Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai Extends Series Lead 2-0 With Decision Win Over Sangmanee PK.Saenchai
“Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai established a 2-0 lead over his rival “The Million Dollar Baby” Sangmanee PK.Saenchai in the ONE Friday Fights 2 main event this past Friday, January 27.
Kulabdam’s hard low kicks and concussive punches set him apart from his compatriot in their bantamweight Muay Thai rematch at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. But the PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym superstar pushed him to the limits and made him work for it.
The duo exchanged probing low kicks to start the opening stanza. Sangmanee took the initiative with his hands, scoring with a solid hook-cross, while “Left Meteorite” was content to stab in more hard kicks to the thigh.
“The Million Dollar Baby” found a home for his left elbow too, but this spurred Kulabdam into action with his destructive fists, as he drilled them into his foe’s head and body.
Sangmanee tried to assert his will early in the second round with a sharp jab-cross, but Kulabdam fired back with a rapid blitz of punches.
Both men again went blow-for-blow with low kicks, but soon, Sangmanee looked to mix things up by going to the body as well. The PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym man worked left elbows behind his jab, but there was always a retort from “Left Meteorite’s” concrete fists.
Kulabdam went back to his low kicks in round three, blasting his rival’s lead leg multiple times before there was any reply. Sangmanee looked to move in and out behind his jab, and he also initiated the clinch. But the 25-year-old struggled to get off any meaningful strikes when he tangled with his compatriot.
The most telling shot of the fight came late in the frame when Kulabdam caught “The Million Dollar Baby’s” kick and nailed him with a crunching left hand, with only the ropes stopping him from hitting the canvas.
When the final bell rang, there wasn’t much doubt that “Left Meteorite” had done enough to pick up his second win over Sangmanee.
The judges confirmed this with a unanimous decision in Kulabdam’s favor, pushing his record to 66-17-5 and putting his name back among the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title contenders.