Ennahachi’s Triumphant Return, Kongthoranee’s Epic Comeback Highlight ONE Friday Fights 6
ONE Friday Fights 6 delivered another spectacular night of action at the famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on February 24.
There were 11 bouts across the Muay Thai, kickboxing, and MMA divisions, and they delivered everything from incredible comebacks to jaw-dropping knockouts and relentless three-round wars.
Here’s the rundown of all the action from the iconic venue in Bangkok, Thailand.
Kongthoranee Shocks Gingsanglek With Show-Stopping Left Hook
Kongthoranee Sor Sommai produced a stunning comeback finish in his rubber match with Gingsanglek Tor Laksong to headline Friday’s show in memorable fashion.
The Thai rivals were even at 1-1 coming into the bout, but Gingsanglek’s powerful boxing and low kicks set him apart in round one.
The Tor Laksong athlete continued to pummel his foe in round two, dropping him with a blitz of punches. But when Gingsanglek stormed forward to finish the job, Kongthoranee fired off a thudding left hook that put his foe down and out at 1:02.
The Sor Sommai representative’s return from the brink earned him the knockout victoryand pushed his record to 61-14-1.
Khunharnlek Uses Strong Game Plan To Outstrike Petmanee
Khunharnlek Singha Mawynn earned a hard-fought unanimous decision win over Petmanee Sor Jaruwan in the penultimate bout of the evening.
The Thai superstar’s smooth footwork and crisp combinations allowed him to outpower his compatriot throughout their 141-pound catchweight Muay Thai battle.
Every time his foe moved forward, Khunharnlek threw one-two combinations and occasional uppercuts, although Petmanee absorbed them with an iron chin.
And when the two debutants ended up in the clinch, the Singha Mawynn representative racked up more damage with knees to the body and crunching elbows to the face.
The impressive victory improved the 24-year-old’s overall record to 41-18-2.
Khunsueklek Takes Split Decision Over Koko In Three-Round Thriller
Following three rounds of frenetic back-and-forth action, Khunsueklek Boomdeksean earned the nod from two of three judges to score a split-decision victory in an atomweight Muay Thai thriller.
The 17-year-old phenom faced an extremely difficult test in Koko Sor Sommai, but he narrowly passed it to win his second straight fight in ONE.
Khunsueklek moved 72-20-5 overall with the victory, while Koko fell to 80-19-2 in his own strong ONE debut.
Petsaenkom Tops Yodprabsuk Via Hard-Fought Decision
Petsaenkom Yaicheyseafood and Yodprabsuk Sor Ninthai’s 133-pound catchweight Muay Thai contest was a gritty clash of styles that was fought in the trenches for all three rounds.
Petsaenkom constantly punched his way into the clinch, where he drilled his foe with hard knees at every opportunity. Yodprabsuk did his best to fend off the taller man with his crunching right hands, but those strikes were too sporadic for him to take control of the bout.
With nine minutes in the books, the Yaicheyseafood representative’s strong clinching skills were the key factor, as he pushed his record to 61-14 with a unanimous decision victory.
Johan Puts Padetsuk To Sleep In 16 Seconds
That was all it took for 16-year-old debutant Johan Ghazali to knock out Padetsuk Fairtex in their flyweight Muay Thai duel in front of a raucous crowd.
Almost immediately, the Malaysian-American phenom caught his Thai rival with a left hook-right overhand combo. The second punch connected cleanly on the jaw, leaving the Fairtex Gym representative down and out on the canvas.
Ghazali’s highlight-reel finish improved his overall Muay Thai and kickboxing record to 20-6, and it emphatically announced his arrival in ONE.
Chokdee Earns Unanimous Decision Over Yoddoi
Making his debut in ONE Championship, Chokdee Maxjandee showed that he’s here to stay by picking up a unanimous decision victory over Yoddoi Kaewsamrit in a battle where both men had shining moments.
Chokdee stunned his fellow Thai in the opening round to provoke a big response from the crowd, although Yoddoi’s fast recovery ignited an even more exciting bout from that point onward.
The promotional newcomer suffered a stumble of his own in the second stanza at the hands of Yoddoi, but he regained his composure and cruised to a well-earned victory, improving to 51-15-5 in his career.
Former Flyweight Kickboxing King Ennahachi Registers Huge Finish In Bantamweight Debut
After relinquishing his ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title to move up a division last year, Ilias Ennahachi proved he’s just as dangerous in the bantamweight ranks.
Promotional newcomer Aliasghar Ghodratisaraskan gave as good as he got in a back-and-forth first frame, but Ennahachi’s power was the difference in round two.
The Dutch-Moroccan striker loaded up on a massive left hook that connected with his rival’s jaw to secure the KO finish, extending his overall record to 38-3.
Shumarov Starches Houli In One-Round Blitz
Bogdan Shumarov planned to make a statement in his ONE debut, and he did just that in a frightening lightweight kickboxing performance.
In the opening frame, the Bulgarian destroyer knocked down opponent Marwen Houli for an eight-count, before pressuring the tall Tunisian into the corner to land a fight-ending right hand at the 1:15 mark.
Shumarov moved to 16-2-1 with the victory.
Stewart-Ng Picks Up The Pace To Earn Decision Over Catindig-Stagg
Australian Brogan Stewart-Ng took a while to heat up in his bantamweight MMA battle against British athlete Riccardo Catindig-Stagg, but when he did, he looked like a force to be reckoned with.
Catindig-Stagg peppered the Australian with punches in round one, but Stewart-Ng took over the wrestling exchanges in rounds two and three, dropping heavy ground-and-pound to earn a unanimous decision victory.
With the win, the 33-year-old stayed unbeaten in ONE and marked himself out as one to watch in the bantamweight ranks.
Hercules Impresses Against Shibata
Hercules Wor Chakrawut and Shingo Shibata traded strike-for-strike in their bantamweight Muay Thai duel, but the 20-year-old Thai star eventually pulled away with a unanimous decision win after a nine-minute war.
The former Lumpinee Stadium and Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Champion mixed in various facets of his arsenal – delivering solid two-punch combinations to the face, straights to the midsection, and left head kicks that hit Shibata like a truck.
Shibata, to his credit, bounced in and out of range and landed several attacks of his own, but it wasn’t enough.
With the debut win, Hercules upped his professional record to 51-18-2 and got his ONE tenure off to a strong start.
Hansen Stops Kalaked In Card-Opening Slugfest
Australian Celeste Hansen opened ONE Friday Fights 6 with a bang, eventually finishing Thai opponent Kalaked Por Muangpetch to cap off their 118-pound catchweight Muay Thai firefight.
The two strikers put it all on the line over the course of the bout, but it was Hansen who landed the more devastating and crisp shots as the bout progressed.
By the third round, the 29-year-old’s uppercuts were too much for Kalaked to withstand, forcing the referee to halt the proceedings at 2:36.
The victory elevated her career record to 36-14-1.