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Bangpleenoi Digs Deep To Outscore Liam Nolan In Three-Round Battle

Aug 16, 2019

Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy and Liam Nolan had the crowd inside the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand at fever pitch as they went toe-to-toe for three rounds of Muay Thai action.

Despite the heavy shots they exchanged, their 72-kilogram catch weight contest went all the way to the judges’ scorecards at ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD on Friday, 16 August, and hometown hero Bangpleenoi got the edge to win via majority decision.

Bangpleenoi takes a majority decision win over Liam Nolan to get Team Thailand ???????? on the scoreboard!

Bangpleenoi takes a majority decision win over Liam Nolan to get Team Thailand ???????? on the scoreboard!????: Check local listings for the global broadcast starting at 8:30PM (Bangkok time).???????? Thailand: สามารถรับชมได้ทางไทยรัฐทีวีช่อง 32 เวลา 21:30 น. วันที่ 16 สิงหาคมนี้???????? United States: Tune in to B/R LIVE at 9:30AM ET ???? https://go.br.live/lgso68256???????? Japan: 8月16日 午後7時 AbemaTV 生中継 ???? http://bit.ly/2YKxYQw???????? Philippines: Tune in to ABS-CBN S+A at 9:30PM.???????? Singapore: Tune in to Toggle at 9:30PM or Mediacorp Channel 5 at 10PM.???????? Malaysia: Tune in to TV2 or Astro Arena at 9:30PM.???????? India: Tune in to Hotstar or Star Sports Select 2 at 3:30PM.???????? Vietnam: Theo dõi trên kênh HTV Thể Thao vào lúc 20h30.???????? Myanmar: Skynet Sports 3 မွာ ညေန ၈နာရီ အခ်ိန္တြင္ တိုက္႐ိုက္ထုတ္လႊင့္ျပသ သြားမွာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။????: Watch on the ONE Super App ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp

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Nolan started well and used his boxing to good effect in the opening round. The British striker also punctuated his combinations with low kicks, and used his long legs to keep the Thai at bay. 

The Knowlesy Academy representative worked sharp elbows into his offense as his rival tried to come to terms with his height advantage. Bangpleenoi replied with low kicks and lead hooks, but he was sent to the canvas when the Englishman threw a left elbow, though the referee ruled that he had slipped.

Nolan came out firing with his hands again in round two, but the Petchyindee Academy athlete’s low kick counters found a home more often. Both men also took aim with elbows before the Thai connected with a crunching right hook to the body.

Can't touch this! ????

Can't touch this! ????????: Check local listings for the global broadcast starting at 8:30PM (Bangkok time).???????? Thailand: สามารถรับชมได้ทางไทยรัฐทีวีช่อง 32 เวลา 21:30 น. วันที่ 16 สิงหาคมนี้???????? United States: Tune in to B/R LIVE at 9:30AM ET ???? https://go.br.live/lgso68256???????? Japan: 8月16日 午後7時 AbemaTV 生中継 ???? http://bit.ly/2YKxYQw???????? Philippines: Tune in to ABS-CBN S+A at 9:30PM.???????? Singapore: Tune in to Toggle at 9:30PM or Mediacorp Channel 5 at 10PM.???????? Malaysia: Tune in to TV2 or Astro Arena at 9:30PM.???????? India: Tune in to Hotstar or Star Sports Select 2 at 3:30PM.???????? Vietnam: Theo dõi trên kênh HTV Thể Thao vào lúc 20h30.???????? Myanmar: Skynet Sports 3 မွာ ညေန ၈နာရီ အခ်ိန္တြင္ တိုက္႐ိုက္ထုတ္လႊင့္ျပသ သြားမွာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။????: Watch on the ONE Super App ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp

Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, August 16, 2019

Bangpleenoi grew in confidence and found his rhythm as the round wore on, and used his lead hook and uppercut to set up a heavy left low kick. He also had success when he caught Nolan’s kicks and landed counter strikes. 

With everything to play for in the final frame, both men attacked with lead kicks to the body. A jumping switch kick by Nolan landed on his foe’s jaw, but Bangpleenoi shook it off and returned fire with hooks and low kicks to the lead thigh.

The Bangkok fans showed their appreciation as both men embraced a style true to “the art of eight limbs” and exchanged body kicks in the center of the Circle as the match came to a close. 

Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy defeats Lian Nolan at DREAMS OF GOLD

After the final bell, two of the three judges scored the contest in favor of Bangpleenoi, while the third official saw the match as a tie, which resulted in a majority decision for the hometown hero.

The victory extended his record to 122-50-10, and the two-division WMC Muay Thai World Champion is now 2-0 in ONE Super Series.