[PHOTOS] Japan vs Thailand: Masahide Kudo, Petchdam Petchyindee Academy fight at ‘ONE: Call to Greatness’ in Singapore

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Japan and Thailand were among the 17 countries represented at “ONE: Call to Greatness.” It was the first ONE Championship event in 2019 to be held in Singapore.

Featuring six mixed martial arts matches, four kickboxing contests and one Muay Thai bout, “ONE: Call to Greatness” took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on February 22, 2019. In the sixth bout of the evening, Masahide “Crazy Rabbit” Kudo, 27, of Japan faced Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand, who was formerly known as Petchdam Gaiyanghadao.

Blue Corner

Petchdam is a World Boxing Council Muay Thai World Champion. “ONE: Call to Greatness” marked his third ONE Super Series bout.

When Petchdam made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Pursuit of Power” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 13, 2018, he knocked out  Josh “Timebomb” Tonna, 30, of Australia. On October 6, 2018, the Thai fighter knocked out Kenny “The Pitbull” Tse, 23, of Australia at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

Red Corner

Originally from Gunma Prefecture, Kantō, Japan, Kudo is training out of Shinjuku Lefty Gym in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. He is a RISE Featherweight Champion

“ONE: Call to Greatness” marked Kudo’s second ONE Super Series bout. In his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes,” he lost to Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, of Thailand.

Fight Result

Kudo and Petchdam competed in a kickboxing bout in the flyweight division at “ONE: Call to Greatness.” Oliver Coste served as the referee.

Petchdam turned in a tremendous striking performance. Operating behind his southpaw stance, he torched Kudo with his piston-like left roundhouse kicks right off the bat.

Coste put a stop to the contest after 35 seconds in the second round. Petchdam knocked out Kudo with a solid left straight.

Winning at “ONE: Call to Greatness” improved Petchdam’s professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record to 93 wins, 15 losses and 7 draws. On the other hand, Kudo now has 17 wins, 10 losses and 3 draws.

“ONE” Call to Greatness” Main Event

In the main event of the evening, Stamp Fairtex, 21, of Thailand and Janet Todd, 33 of the U.S. competed for the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship title. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.

Argentina, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Call to Greatness.” Check the complete results here.

Here are Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson giving a “ONE: Call to Greatness” recap:

Thailand’s Singtongnoi Por Telakun earns 2nd ONE Super Series win

Masahide Kudo, Atsushi Onari, Singtongnoi Por Telakun
Masahide Kudo, Atsushi Onari, Singtongnoi Por Telakun

On October 6, 2018, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand competed in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series for the second time. He was one of the seven Thai athletes who competed at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok.

“ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” featured eight ONE Super Series contests and six mix martial arts bouts. In the fifth bout of the evening, Singtongnoi competed in a kickboxing bout in the flyweight division against Masahide “Crazy Rabbit” Kudo, 27, of Japan.

After three three-minute rounds, the kickboxing flyweight bout between Singtongnoi and Kudo was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Atsushi Onari raised the hand of the Thai contender, who was the winner via unanimous decision.

The win at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” improved Singtongnoi’s record to 221 wins and 80 losses. On the other hand, Kudo currently holds a professional record of 17 wins, 8 losses and 3 draws.

In the co-main event of the evening, Stamp Fairtex, 20, of Pattaya, Thailand became the new ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion by dethroning Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei. The Thai challenger won via unanimous decision.

In the main event, reigning World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31, of Sisaket, Thailand and his challenger Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz, 28, of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico competed in 12 rounds of boxing. The Thai defending champion retained his title by winning via unanimous decision.

Watch the “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” livestreaming here: