ONE Friday Fights 4 Recap: Reis Knocks Out Ferrari, Duangsompong Outstrikes Batman
The historic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium played host to another event on February 10, and from top to bottom, it delivered unexpected twists and turns.
ONE Friday Fights 4 saw 20 athletes across Muay Thai, MMA, and kickboxing reel off everything from comeback victories to show-stopping finishes, hard-fought decisions, and surprising upsets.
Here, we recap all the entertaining action from Bangkok, Thailand.
Duangsompong Tops Batman In Fast-Paced Main Event
Duangsompong Jitmuangnon’s force just couldn’t be denied – not even against former Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion Batman Or.Atchariya.
The Jitmuangnon athlete started their flyweight Muay Thai bout by blasting right hands that sent jolts through his fellow Thai’s legs.
Batman stood his ground and dished out his fair share of shots, too, never waning in the face of his opponent.
But in the end, Duangsompong’s output couldn’t be matched, and two of the three ringside judges agreed, giving him the majority win that lifted his overall record to 71-10-2.
It was a pivotal result for the 24-year-old debutant, who immediately announced himself as a threat in ONE’s flyweight Muay Thai division.
Petchmuangsri Fires Himself To Victory Against Mongkolkaew
Mongkolkaew Sor.Sommai and Petchmuangsri Tded99 threw the kitchen sink at one another in their flyweight Muay Thai duel, and after three intense rounds, the man representing Tded99 left Lumpinee Stadium with his hand raised.
The 19-year-old phenom didn’t have it easy against his old rival, though. Mongkolkaew pressed forward with intense boxing combinations and elbows that forced him to switch tactics midway through the match.
However, Petchmuangsri’s piercing roundhouse kicks to the head in the opening frame – along with powerful punches and sharp elbows in the second and third stanzas – convinced all three judges to hand him the victory.
His key victory over the former Omnoi Stadium Muay Thai Champion brought their rivalry to 1-1 and pushed his professional record to 56-15.
Taha Dincer Scores Blistering First-Round KO Of Sara
Erdem “The Professor” Taha Dincer left Lumpinee Stadium with a second straight victory over old foe Alessandro “The Italian Ferrari” Sara.
When the action kicked off in their 148-pound catchweight Muay Thai fight, Taha Dincer looked poised as he pushed the Italian backward into the ring ropes.
As Sara then sprung forward, “The Professor” lunged in with a left hook-overhand right combo that sent his man crumbling to the canvas for the knockout.
The victory, which came at the 2:05 mark of round one, improved Dincer’s professional striking record to 32-3.
Vera Fights Back To Stun Gusjung
Francisca Vera pulled off one of the night’s biggest upsets against Gusjung Fairtex in their 112-pound catchweight Muay Thai contest, capping off her promotional debut with a TKO victory.
“Miss Scarface” had to eat a bucketload of shots from her foe, including a left uppercut elbow from the Thai superstar that busted her forehead in the opening stanza.
But despite being on the receiving end of most exchanges, the Chilean stormed back and closed out the affair with two lightning-quick knockdowns in the second frame.
The second one – via a knee to the body – saw Vera earn the win at the 1:43 mark of round two, pushing her record to 9-2.
Chaongoh Finishes Bunhour In One-Round Thriller
Some fighters take a punch to give one, but Chaongoh Jitmuangnon took one and gave about three dozen.
After the start of his flyweight Muay Thai firefight with Cambodian opponent An Bunhour, the undefeated striker stood chin-to-chin with his rival and swung eight-balls from inside the pocket.
Chaongoh missed with some and connected with others, but the ones that landed stunned Bunhour, who nearly went out on his feet before the referee stopped the action at 1:07 of the opening stanza.
The victory bumped the Thai’s record to a spotless 19-0.
Reis Scores Huge Upset Knockout Of Ferrari
Portuguese striker Fabio Reis shocked the Bangkok crowd with a stunning second-round KO of Ferrari Fairtex in their bantamweight Muay Thai clash.
The Thai fan favorite looked slick in the opening stanza, employing fast punches and whipping up rapid head kicks, but Reis opened up in round two.
“Sensational” poured on the pressure with his hands, before landing a concussive left hook to the jaw that separated Ferrari from his senses at 2:30 of the second frame.
The debut stoppage pushed Reis’ record to 21-6.
Azevedo Puts Gamidov To Sleep
In bantamweight MMA action, Bruno Azevedo delivered a flawless performance against Talekh Gamidov en route to a second-round submission.
After showing off some quality striking in the first frame, the Brazilian scored a knockdown in the second and immediately jumped on an arm-triangle choke, putting his Azerbaijani foe to sleep at 2:02.
With the impressive finish in his ONE debut, “Macaco” now holds a perfect 7-0 record and is poised to make waves in the bantamweight MMA division.
Aminipour Stays Unbeaten In Back-And-Forth Battle With Suzuki
Fariya Aminipour and Hiroki Suzuki delivered three exciting rounds of back-and-forth action in the bantamweight kickboxing division, and it took a split decision to separate the two rising stars.
Iran’s Aminipour waded in with heavy punches in round one, only for Suzuki to roar back and take control in the second frame.
The match remained razor-close throughout the final three minutes, but ultimately, a brave resurgence from Aminipour earned him the favor of two judges and pushed his perfect professional record to 12-0.
Danesoe Demolishes Awan In Under One Round
In the first MMA bout of the card, 22-year-old prodigy Peter Danesoe unleashed fury on Pakistani standout Aqib Awan.
The Thai-Danish flyweight displayed beautiful striking from start to finish, putting his foe down early with a massive punch and then racking up damage on the feet with a flurry of knees.
As the vicious strikes piled up, the referee called an end to the bout at 4:33 of the first frame. With the victory, Danesoe picked up his first win in ONE and improved his overall record to 5-2.
Garcia Cruises To Decision Win Over Humber
ONE Championship newcomers Malena Garcia and Judy Humber got the action underway with a three-round Muay Thai war fought at a catchweight of 130 pounds.
Scotland’s Humber started strong by using her long frame to score with kicks, but Garcia quickly found her rhythm and unloaded punishing boxing counters.
The Argentine let her hands fly in rapid flurries, firing off straights, uppercuts, and hooks in tandem. This tactic ultimately earned her a comfortable unanimous decision victory and improved her overall record to 33-5-2.