Japanese striking ace Kohei “Momotaro” Kodera registered the biggest win of his professional career and etched his name in history on Friday, 6 September.
In the process, he earned the fastest knockout in ONE Super Series history and announced himself as the latest contender for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title.
⏱ 41 SECONDS ⏱Momotaro records the FASTEST KNOCKOUT in ONE Super Series history with a ferocious finish of Muay Thai World Champion Singtongnoi!????: Check local listings for global broadcast details????: Watch on the ONE Super App ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp????: Shop Official Merchandise ???? http://bit.ly/ONECShop
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, September 6, 2019
The pair traded kicks in the opening seconds of the ONE Super Series Muay Thai flyweight contest, but “Momotaro” — a WBC Muay Thai International Champion — quickly settled down and worked from behind his karate-based kicks.
Instead of striking from range, the Japanese athlete surprised Singtongnoi by stepping in and connecting with a stunning strike.
He unloaded a perfectly-timed spinning back fist, which rocked the Lumpinee Stadium and WMC Muay Thai World Champion.
Sensing the finish was near, “Momotaro” immediately closed the distance and unleashed a barrage of punches, short elbows, and knees from the clinch.
The Tokyo native followed up with a pair of left hooks and a powerful right, which sent the 39-year-old legend crashing to the canvas.
Singtongnoi attempted to recover, but the veteran stumbled backward to the ropes. Referee Olivier Coste quickly realized the Evolve representative was unable to continue and promptly waved off the bout.
It took “Momotaro” just 41 seconds to register the fastest knockout in ONE Super Series history.
This record-setting performance earned the Japanese star his 28th career win and catapulted him into the upper echelon of the flyweight division.