Jo Nattawut: I can beat Giorgio Petrosyan

Jo Nattawut (© ONE Championship)
Jo Nattawut (© ONE Championship)

“Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 29, was one of the Thai martial artists who attended the official “ONE: Dreams of Gold” open workout on July 25, 2019. It took place at the Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

Including Nattawut, six fighters will represent Thailand at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” The others are ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 21, Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy, 25, Lerdsila Phuket Top Team, 38, Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 21, and ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 21.

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ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Dreams of Gold” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on August 16, 2019. One of the ONE Super Series bouts on the card is a ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix semi-final bout between Nattawut and Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, 33, of Italy.

“This August, I’m going to shock the world once again and I’m going to take down this giant,” Nattawut said. “I have my eye on the prize, and I’m going to do everything I can to beat Petrosyan and reach the tournament finals.”

It will be a rematch between Petrosyan and Nattawut. The Thai kickboxer lost to his Armenian-Italian rival during their first ONE Super Series encounter.

“I know my opponent is a legend in this sport and I’ve already lost to him before but I’ve made some key changes to my training and overall style,” Nattawut shated,” “I’m not the same fighter I was a year ago when we first met. I’m stronger and faster now and more well-prepared for our second meeting.”

Here is a clip from the “ONE: Dreams of Gold” open workout at the Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel:

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[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Ukraine: Jo Nattawut, Sasha Moisa fight at ‘ONE: Enter the Dragon’ in Singapore

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Thailand and Ukraine were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on May 17, 2019. ONE Championship held the combat sports event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and six ONE Super Series contests, which were six kickboxing bouts, “ONE: Enter the Dragon” was the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2019 that took place in Singapore. The eighth bout was between “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 29, of Nakhon Ratchasima, Isan, Thailand and Sasha Moisa, 24, of Odessa, Ukraine.

Nattawut was one of the four representatives of Thailand at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” while Moisa solely represented Ukraine. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey were also represented.

Blue Corner

Representing Behzad Warrior Academy, Moisa made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” He was 13 years old when he started his training in judo.

In 2016, Moisa moved to Thailand to pursue a career as a Muay Thai fighter. He went on to become a WMC Muay Thai World Champion.

Red Corner

Nattawut was 10 years old when he started his Muay Thai training and went on to become a two-division Lion Fight World Champion and a WMC Muay Thai World Champion. Originally from Isan, Thailand, he moved to the U.S. in 2013.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Nattawut’s fifth ONE Super Series bout. He is training out of Bangkok Boxing Fitness in Atlanta, Georgina, USA.

Fight Result

The bout between Nattawut and Moisa was one of the four quarter-final bouts in the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee.

Dolaptsis put a stop to the kickboxing contest after 1 minute and 24 seconds in the third round. Nattawut knocked out Moisa.

Winning at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” improved the professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of Nattawut to 70 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Moisa now has 39 wins and 8 losses.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” Main Events

Both fighting out of the Netherlands, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, and Regian “The Immortal” Eersel, 25, competed for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The latter won the title via unanimous decision.

Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Championship: Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan in the main event. The Singaporean challenger dethroned the Japanese defending champion via technical knockout.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Thailand vs France: Jo Nattawut, Samy Sana fight at ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ in Bangkok

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Thailand and France were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” It will be the first ONE Championship event to take place in Thailand in 2019.

Featuring five Muay Thai contests and seven mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Clash of Legends” will take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on February 16, 2019. In the seventh bout of the evening, “Smokin'” Jo Nattawut, 29, of Thailand faced Samy “AK47” Sana, 30, of France.

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Sana was born and raised in Paris, France and is of Algerian descent. He was 12 years old when he started his Muay Thai training and he eventually became a three-time Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” marked Sana’s third ONE Super Series bout. After losing to Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy, 25, of Thailand at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on June 29, 2018, the French-Algerian fighter defeated Armen Petrosyan, 32, of Italy at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 23, 2018.

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Hailing from Nakhon Ratchasima, Isan, Thailand, Nattawut has been training in Muay Thai since he was 10 years old and went on to become a two-division Lion Fight World Champion and World Muaythai Council Muay Thai World Champion. He is representing Bangkok Boxing.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” marked Nattawut’s fourth ONE Super Series bout. After losing to Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, 32, of Italy at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on April 20, 2018, the Thai martial artist defeated Yohann Fairtex Drai, 26, of France at “ONE: Pursuit of Power” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 13, 2018 and George Mann, 19, of Scotland, United Kingdom at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018.

Fight Result

Nattawut and Sana competed in a Muay Thai bout in the featherweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Nattawut, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Clash of Legends” improved Nattawut’s professional record to 69 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Sana now has 87 wins and 4 losses.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 28, of Thailand faced Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov, 24, of Russia in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division. The Thai contender won via split decision.

In the main event, Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand and Han Zi Hao, 23, of China competed for the inaugural ONE Super Series Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.

Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” Check all the results here.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” full video

UK vs Thailand: George Mann, Jo Nattawut fight at ‘ONE: Heart of the Lion’ in Singapore

The United Kingdom and Thailand will be represented at “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” a ONE Championship event taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. In the seventh bout of the evening, George Mann, 19, of the United Kingdom will face “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 28, of Thailand.

“ONE: Heart of the Lion” will feature 14 matches, which include nine mixed martial arts bouts and five ONE Super Series contests. The striking contests include three Muay Thai fights, one kickboxing bout and one sanda contest.

One of the Muay Thai fights is between Mann and Nattawut. They will compete in the featherweight division.

Born in Scotland, Mann is currently based in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. He was only 7 years old during his first amateur fight and was 14 when during his first professional bout.

Mann has fought and trained in Thailand. He and Andrew Miller, 28, are two of the fighters representing the U.K. at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” and are making their respective ONE Championship debuts.

Nattawut is one of the five Thai fighters competing at “ONE: Heart of the Lion.” The other four are Muangthai P.K.Saenchai Muaythaigym, Yodlekpet T-Ded 99, Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy.

On July 13, 2018, Nattawut co-headlined “ONE: Pursuit of Power” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he knocked out Yohann Fairtex Drai, 26, of France in the first round in a ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight bout. At “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” Nattawut is competing in ONE Super Series for the third time.

In the co-main event of “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 30, of Singapore and Kazuki Tokudome, 31, of Tokyo, Japan will compete in an MMA match in a catch weight of 73 kg. In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil will defend his title against ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines.

The bantamweight title unification bout will be a rematch between Fernandes and Belingon. Here is the full “ONE: Heart of the Lion” fight card:

PRELIMINARY CARD

  1. MMA featherweight: Anthony Engelen (Netherlands) vs Meas Meul (Cambodia)
  2. MMA bantamweight: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
  3. MMA bantamweight: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
  4. ONE Super Series sanda featherweight: Shahzaib Rindh (Pakistan) vs Feng Lei (China)
  5. MMA lightweight: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
  6. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Panicos Yusuf (Cyprus) vs Muangthai P.K.Saenchai Muaythaigym (Thailand)
  7. ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight: George Mann (United Kingdom) vs Smokin’ Jo Nattawut (Thailand)

MAIN CARD

8. MMA featherweight: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)

9. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Andrew Miller (United Kingdom) vs Yodlekpet T-Ded 99 (Thailand)

10. MMA strawweight: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)

11. MMA strawweight: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)

12. ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight 71 kg: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)

Co-Main Event

13. MMA catchweight (73 kg): Christian Lee (Singapore) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)

Main Event

14. ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)

 

Cancelled Bouts:

  • Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
  • Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazil) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
  • ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship: Xiong Jing Nan (China) vs Angela Lee (Singapore)

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