Nakrob Continues Unbeaten Run, Reis Makes It Back-To-Back KOs At ONE Friday Fights 15
ONE Friday Fights 15 kicked off a historic weekend for ONE Championship when it went live from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday, May 5.
Fans were treated to electric action from start to finish, with gutsy comeback victories and sensational knockouts dotted up and down the card.
All eyes will soon turn west for ONE’s debut show on U.S. soil, ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III, later today. But before that happens, check out all the thrilling action from ONE Friday Fights 15.
Nakrob Takes Third Straight Win With Decision Over Ploywitthaya
Nakrob Fairtex’s striking proved too much for Ploywitthaya Chor Wimolsin in the main event, and he came away from the flyweight Muay Thai clash with a unanimous decision win.
The action was close in the early going, but Nakrob took control in the second round, flooring his fellow Thai with a short right elbow.
At the final bell, the Fairtex athlete’s work rate was enough to get him the nod from all three judges. The win pushes Nakrob to 3-0 in ONE and 62-20 in his career.
Siwakorn Shines Against Theeradet In ONE Debut
Siwakorn PK Saenchai stepped into his 143-pound catchweight Muay Thai matchup with Theeradet Chor Hapayak looking to impress, and the Thai debutant did just that.
The pair put together a close first round as they figured each other out, but it was Theeradet who grabbed the opportunity to move ahead in the second frame.
Siwakorn stepped up a gear in the final round, however, and his activity and pressure convinced all three judges to hand him the win in the end, extending his record to 131-25-5.
Baramee Narrowly Bests Muangsap In Catchweight Muay Thai Banger
Baramee Sujeebameekiew overcame Muangsap Kiatsongrit via majority decision in a thrilling three-round 137-pound catchweight Muay Thai battle, but the win didn’t come easy.
Baramee largely dictated the pace in the first two rounds by punctuating heavy boxing combinations with low kicks, but his compatriot came back with fire.
Muangsap had his strongest showing in round three, connecting with punches at will and deflating his Sujeebameekiew foe.
However, that late surge wasn’t enough for the 19-year-old, and Baramee took home the win to push his record to 81-18-2.
Sibsan Edges Out Worlaphon In War Of Attrition
Sibsan Nokkhao KorMor11 went to hell and back to claim a narrow split-decision win over Worlaphon Kiatchatchanun in their 137-pound catchweight Muay Thai bout.
It was an exciting back-and-forth affair between the two Thai athletes, who stayed in the pocket for most of the three rounds. They exchanged combinations of hooks, body shots, and elbows in close quarters.
In the end, though, two of the three judges deemed Sibsan’s shots cleaner and more significant, and he was awarded the hard-earned win to improve his professional slate to 61-18-2.
Chokdee Stops Dinneurthong In Three-Round Slugfest
In a rematch of their previous meeting, Chokdee Maxjandee managed to stop Dinneurthong Muadphong191 for the second time when the pair met in 116-pound catchweight Muay Thai action.
Chokdee found a home for his relentless right hand throughout the contest, though Dinneurthong’s durability troubled him on occasion.
The 25-year-old continued to tag his nemesis, however, and he eventually forced Dinneurthong to fall at 2:48 of the third round.
The win pushes Chokdee’s record to 52-15-5 overall, with back-to-back wins inside the ONE ring.
Jaising Claims Third-Round Finish In Battle With Denpayak
Jaising Sitnayokpunsak and Denpayak Detpetchsrithong‘s flyweight Muay Thai encounter was a battle for the ages.
After a tense opening round, Jaising looked to have the victory sealed when he dropped his rival twice in quick succession in the second frame.
But Denpayak roared back with a knockdown of his own – and only the bell saved his rival from defeat.
The pair engaged again in round three until a concussive right hand from Jaising finished proceedings at the 1:37 mark, extending his record to 41-15-5.
Reis Earns Second KO In A Row Against Sangmanee
Fabio Reis continued his dominant run in ONE with a vicious first-round knockout win against Sangmanee PK Saenchai in their bantamweight Muay Thai battle.
After trading strikes in the opening minutes, the Portuguese powerhouse unloaded a lethal left hook that dropped Sangmanee like a sack of potatoes and earned him the knockout at 2:36 of the very first round.
The victory was a fitting follow-up to his knockout win over Ferrari Fairtex at ONE Friday Fights 4, and it moves his career record to 22-6.
Rungrawee Scores Unanimous Decision Win Over Vladimir Gabov
Rungrawee Sitsongpeenong followed up his win at ONE Friday Fights 3 in fine form when he met Vladimir Gabov in lightweight Muay Thai action.
“Legatron” kept his striking fast and furious over the course of three rounds and avoided many of his Russian foe’s dizzying flurries en route to a second consecutive unanimous decision victory inside the ONE ring.
With the win, the Thai native bumped his overall striking record to 154-46-2.
Late Knockdown Earns Hill Decision Win Over Satanfah
It looked like Satanfah Sitsongpeenong might cruise to an easy decision win after three rounds of action, but Josh Hill had other ideas.
The Thai slugger’s punches were dominant for the majority of the pair’s 157-pound catchweight Muay Thai battle – right up until the Brit landed a crunching left elbow that dropped his rival in the dying seconds.
Although Satanfah returned to his feet to see the final bell, the knockdown swayed the judges unanimously in Hill’s favor, moving his professional slate to an impressive 34-11-1.
Alves Outlasts Kwankhao In Muay Thai Thriller
Yuly Alves stayed aggressive throughout her three-round strawweight Muay Thai matchup with Kwankhao Por Muangpetch to earn a unanimous decision win.
The Brazilian striker put the pressure on her 16-year-old foe from the opening bell, landing straights and elbows that sent her to the canvas after only 40 seconds.
Kwankhao found her footing thereafter, however, and the pair spent the rest of the bout gamely exchanging strikes.
But it was Alves’ ferocity that proved to be the decider in the end, and the hard-earned victory extends her record to 30-6.
Abelardo Returns To Winning Ways With TKO of Grigorian
After a recent run of misfortune in ONE, Mark Abelardo got back on the right path in destructive fashion against Taron Grigorian.
Grigorian’s grappling prowess appeared to give him the edge in the early goings of their bantamweight MMA bout, but Abelardo stayed in the fight with his ferocious striking.
The Kiwi-Filipino star took control in the second frame, stuffing his Armenian foe’s takedown attempts and landing lethal knees to force the referee to intervene and stop the fight at 2:56 of round two, earning him his 21st career win.
Gabriel Outworks Shaymanov To Take Win In ONE Debut
Lucas Gabriel and Ibragim Shaymanov opened the show with a hard-fought lightweight MMA battle that went the distance.
The debutants were both looking to make a strong first impression, but it was Brazil’s Gabriel who asserted himself, scoring with some hard left hands on the feet and dictating most of the action on the canvas – both positionally and with his ground-and-pound.
When the final bell rang, it was clear that the Nova Uniao Phuket man had done enough to earn the unanimous decision nod, pushing his record to 7-1.