Suriyanlek Returns To Winning Ways Against Rittidet, Suakim Scores Lethal Finish At ONE Friday Fights 60

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With five dozen events now banked, ONE Friday Fights continues to be the hottest combat sports ticket in town.

The iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, played host to ONE Friday Fights 60 on Friday, April 26, and the combatants on the bill certainly did their part to mark the occasion.

The jam-packed card offered up 12 world-class Muay Thai, MMA, and submission grappling contests, and fans were treated to every outcome they could have hoped for.

In case you missed any of the action, here’s what played out live in Asia primetime.

Suriyanlek Steals The Show In Nail-Biter With Rittidet

A striking classic went down when Suriyanlek Por Yenying and Rittidet Sor Sommai collided in 132-pound catchweight Muay Thai action, and it was only right that it went to the end. 

The early going didn’t see much offense from Suriyanlek. With Rittidet the taller man, he was able to keep his Thai compatriot at bay with dangerous kicks.

However, the script flipped in the second frame. Suriyanlek began to rain down punches on the Sor Sommai man, and he floored him with a well-timed overhand right, then controlled the remainder of the round. 

The Por Yenying and Bravery Gym star came out with similar fire in the final stanza. Rittidet struck back in kind, leading to a slugfest between the pair. But in the dying seconds, Suriyanlek scored another knockdown, and that proved enough in the end.

He was awarded the unanimous decision win, pushing his overall slate to 80-27.

Focus Folds Comeback With Thunderous Liver Kick In Round One

Focus Adsanpatong wasted no time taking Comeback TK Yutthana out in highlight-reel fashion in their 130-pound catchweight Muay Thai affair.

The pair were swinging from the get-go as they looked to impress in their respective ONE Championship debuts. But it was Focus who landed cleaner initially thanks to a looping right hook.

Comeback countered and brought the fight into close quarters. However, he got pieced up by his fellow Thai, who threw hard body shots in the clinch.

Following a brief separation, Focus unleashed a brutal left body kick that connected with Comeback’s liver, leaving him writhing in pain on the canvas and unable to continue.

The 19-year-old was awarded the KO win at 1:32 of the opening round, and he moved his professional slate to 50-19 with it.

Songfangkhong Turns Tables To Finish Khunponnoi

Songfangkhong FA Group’s patience and composure paid off in his 136-pound catchweight Muay Thai encounter with Khunponnoi Sor Sommai.

Khunponnoi found success by slamming his left kick into his rival’s body and connecting with his left cross in the opening frame.  

The Sor Sommai athlete tried to move through the gears in round two, but his enthusiasm was met by Songfangkhong’s crunching right hand, which sent him to the canvas.  

The 21-year-old striker knew his opponent was in deep trouble when he stood back up, and he charged forward with furious volleys of punches until the referee stepped in and waved off the match. 

The win came in at 0:59 of the second frame, and Songfangkhong extended his record to 59-24 as a result.

Kaoklai Squashes Suwatlek In Under Three Minutes

Kaoklai Chor Hapayak has built a reputation as a chaotic fighter in ONE Championship, and he added to his lore by steamrolling Suwatlek TDed99 in their strawweight Muay Thai encounter.

The 25-year-old brawler was the shorter of the two, so he knew his key to success was invading Suwatlek’s space and getting inside the pocket.

It didn’t take long for Kaoklai to do so, and he teed off on his Thai compatriot, connecting with a thunderous right hand to score his first knockdown two minutes into the bout.

Suwatlek returned to his feet but looked shaky, and Kaoklai capitalized from there by raining down more punishment that eventually forcde the stoppage at 2:45 of round one.

The LookEsan Fighting standout was handed his third win in ONE, and he moved his overall slate to 40-16.

Yodnumchai Decimates Mahesuan With Swift KO

It was a quick night at the office for Yodnumchai Fairtex, as he blasted Mahesuan Aekmuangnon into oblivion in their atomweight Muay Thai clash.

After exchanging sharp low kicks early on, the Fairtex Training Center star initiated a clinch and fired off a sneaky short left elbow that landed flush on his fellow Thai’s temple.

Mahesuan immediately fell, but he shook off the cobwebs and squared up before the standing count.

Sensing blood in the waters, Yodnumchai cornered the Singpatong Gym affiliate near the ropes. This time, the 19-year-old connected with a nasty two-punch combination that floored Mahesuan for good.

The referee waved off the action at the 1:21 mark of round one, and Yodnumchai moved to 4-0 in ONE, with all his wins coming by finish, and 64-20 in his career.

Detphupa Annihilates Sangsakda In First-Round Blitz

Detphupa ChotBangsaen was hellbent on delivering a quick knockout in his 113-pound catchweight Muay Thai clash with Sangsakda BoyTarchang, and that’s exactly what he did. 

Sangsakda tried to put his stamp on the match with well-thought-out punches and kicks, but Detphupa stood his ground and returned fire with heavy hands.  

