Hamidi Scores Quick TKO Against Kongchai, Yod-IQ Finishes Tifiyev In Fiery Rematch At ONE Friday Fights 66

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ONE Friday Fights 66 kicked off a huge double-header weekend for ONE Championship when it took over Bangkok, Thailand’s Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on Friday, June 7.

The 12-fight card saw thrills and spills in Muay Thai and MMA, and the crowd was treated to a boatload of stoppages across both disciplines.

Before all eyes move to the Thai capital’s Impact Arena for ONE 167: Tawanchai vs. Nattawut II on Prime Video later today, let’s recap everything that went down in Asia primetime inside Lumpinee.

Hamidi Steamrolls Kongchai To Return To Winning Ways

Akram “Le Pépite” Hamidi got back in the winner’s column in stunning fashion by finishing Kongchai Chanaidonmueang just 101 seconds into their strawweight Muay Thai main event battle.

“La Pepite” went on the front foot immediately and landed heavy shots that the former Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Champion could do nothing about. 

The three-time ISKA Kickboxing World Champion then put Kongchai down with a stern left hook, and he was determined to end the night early when the Thai answered the standing eight-count.

Hamidi did so soon after, as he went full speed ahead and dropped a barrage of shots on Kongchai that forced the referee to intervene at 1:41 of the first round. 

With the TKO win, the French-Algerian slugger secured his second win in ONE Championship and moved to 53-5 in his career.

Rambong Impresses In Three-Round Battle With Muanglao

Rambong Sor Therapat maintained his winning ways inside the Mecca of Muay Thai with a unanimous decision win over Muanglao Kiattongyot in 128-pound catchweight Muay Thai.

Barely seconds into the thrilling duel, the Thai athlete made his intentions known with a straight left that sent his foe flying halfway across the ring.

With confidence on his side, Rambong upped his work rate in the second round. Although he had to eat massive straights and hooks from Muanglao, he charged forward behind his ill-intended fists without much fuss.

The muay maht man bit down on his mouthpiece and hunted for a finish in the final frame, forcing a slugfest in which he came out the better to ensue.

Rambong’s onslaught impressed all three judges at ringside enough for them to award him the win in the end, and he secured his 78th career win as a result.

Kaotaem Annihilates Wanpadej With Four Knockdowns

Kaotaem Fairtex’s power punching was too much for Wanpadej Looksuan to handle in their 127-pound catchweight Muay Thai clash. 

Wanpadej looked sharp with his kicks early on, but Kaotaem quickly turned things around by dropping his fellow Thai with a hard left hand.  

A pair of hooks quickly followed, and it looked like the end was near when Wanpadej went down again – but somehow he survived the round.  

However, Kaotaem didn’t let up in round two, and he sent his foe to the canvas with a straight left before sealing the deal and his 34th career win with a fourth knockdown at the 1:14 mark. 

Attachai Outstrikes Poye To Open Up ONE Account With A Win

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Attachai Kelasport pushed the pace in his 121-pound catchweight Muay Thai ONE Championship debut against Poye Adsanpatong, and he managed to do enough to secure a victory.

The pair went blow for blow in the opening round. This feeling-out process had the fight at the tightest of the margins, but Attachai’s pressure and low kicks put him ahead. 

The 21-year-old remained poised throughout the second frame, and he continued to chop at his Thai compatriot’s legs while timing his entries and exits well to escape the pocket unscathed.

Poye battled back with persistent body kicks as the pair loosened up in the final frame. But Attachai’s body of work across three rounds proved enough for him to earn the unanimous decision at the final bell, and he moved to 51-10 overall as a result.

Petchuanchom Nicks Split Decision Against Singudon

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Petchuanchom Chor Hapayak managed to eke out a narrow debut victory in a back-and-forth 134-pound catchweight Muay Thai duel with Singudon Detpetsithong.

The 21-year-old connected with kicks and teeps that forced Singudon to take a step back and restrategize every time he advanced behind his hands in the early going. 

The Detpetsithong affiliate was aggressive, and he shot in again and again. But Petchuanchom found ways past his foe’s straights and crosses to counter and add knees to his impressive kicking game.

The Chor Hapayak athlete brought the same strategy into the final round. And though Singudon kept him on his toes right to the end, two of the three judges at ringside favored Petchuanchom for the win, and he moved his record to 51-8-2 via split decision.

Third-Round Drop Earns Rolex Win Over Sitrak

A late knockdown from Rolex Wor Panyawai helped him grasp a debut victory against Sitrak Por Paidang.  

The pair went back and forth with punches and kicks in round one of their 113-pound catchweight Muay Thai clash, but Sitrak really turned up the heat in the second frame.  

