Yodphupa Ends Skid Against Sen, Chartpayak Scores Blistering First-Round KO At ONE Friday Fights 63

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On Friday, May 17, ONE Championship touched down at the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, once again for a fight card loaded with intriguing matchups and world-class talent.

ONE Friday Fights 63 featured 11 top-tier martial arts contests, and the global fanbase witnessed highlight-reel finishes and three-round scraps across the card.

In case you missed any of the action, here’s how the world’s largest martial arts organization’s latest weekly spectacle went down inside the Mecca of Muay Thai live in Asia primetime.

Yodphupa Dazzles To Secure Majority Decision Win Over Sen

Yodphupa Wimanair entered this bantamweight Muay Thai fixture with his back against the wall. But he fought like a warrior full of confidence against a game Soner “Golden Boy” Sen.

The Thai star did damage inside the pocket with crisp punches and body kicks while Sen worked effectively with teasing kicks from outside in the opening three minutes.

As the match progressed, Yodphupa grew in confidence, and it showed when he sent his Turkish down off a left hook-straight right combo in the dying seconds of round two.

The Payakphudin star stuck to a similar offense in the final round and tagged a visibly frustrated Sen with loaded fists and body kicks, which helped him bag the majority decision win in the end.

The victory brought an end to Yodphupa’s three-match slump and improved his resume to 65-12.

Sanpet Storms Through Nuengubon For Second-Round KO

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Sanpet Sor Salacheep earned the first finish of his ONE tenure when he met Nuengubon Wankhongohm MBK in the evening’s 130-pound catchweight Muay Thai co-main event. 

Standing across from his taller foe, the 24-year-old knew he’d have to work on the inside. Once he got there, Sanpet refused to let up, and he put Nuengubon on wobbly legs at the end of the first frame.

The Sor Salacheep star had his range figured out by round two. From there, it felt like it was only a matter of time before the finish came.

Nuengubon took as much as he could as the stanza progressed, but he finally succumbed to a huge outpour of strikes from his foe at the 2:14 mark.

With the KO win, Sanpet moved to 87-30-7 overall and 2-0 in ONE.

Chatpichit Overcomes Sagaengarm In Entertaining Battle

Chatpichit SorSorToipadriew defeated Sagaengarm Jitmuangnon in a frenetic 113-pound catchweight Muay Thai war that somehow managed to go the distance.  

Sagaengarm was the aggressor from the get-go, and he swarmed his foe with heavy punches in round one. But Chatpichit stayed calm and countered with hard punches and elbows, including a fading left hook that sent the Jitmuangnon man to the canvas.  

The bout continued in this manner, with Sagaengarm forcing the exchanges, and his rival replying with venom – much to the Lumpinee crowd’s delight.  

Who was on to take the win was up in the air in the final frame, but Chatpichit secured a clear path to a unanimous decision win with a perfectly timed right elbow that earned him a second knockdown. 

With the victory, the SorSorToipadriew man pushed his record to 58-15-5. 

Pansak Impresses In Three-Round Scrap With Pornsanae

Pansak Wor Wantawee secured his first promotional win against game debutant Pornsanae Sor Phumipat in their 127-pound catchweight Muay Thai meeting.

The 24-year-old kept the pressure on his Sor Phumipat rival behind punches and elbows for most of the opening round, and he blended in his kicking game to pair with his speedy hands as the match progressed.

Pornsanae refused to raise the white flag, though, and he threatened to turn things around in the final round with solid knees and elbows in the clinch.

His valiant efforts were noteworthy, but they fell short to Pansak’s furious attacks. All three judges gave the Wor Wantawee man the nod in the end, handing him his 43rd career victory.

Patakake Crushes Tuangsap With Huge Elbow KO

Patakake Sinbimuaythai showed the world he belongs in ONE Championship with a huge second-round knockout win over Tuangsap Sor Salacheep in their 128-pound catchweight Muay Thai meeting.

The 26-year-old went to work early on, and he stamped his authority on the bout with low kicks and high looping punches.

Following three minutes on defense, Tuangsap finally decided to put his foot on the gas. But just as he was finding success, Patakake stepped inside and landed an earth-shattering elbow that sent his Thai compatriot to the canvas for good at 1:11 of round two.

