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Sangmanee’s Left Kicks Lock In The Win In Bangkok

Sangmanee “The Million Dollar Baby” Sathian MuayThai certainly looked like a million bucks in front of his home country crowd in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Thai was punishing and clinical in his dominant unanimous decision win over Kenta Yamada in their three-round ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight affair at ONE: A NEW TOMORROW on Friday, 10 January at the Impact Arena.

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Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, 10 January 2020

Competing in just his second ONE Super Series bout, the 22-year-old looked comfortable and confident as he picked his Japanese foe apart from start to finish.

The Sangnamee Sathian Muay Thai gym representative quickly made his intentions known in the first round as he stalked Yamada from the opening bell and punished his midsection with heavy left kicks. The E.S.G standout did block some of those kicks, but the damage on his body was showing.

It was the second round where “The Million Dollar Baby” was at his finest. A razor-quick left elbow from Sangmanee opened a cut on Yamada’s left eyelid, prompting the referee to call the ringside doctor to check the Japanese warrior’s damage.

Sangmanee Sathian MuayThai defeats Kenta Yamada at ONE A NEW TOMORROW

Yamada was able to continue, and the seven-time Muay Thai World Champion launched punishing left kicks at the 32-year-old’s body while the Japanese athlete tried to defend the cut on his left eye.

In round three the Thai superstar unloaded more thudding kicks into the midsection of his challenger. And while the WBC Muay Thai Japan Champion displayed grit and soaked up all the damage, there was not much he could do to match Sangmanee’s timing and power.

“The Million Dollar Baby” stormed his way to a clear-cut unanimous decision victory, bumping his record to an impressive 182-26-5 and proving he is a force in the ONE Super Series bantamweight division.

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