Fights

While the bulk of the card is comprised of all-striking battles, there are two MMA bouts that will offer up some interesting stylistic matchups. 

France’s Jason Ponet and Russia’s Vladimir Kanunnikov both bring three-fight winning streaks into a lightweight contest that pits two seasoned competitors against one another.

With 39 pro bouts to his name, Point has seen it all, but Kanunnikov has finished all three of his opponents on his current surge – and he’ll be aiming for four straight. 

At middleweight, Pakistan representative Furqan Cheema returns to The Home of Martial Arts and puts his 4-1 record up against unbeaten Kyrgyz debutant Salamat Orozakunov.

Both men own strong boxing games, which should make for a fierce tussle as they go after their first ONE victory.

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