[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Portugal: Superlek Kiatmoo9, Rui Botelho fight at ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ in Bangkok

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Thailand and Portugal were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.

Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. The fourth bout of the evening was between Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, of Thailand and Rui Botelho, 24, of Mafra, Lisbon, Portugal.

While Superlek was one of the six hometown fighters at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Botelho solely represented Portugal. Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Representing Dinamite Team, Botelho started his Muay Thai training when he was 16 years old and went on to become a WKA European Champion. He lost to Yukinori Ogasawara, 26, of Japan at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” on June 23, 2018 and Panpayak “The Angel Warrior” Jitmuangnon, 22, of Prakhon Chai, Buriram, Thailand at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” on December 7, 2018.

On March 8, 2019, Botelho defeated Yuta Watanabe, 28, of Japan at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” “ONE: Warriors of Light” marked the Portuguese fighter’s fourth ONE Super Series outing.

Red Corner

Training out of the famed Kiatmoo9 Gym, Superlek is a two-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion. He also held one World Boxing Council world title and a Nai Khanom Tom Sports Association title.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Superlek’s second ONE Super Series outing. When he made his debut in the league on February 16, 2019 at “ONE: Clash of Legends,” he defeated Lao Chetra, 19, of Cambodia.

Fight Result

Superlek and Botelho competed in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.

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

Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Superlek to 122 wins, 28 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Botelho now has 18 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” Main Events

Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The Thai contender won via technical decision after an accidental groin attack in the fourth round.

Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.

The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured NongO, Petchdam and Superlek along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here:

[PHOTOS] ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ open workout: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, Superlek Kiatmoo9, Pongsiri Mitsatit

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ONE Championship held the official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on April 25, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Gracing the stage were ONE Championship athletes who demonstrated their various skills to select media in attendance.

Showcasing their many talents was ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, who performed alongside fellow Thai superstars Petchdam Petchyindee AcademyRodtang “The Iron Man” JitmuangnonSingtongnoi Por TelakunSuperlek Kiatmoo9, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit.

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion, stated: “This event proves that Muay Thai is one of the best martial arts in the world. It gives us a chance to showcase our discipline through our hard work. Representing Thailand on the global stage is a huge honor for me. I know my opponent trained very hard and is motivated to share the stage with me. But every day I get better and better and I continue to improve as a fighter. I plan to show all of my improvements and come into this fight with my best. I will leave the stadium in front of my hometown fans with the title around my waist and still champion.”

Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, ONE Athlete, stated: “It is an honor to compete for the first ever ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title. This is a big opportunity for me to prove that I am the best in the world in what I do. All of my efforts and the trials in my career have led up to this point and I am ready to seize the moment. I’ve had a tremendous training camp and I feel I am in the best shape of my life. Competing in Thailand, in front of my friends and family, I know it will give me added strength.”

Rodtang Jitmuangnon, ONE Athlete, stated: “I have enjoyed my time so far in ONE Championship. I feel it is a great arena to face the best fighters in the world. Sok Thy is a tough opponent, and if I can defeat him I think I am very close to a World Title shot. This is what I love to do, this is my life. I am so proud to represent my country and I promise to continue working hard to bring glory to Thailand.”

Pongsiri Mitsatit, ONE Athlete, stated: “Performing here today alongside these legends of Muay Thai, it is an absolute honor for me. Just standing here, it gives me great pride and joy. I am truly humbled to be in the presence of these amazing athletes. I know I also carry the pride of Thailand into the Circle, and I am prepared to do my absolute best to get the victory. I cannot wait to go in there and show off the fruits of hard training.”

Singtongnoi Por Telakun, ONE Athlete, stated: “After all that I have been through in my career and in my life, I feel very fortunate to this day to continue to do what I love. Muay Thai is my passion, and to be able to practice it is such a blessing. I want to inspire people to keep fighting, no matter the odds, or whatever problems they may be facing. We just have to keep on fighting. This warrior spirit I will showcase in front of my people. I am completely focused on giving the best performance I can give.”

Superlek Kiatmoo9, ONE Athlete, stated: “Competing in ONE Super Series is an honor. To display my talents and skills in front of millions of people around the world, I don’t think there is a better stage for martial arts. I want to thank ONE Championship for giving me this opportunity. I know fans of martial arts will be tuning in to watch this show, so there is a lot of pressure to win. I plan to go out there and do what I do best.”

Here is a clip from the “ONE: Warriors of Light” open workout:

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[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Cambodia: Superlek Kiatmoo9, Lao Chetra fight at ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ in Bangkok

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Thailand and Cambodia were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” It was the first ONE Championship event in 2019 to be held in Thailand.

Featuring five Muay Thai contests and seven mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Clash of Legends” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on February 16, 2019. In the fifth bout of the evening, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, of Thailand faced Lao Chetra, 19, of Cambodia.

Superlek Kiatmoo9 was one of the seven hometown heroes who competed at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” Lao was one of the two fighters who represented Cambodia.

Blue Corner

Having the chance to hold the prestigious Bayon Stadium Title, Lao has become one of Cambodia’s top Kun Khmer athletes. He holds a record of 120 wins, 21 losses and 5 draws in the Cambodian martial art.

“ONE: Clash of Legends” marked Lao’s ONE Super Series debut. He is training out of Cambodian Top Team in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Red Corner

Born in Prakhon Chai, Buriram, Thailand, Superlek is training out of the famed Kiatmoo9 Gym. He is a two-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion.

Moreover, Superlek held one World Boxing Council world title and a Nai Khanom Tom Sports Association title, which he won at the world’s first ever Muay Thai Expo in Buriram. He made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Clash of Legends.”

Fight Result

Superlek and Lao competed in an Muay Thai bout in the flyweight 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 Superlek, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

“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.

China, France, 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.

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[PHOTOS] ‘ONE: Clash of Legends’ workout: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Shannon Wiratchai, Rika Ishige

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ONE Championship held the “ONE: Clash of Legends” open workout on January 28, 2019 at the P.K. Saenchai Muay Thai Gym in Bangkok, Thailand. In attendance were the promotion’s Thai athletes namely Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, 32, Chamuaktong Fightermuaythai, 30, Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai, 30, Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige, 29, Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 28, and Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23.

Featuring four Muay Thai bouts on the ONE Super Series card and eight mixed martial arts matches, “ONE: Clash of Legends” will take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on February 16, 2019. A total of 13 countries will be represented namely Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In the main event of the evening, Nong-o will face Han Zi Hao, 23, of China. The winner will be the inaugural ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight World Champion.

“I am thankful that ONE Championship has given me this opportunity and getting the chance to do it in front of my Thai fans is amazing,” Nong-o stated during the “ONE: Clash of Legends” open workout. “ONE Championship is a global event so I am proud to represent Thailand and show the world the beautiful art of Muay Thai.”

Co-headlining “ONE: Clash of Legends” are Kongsak and Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 24, of Russia. They will compete in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division.

Both Kongsak and Superlek are making their ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Clash of Legends.” In the fifth bout of the evening, the latter will face Lao Chetra, 19, of Cambodia in a Muay Thai bout in the flyweight division.

Representing Thailand, “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 29, is also on the “ONE: Clash of Legends” card. In the seventh bout of the evening, he will face Samy “AK47” Sana, 30, of France in a Muay Thai bout in the featherweight division.

Ticket information for ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS is available at www.onefc.com.

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