The Wor Suksan athlete’s first inroad came when he dropped his man with a straight right. Sangsakda showed resilience to get back to his feet, but it was clear the finish was on from there.  

Detphupa attacked with firey punches to the head and body then turned Sangsakda’s lights out for good with a left hook at 2:09 of the opening frame to earn his 28th career win.

Suakim Stops Demirkapu In Two-Round Brawl

Fans got exactly what they expected when Suakim Sor Jor Thongprajin and Deniz Demirkapu collided in 140-pound catchweight Muay Thai – a firefight with a dramatic end.

Demirkapu controlled the opening minutes, finding a home for multiple combinations. But Suakim wasn’t bowing out that easily, and he shot back with plenty of energy.

Though he appeared down on the cards, it quickly became clear that the three-division Lumpinee Boxing Stadium Muay Thai World Champion was biding his time and waiting for Demirkapu’s aggression to get the better of him. 

When the perfect opportunity revealed itself, Suakim struck with a counter left hook that connected with his Turkish-Moroccan foe and sent him to the canvas, where he stayed.

The KO win came at 1:22 of round two, and Suakim moved his slate to a staggering 150-59.

Oda Stifles Royal On The Ground To Score Debut Win

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Kaito Oda had a ONE Championship debut to remember when he handed Coopar “Rush” Royal his first professional loss in their flyweight MMA bout.

The Japanese star asserted his dominance from the opening bell and secured a body-lock takedown a minute into the contest. He then ripped through Royal’s guard with heavy top pressure and implemented punishing ground-and-pound to control the remainder of the frame.

Round two saw much of the same from Oda, as he kept his Australian foe on the mats, leaving him desperately trying to weather the onslaught.

The 24-year-old put his foot on the gas in the final stanza, and he connected with a nasty two-punch combination that he capitalized on to score a single-leg takedown.

Royal attempted to steal the fight with a guillotine attempt late in the round, but he couldn’t finish it, so Oda was handed the unanimous decision win to push his slate to 4-1.

Ogasawara Edges Past Sornsueknoi For Second ONE Win

Eisaku “Speed Actor” Ogasawara employed a smart strategy to take the majority decision nod over Sornsueknoi FA Group in their 132-pound catchweight Muay Thai battle.  

In the first round, Sornsueknoi chased his rival with low kicks, but the Japanese striker constantly drifted away from the power shots and looked to land counters. 

The FA Group man continued to walk Ogasawara down in round two, but the ISKA Kickboxing World Champion switched between staying on his toes and planting his feet to unleash heavy punches. 

Sornsueknoi had more success with hard body shots in round three, but Ogasawara’s earlier work proved enough for him to grab the unanimous decision win and move to 45-9. 

Panmongkol Makes Quick Work Of Van Nijnatten In ONE Debut

Panmongkol CMA Academy and Thomas Van Nijnatten stepped into their 130-pound catchweight Muay Thai meeting looking to impress, and it was the former who would do so via a dominant first-round finish.

Neither held back in their respective ONE Championship debuts. Van Nijnatten used his long kicks to let his foe know he was there to fight, and Panmongkol was waiting with nasty counters whenever he did.

The pair traded blow for blow as the opening round progressed. But just under two minutes into the fight, Panmongkol stepped inside the pocket and downed Van Nijnatten with a sharp right hand that rendered him unable to continue. 

The KO victory came at 1:50 of round one, and the CMA Academy man moved to 51-3 as a result.

Junior Stays Perfect Against Masami Thanks To Brilliant Counters

Junior Fairtex proved she’s wise beyond her years by using effective counterstriking to earn the win against an ultra-aggressive Masami in their atomweight Muay Thai slugfest.

Masami came out guns blazing in her ONE debut. However, her Thai opponent was ready, and she wisely used her slick jab to stop any forward pressure then brought in her trusty right-hand cross to take control of round one.

The Japanese debutant wasn’t going out like that, though, and she turned up the pressure in the second frame, trying to close the distance. But Junior had an answer for her again, and she implemented lethal body kicks to keep Masami at bay.

The Fairtex Training Center star’s impressive fight management continued in round three. She landed signature elbows throughout to seal the unanimous decision victory, extend her ONE record to 5-0, and push her overall slate to 25-10.

Vaht Impresses With 98-Second Finish In Debut Showing

Liisi Vaht’s relentless offense secured a quick victory in her strawweight submission grappling bout with Natsuki Takamoto

After a brief tussle from a collar tie, the debuting Estonian pulled guard and went straight to work looking for a leg. 

Takamoto freed herself, but Vaht chased a guillotine that came close as she flowed from attack to attack.

With the pair tied up, the Japanese athlete looked to escape another choke and come on top. But Vaht deftly switched to an armbar to get the tap at 1:38 and move her grappling record to 152-44. 

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