The Por Paidang athlete hacked away with heavy elbows that gave his compatriot a crimson mask.

Full of confidence, Sitrak came at Rolex again in round three but ran onto a crunching left hook that left him lying on the canvas. 

Buoyed by this, the Wor Panyawai representative turned up the pressure with his hands until the end of the match. That late push proved enough for the judges to hand Rolex the unanimous decision win, moving his slate to 31-7-2. 

Yod-IQ Earns First-Round KO In Rematch With Tifiyev

Yod-IQ Or Pimolsri ensured the judges weren’t needed when he ran it back with Mavlud Tifiyev in 149.8-pound catchweight Muay Thai action.

The Thai striker took some looping left hooks from his Uzbekistani foe early on, but they only served to wake him up. 

After finding gear, Yod-IQ sprang to life and forced Tifiyev against the ropes, where he landed a barrage of body strikes that sent his man to the mat for good at 1:58 of round one.

The PK Saenchai Muaythaigym standout improved to 5-1 in ONE with the win and 120-36-15 overall.

Khunsuek Cruises Past Thway Thit Win Hlaing To Score Debut Win

Khunsuek Superbon Training Camp couldn’t have wished for a better way to kickstart his ONE Championship tenure in his dominant three-round showing against Thway Thit Win Hlaing.

The Thai star barely put a foot wrong throughout the 157-pound catchweight Muay Thai contest, dropping his foe twice inside the opening stanza with a picture-perfect left switch kick to the head and a flying knee.

Khunsuek carried his onslaught into the later rounds, and though he couldn’t find a way to finish the Thway Thit Win Hlaing, his elbows, kicks, and fists landed with venom until the final bell.

In the end, all three judges handed the Superbon Training Camp athlete the unanimous decision, moving his overall record to 99-10-2.

Seksan Outlasts Shahmarzade In Three-Round War

Seksan Fairtex’s heart saw him turn the tables on Amil “The Problem” Shahmarzade in their flyweight Muay Thai war. 

Shahmarzade had the Thai in trouble in round one, blasting him with volleys of punches, elbows, and knees from every angle. 

“The Problem” employed the same tactic in round two, but Seksan slowed him down with thudding low kicks that visibly hurt the Azerbaijani athlete. 

Despite the pain, Shahmarzade never stopped attacking, though the Fairtex Training Center standout continued to dismantle him with low kicks and punches to the head and body in round three. 

It looked close, but all three judges sided with Seksan in the end, and he extended his record to 53-22-3 via unanimous decision. 

Aoqi’s Pressure Wilts Shibata In Second Round

Miao Aoqi’s ONE Championship tenure couldn’t have got off to a better start, as he made short work of Shingo Shibata in bantamweight Muay Thai action.

The Chinese phenom came out fast and landed heavy to brutalize Shibata’s body before battering him in the head to set the tone in the first three minutes. 

Having found his range, Aoqi sent the Japanese star down in the opening seconds of round two to take control.

The finish was there for the taking, and the Liu Xiangming Fight Club standout used short strikes and hooks to earn two more knockdowns, with the second coming at the 1:21 mark of the second frame. 

With the TKO win, Aoqi moved to 17-4 in his career.

Antonov’s Elbows Finish Kukaev In Round One

In a 161-pound catchweight MMA action, Evgenii Antonov extended his perfect slate by battling through an intense grappling clinic from Islam “Cannibal” Kukaev to score a first-round TKO win.

Kukaev chained together one submission attempt after another, looking to finish his Austrian foe quickly on the canvas. But Antonov found a way out of each and pulled himself back into the contest with crisp striking.

Finding himself on the end of dangerous punches and knees, “Cannibal” up the ante and shot in with more determination to take his opposite man down.

Unfortunately, Antonov flipped the script and landed him in mount. From there, he uncorked a bucketload of elbows that forced referee Herb Dean to wave off the tie at 4:50 of round one.

With the win, Antonov moved to 4-0 in his career and announced himself in ONE Championship in style.

Dongak Earns TKO Over Masuda In Opening Frame

It didn’t last long, but Torepchi Dongak and Hiroto Masuda crammed a lot of action into their strawweight MMA curtain-jerker. 

Masuda started well behind his jab and secured a takedown, but his Russian foe reversed position to get on top before they resumed proceedings on the feet. 

The pair went back and forth with both grappling and striking exchanges throughout the rest of the opening frame, but Dongak eventually started to find a home with his heavy knees and punches.  

The 24-year-old pressed forward in the final minute and hurt Masuda with a right hand before pummeling him with ground-and-pound to pick up his second ONE Championship win at 4:39 of round one. 

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