When ONE Championship stages ONE: NO SURRENDER III this Friday, 21 August, there will be plenty of highly-decorated athletes competing on the bill.
In fact, a total of seven martial arts World Champions will be in action at the event in Bangkok, Thailand.
Here’s a rundown of those very accomplished warriors.
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Sangmanee Klong SuanPluResort holds an astonishing 182-27-5 professional record and is considered one of the most decorated athletes to ever step through the ropes.
The Thai megastar is a three-division Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Champion, a True4U Muay Thai World Champion, an S1 World Champion, and a Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion.
Additionally, the 23-year-old won the 2014 King Fighter New Lumpinee Stadium Inauguration 4-Man Tournament, which gives him seven World Titles in the sport. And if he wins this Friday in the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament semifinals, perhaps he’ll soon add the “beautiful” divisional belt to his trophy case.
Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai
The other man in Friday’s ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament semifinal matchup is “Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai, who owns a remarkable 61-10-5 professional record and is one of the hottest names in the sport today.
The Surin native has claimed a pair of belts since 2018 – the Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Title in the 135-pound division and another in the 140-pound division.
If Kulabdam emerges from the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament, he’ll be one step away from achieving his ONE World Title dream.
The 36-year-old Frenchman is a two-division WBC World Muay Thai Champion, a Lion Fight Welterweight World Champion, a Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Champion, and an ISKA Muay Thai World Champion.
He also claimed an Amateur Muay Thai World Title in Bangkok near the start of his career back in 2004.
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Little Tiger will make her promotional debut on the global stage against Marie Ruumet. Despite being a newcomer to the ONE ring, the former dentist’s assistant has already made her mark as one of the best in Muay Thai.
Before joining ONE, the Japanese star became a two-time WPMF Muay Thai World Champion, a two-time WMC Muay Thai World Champion, and a WBC Muay Thai World Champion.
She also holds a championship belt from Thailand’s Patong Stadium.
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Thailand’s Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy will square off with Cambodia’s Sok Thy in a ONE Super Series Muay Thai flyweight clash.
Mongkolpetch garnered the Best Fight Of The Year award at Bangkok’s Channel 7 Stadium in 2017, but his most notable accomplishment was a Lumpinee Stadium World Title, which he won the same year.
The Petchyindee Academy standout also earned the 2018 Toyota Marathon 140-pound Tournament Championship.
Sok Thy made a name for himself as the first Cambodian athlete to challenge for Lumpinee Stadium and Channel 7 Stadium Muay Thai World Championships.
But before going for gold in “the art of eight limbs,” the 22-year-old was racking up victories and belts in his natural martial art of Kun Khmer.
The Banteay Meanchey native holds a Kun Khmer record of 223-37-12 and won the Bayon and PNN Stadium Flyweight Titles.
Quitin Thomas will open the show on Friday, and while he doesn’t have much professional experience in mixed martial arts, he made a name for himself during his amateur career.
The American wrestler went 14-2 on the amateur circuit, where he won a Mixed Martial Arts World Title in November 2017.