[PHOTOS] Thailand vs France: Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, Samy Sana fight at ‘ONE: Enter the Dragon’ in Singapore

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Thailand and France 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 13th bout was between “The Boxing Compu” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, 33, of Thailand and Samy “AK47” Sana, 30, of France.

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

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Sana was 12 years old when he started his training in Muay Thai. He is of French and Algerian descent and was born in Paris, France on December 10, 1988.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Sana’s fourth ONE Super Series bout. He is training out of Phenix Muay Thai Paris and Venum Training Camp Thailand.

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Yodsanklai is training out of Fairtex Gym. Among the prestigious titles he holds are three Lumpinee Stadium World Championships, two Lion Fight World Championships, two WMC World Championships and a WBC World Title.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Yodsanklai’s fourth ONE Super Series bout. He defeated his first three opponents in the league namely Chris “The African Warrior” Ngimbi, 34, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luis “Soot Raeng Geert” Regis, 33, of Australia and Andy “Souwer Power” Souwer, 36, of the Netherlands.

Fight Result

The bout between Yodsanklai and Sana 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.

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

Winning at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” improved the professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of Sana to 134 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Yodsanklai now has 202 wins, 72 losses and 4 draws.

“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] Netherlands vs Thailand: Andy Souwer, Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex fight at ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo, Japan

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The Netherlands and Thailand were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. It was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in the country.

“ONE: A New Era” featured 11 mixed martial arts bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which include two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests. In the ninth bout of the evening, Andy “Souwer Power” Souwer, 36, of the Netherlands faced “The Hero” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, 33, of Thailand.

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Fairtex is multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion. Training out of Fairtex Gym, he made his ONE Super Series debut on May 18, 2018 at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore where he defeated Chris “The African Warrior” Ngimbi, 34, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

On December 7, 2018, Yodsanklai defeated Luis “Soot Raeng Geert” Regis, 33, of Australia at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “ONE: A New Era” marked the Thai fighter’s third ONE Super Series bout.

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Representing Team Souwer, Souwer made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2019. He lost to Anthony “The Assassin” Njokuani, 38, of Nigeria and the United States via split decision.

Souwer is a former K1 World Max Champion. “ONE: A New Era” marked his second ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

Souwer and Yodsanklai competed in a kickboxing contest at a catch weight of 72 kg. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

Onari put a stop to the contest after 51 seconds in the second round. Yodsanklai knocked out Souwer.

Winning at “ONE: A New Era” improved Yodsanklai 201’s  professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record to 202 wins, 71 losses and 4 draws. On the other hand, Souwer now has 179 wins, 20 losses and 1 draw.

“ONE: A New Era” Main Event 

In the main event, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, of the Philippines in a rematch.

[RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Australia, Brazil, China, Cyprus, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States were also represented at “ONE: A New Era.” Check all the official results on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, Rodtang Jitmuangnon lead open workout in Bangkok, Thailand ahead of ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo, Japan

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ONE Championship held an open workout at The Motif Boxing BKK Gym in Bangkok, Thailand on March, 1, 2019 featuring Muay Thai superstars Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex and Rodtang“Iron Man” Jitmuangnon. Both men are set to compete in separate bouts at “ONE: A New Era,” which will take place at the iconic Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019.

“I am honored and excited to be part of ONE Championship’s first-ever show in Tokyo, Japan, a country with a rich background and love for martial arts,” Yodsanklai stated. “More importantly, I have the opportunity to avenge a previous loss to Andy Souwer and I get to do it in front of the Japanese fans. I promise to deliver an exciting performance for everyone there.”

A multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion, Yodsanklai is one of the most popular and accomplished strikers in the world. Born in Northeast Thailand, he won close to 200 professional bouts against many fellow Muay Thai legends and in the process, he captured several prestigious titles, including three Lumpinee Stadium World Championships, two Lion Fight World Championships, two WMC World Championships and a WBC World Title.