The KO win stood as the Sinbi Muaythai man’s 44th professional win. 

Chartpayak Flatlines Mowgli In Round One

Chartpayak Saksatoon blitzed Mowgli Chor Ajalaboon in the first round of their 126-pound catchweight Muay Thai encounter. 

The Kiatpet athlete launched his hands at Mowgli from the opening bell and constantly drove his foe back to let rip with heavy punches.  

Though his aggressive game plan meant he had to eat some counters, Chartpayak was rewarded when he pushed his compatriot to the ropes and unleashed a furious volley of punches to the head and body. 

With that combination in the bag, the 25-year-old had one more gift for Mowgli. He unleashed a concussive left hook that shut his opposite man’s light out at 2:04 of the opening frame.

The win pushed Chartpayak’s record to 63-15. 

Rak Cruises To Victory Over Leite Silva

Rak Erawan and Nicolas Leite Silva left it all in the ring in their 117.4-pound catchweight Muay Thai duel, and the former walked away with his hand raised after three entertaining rounds of action.

The Erawan upstart utilized every part of his arsenal to score big points at the expense of his Brazilian opponent, and he even gained an early knockdown off a dizzying four-piece combo.

Though Leite Silva held his own and found a home for his dangerous left numerous times, Erawan’s elbows, punches, and kicks pushed him into the lead on the scorecards.

In the end, all three judges at ringside handed Rak the unanimous decision win, securing him his fourth victory on ONE Friday Fights and improving his overall resume to 75-11.

Sulaiman Showcases Striking Superiority Against Sato

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Sulaiman Looksuan displayed his surgical striking prowess to return to the winners’ column in his flyweight Muay Thai encounter with Tomoki Sato.

The Myanmar mauler quickly took control, setting the tone with brutal leg kicks that created welts on Sato’s legs. From there, he continued to time his entries well and land a string of elbows and looping punches.

His Japanese foe attempted to fight back in the second round, but Sulaiman’s heavy leg kicks in the opening frame were paying dividends, and he continued to pour pressure on a sore Sato.

By the time the third round arrived, Sulaiman was oozing confidence. His combinations landed flush over and over, and he earned the unanimous decision as a result, pushing his overall slate 17-6.

Ayumu Drops Vitez Twice En Route To Exciting Decision Victory

Kimura Ayumu took a unanimous decision win back to Japan after an incredible three-round war with Silviu “Hitman” Vitez

Their flyweight Muay Thai bout started at a high pace, with Ayumu stinging his foe with hard jabs and kicks while his Romanian foe waded in with hooks.  

The Japanese star upped the intensity in round two and dropped Vitez twice with accurate right hands. But “Hitman” wouldn’t quit, and he charged back with cutting elbows.  

Both men wore the scars of battle as they traded in the final stanza. Vitez pushed hard to get in front, but Ayumu stayed composed, and he was handed a debut win from all three judges in the end. 

Thom Finishes Kondo In One Round To Score Debut Win

Gregor Thom got his campaign on the global stage off to a flyer as he finished Taku Kondo inside the opening round of their 136-pound catchweight Muay Thai bout.

The Scots floored Kondo with a left elbow just under a minute into the contest, and he slammed him for a second knockdown just seconds after the restart.

From there, it was all about finding the final flourish, and Thom did just that with an uppercut-elbow combination to take home the win at 2:08 of the first frame.

With the victory, the 24-year-old improved his record to 13-2-1.

Cooke Earns Stoppage Win In Fast And Furious Debut

David “DC” Cooke and Kohei Takegami’s featherweight MMA clash opened the show in blistering fashion. 

Cooke took the initiative early and went on the front foot with heavy punches, but his Japanese rival obliged him by returning fire, resulting in the pair trading toe-to-toe while testing each other’s chins.  

However, it was the English slugger who landed the cleaner shots. He wobbled Takegami with a left hook to the jaw then sent him to the canvas with a similar shot. 

It was all Cooke from there, and he sealed the deal with ground-and-pound at the 1:27 mark of round one round, earning a debut win in emphatic style. 

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