Jaosuayai Scores Debut KO, Yod-IQ Stays Dominant At ONE Friday Fights 20

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ONE Championship continued its weekly series of heart-stopping martial arts action live from Bangkok, Thailand’s iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on Friday, June 9.

Familiar names peppered the ONE Friday Fights 20 card, which also featured some exciting debutants across its 12 high-level Muay Thai and mixed martial arts bouts.

In case you missed any of the battles, here’s a rundown of what went down last Friday.

Jaosuayai Debuts In Style, Finishes Petsukumvit In First Round

In the main event, Jaosuayai Sor Dechapan showcased his power by stopping Petsukumvit Boi Bangna in his tracks to take a first-round KO win in their flyweight Muay Thai showdown. 

The debuting star weathered Petsukumvit’s early pressure before landing an uppercut that floored the two-time Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Champion.

Jaosuayai then curbed all possibilities of a comeback by landing a solid right hook to finish his foe off at 2:30 of the very first round, improving his record to 53-19-2 in the process.

Theptaksin Sees Off Yodkritsada In Three-Round Rematch

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Theptaksin Sor Sornsing proved to be the slicker fighter when he clashed with Yodkritsada Sor Sommai in their initial encounter at ONE Friday Fights 10 three months ago, but this past Friday, he just edged out his Thai compatriot in their 132-pound catchweight Muay Thai rematch.

Theptaksin set the pace from the beginning, controlling the distance well and utilizing his elbows to great effect. Yodkritsada kept it competitive, though, as he constantly threatened with his high and low kicks.

But in the end, Theptaksin proved to be a little more dominant. The judges gave him the split-decision nod, earning him his 73rd career victory.

Suablack Finishes Thanungern After Impressive Display

Suablack Tor Pran49 put on a blistering performance to dispatch Thanungern FA Group in their 142-pound catchweight Muay Thai affair.

The 26-year-old Tor Pran49 representative pulled everything out of his arsenal in round one, working behind punches and kicks before unleashing his spinning attacks. 

Keeping up the intensity in the second frame, Suablack threw a right hook before letting rip with a crunching left straight to secure the finish at 2:14 and push his record to 55-18.

Puengluang Overcomes Jomhod With Third-Round KO

Puengluang Baanramba secured a debut win against Jomhod Chor Ketwina in their 136-pound catchweight Muay Thai bout.

The Baanramba standout folded Jomhod with a crushing body shot in the opening frame and continued that onslaught into the second round, where he opened his foe up with slicing elbows.

Jomhod showed heart, but Puengluang wasn’t to be denied his finish, which came via another body shot at the 2:36 mark of the final stanza.

The Thai star now moves to 59-5-7 in his professional career.

Rambong Runs Through Petsuwan In 15 Seconds

After falling short in his promotional debut, Rambong Sor Therapat was out to show fans how dangerous he is when he met Petsuwan Boomdeksean in 128-pound catchweight Muay Thai action.

The Thai star immediately closed the distance on his compatriot, storming straight in for Petsuwan’s head, where he landed a lethal left hook to send his compatriot to sleep after only 15 seconds of action.

Rambong picked up his first win in ONE with the legendary knockout and his 73rd career victory overall.

Gusjung And Nongnuk Muay Thai Clash Ends In No Contest

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There was a disappointing end to Gusjung Fairtex and Nongnuk Mor Kor Chor Chaiyaphum‘s 110-pound catchweight Muay Thai battle.

Though the pair both looked sharp, exchanging round kicks and teeps at the start of the contest, an inadvertent eye poke from Nongnuk halfway through the opening stanza left Gusjung unable to continue, resulting in a no-contest ruling.

Yod-IQ Outlasts Tupiev In Back-And-Forth Thriller

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Yod-IQ PK Saenchai turned to his lethal legs as he outworked Mavlud Tupiev to earn a unanimous decision win in their bantamweight Muay Thai bout. 

It was a back-and-forth affair between two high-level strikers, as Yod-IQ chopped away with kicks, and Tupiev loaded up punches while looking for a finishing shot. 

In the end, Yod-IQ’s stinging kicks and ability to keep distance weighed more in the judges’ eyes. The Thai star is now 2-0 in ONE, with an overall slate of 117-35-15.

Teixeira Scores Second-Round Finish Against Kongthailand

Victor Teixeira didn’t let the hype affect him when he met current Lumpinee Stadium World Champion Kongthailand Kiatnavy in a 162.2-pound catchweight Muay Thai contest.

The debuting star hurt Kongthailand in the opening frame and remained on the front foot throughout the bout.

Kongthailand offered a bright response, but that left him exposed, allowing Teixeira to land a devastating right hook to end the proceedings at 2:46 of round two.

The highlight-reel victory earned the Brazilian star the 43rd victory of his career.

Jaising Ends Zhang’s Night Early With 34-Second KO

Jaising Sitnayokpunsak picked up his second KO in a row when he faced Zhang Jinhu in a flyweight Muay Thai encounter. 

“Chinese Tiger” charged at the Sitnayokpansak athlete with hard punches in the early running, but Jaising fended him off with slapping left kicks. 

As Zhang stepped in again, the Thai striker uncorked a perfectly timed left high kick that sent his foe to the canvas after only 34 seconds of action, securing him his 42nd career win.

Saenphon Completes Fiery Comeback To Best Boran

Saenphon Sor Sommai survived an early knockdown to come back and score a unanimous decision win over Gokhan Boran in their 147-pound catchweight Muay Thai bout. 

Hitting the canvas less than 30 seconds into the match, Saenphon returned with fire, and he was rewarded with a knockdown of his own in the second round. 

The Thai star kept up the pressure to the end while enduring some big shots from Boran to earn the judges’ nod and improve his record to 57-10-5.

No-Contest Ruling Ends Battle Between Marareskul And Skrok

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Featherweight MMA action ensued when Konstantin Marareskul took on Bartosz Skrok in the evening’s second bout, but the contest ended unceremoniously.

Having controlled the majority of the opening frame, Marareskul looked to be on the verge of victory in the second round.

But proceedings were stopped suddenly when the Moldovan star landed multiple shots on the back of Skrok’s head as they tussled on the canvas.

The Polish battler was deemed unable to continue from there, resulting in a no-contest ruling.

Dongak Shows Well-Rounded Arsenal To Overcome Orekhov

Torepchi Dongak defeated Ivan Orekhov in their flyweight MMA battle to prove that his all-around game is catching up to his world-class striking.

Dongak’s heavy punches and kicks were on display in the all-Russian affair, but he also got to test out his defensive wrestling and ground skills en route to victory over his countryman.

After fending off some dangerous leg lock attempts, the 23-year-old blasted Orekhov with hard flurries of punches to earn the TKO win at 3:16 of round two. 

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