What drew Yodsanklai to ONE Championship was the lure of testing his skills among the world’s best strikers in ONE Super Series and he now finds himself competing on the toughest proving ground of martial arts competition. Looking to continue his dominance in the ONE Championship arena, he returns to action against Dutch World Champion kickboxer Andy Souwer at “ONE: A New Era.”

Also one of the most recognizable names in the world of Muay Thai, Rodtang captured the Omnoi Stadium World Championship on two occasions. Known for his exciting Muay Mat style, which specializes in devastating strikes and always looks to charge forward to instantly inflict damage, he has beaten some of Thailand’s biggest Muay Thai superstars.

Rodtang eyes to inch himself closer to a possible ONE World Title shot following his two impressive performances on the ONE Super Series stage. At “ONE: A New Era,” he will test his mettle against two-time Muay Thai World Champion Hakim Hamech.

“To be able to compete in ONE Championship means a lot to me, and to be able to compete in their first-ever event in Japan is an absolute honor for me,” Rodtang stated. “To be able to compete in a world-class organization such as this, it is not something that every athlete can say. ONE Championship chose me to be part of their show in Japan.”

“It means a lot to me because they believe in my talent as an athlete,” Rodtang added. “I’m really happy to be in this position. I promise that I won’t disappoint the Japanese fans on March 31st.”

Meanwhile, here is Rodtang in one of his previous ONE Super Series bouts:

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[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Australia: Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, Luis Regis fight at ‘ONE: Destiny of Champions’ in Malaysia

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Thailand and Australia were were among the 16 countries represented at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” on December 7, 2018. The fight card featured seven mixed martial arts matches and four Muay Thai contests.

ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Destiny of Champions” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the main event of the evening, Yodsanklai “The Hero” IWE Fairtex, 33, of Thailand faced Luis “Soot Raeng Geert” Regis, 33, of Australia.

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Regis, who is of Brazilian descent, is one of the most prolific Muay Thai athletes and practitioners from Australia. He is not only a tough competitor but also responsible for guiding prospective Muay Thai athletes as a coach.

Among the Muay Thai titles captured by Regis over the course of his professional career are the IKBF Commonwealth Championship, Australian Championship, IKBF East Coast Championship and the NSW Championship. Highly technical in his approach, he often emphasizes sound striking techniques to enhance his power.

Training out of SRG Thai Boxing Gym, the Brazilian-Australian martial artist constantly travels between Australia and Thailand to sharpen his skills in his continuous learning journey. He was the only Australian athlete who competed at “ONE: Destiny of Champions,” which marked his ONE Super Series debut.

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A multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion, Yodsanklai is one of the most popular and accomplished strikers in the world. He won close to 200 professional bouts against many fellow Muay Thai legends and in the process, he captured several prestigious titles, including three Lumpinee Stadium World Championships, two Lion Fight World Championships, two WMC World Championships and a WBC World Title.

On May 18, 2018, Yodsanklai made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams.” In a kickboxing bout at a catch weight of 72.5 kg, he defeated Chris “The African Warrior” Ngimbi, 34, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo via unanimous decision.

“ONE: Destiny of Champions” marked Yodsanklai’s second ONE Super Series bout. He, Panpayak Jitmuangnon, 22, and Petchmorrakot Petchyindee Academy, 24, were the only three Thai fighters on the card.

Fight Result

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

Onari put a stop to the Muay Thai featherweight bout between Yodsanklai and Regis after 2 minutes and 8 seconds in the first round. The Thai fighter knocked out his Brazilian-Italian opponent, which marked the second win of the former in ONE Super Series.

Winning at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” improved Yodsanklai’s professional record to 201 wins, 71 losses and 4 draws. On the other hand, Regis now has 25 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw.

“ONE: Destiny of Champions” Co-Main Event

In the co-main event of the evening, Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 23, of Malaysia and Kiamrian Abbasov, 25, of Kyrgyzstan competed in an MMA match in the welterweight division. The Kyrgyzstani contender submitted his Malaysian opponent via rear-naked choke in the first round.

Brazil, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States were also represented at “ONE: Destiny of Champions.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

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