Muay Thai ‘Deadly Star’ Sagetdao Victor in MMA Debut

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Sagetdao Petpayathai defeats Kelvin Ong at ONE: Warrior Kingdom on Saturday March 11 in Bangkok.

Thai fighter Sagetdao Petpayathai (162-62-1) is a renowned name in muaythai circuits. Fighting since 90’s he has collected both, the most prestigious, stadium titles in 2007 – Lumpinee Boxing Stadium and Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium. In 2009 “The Deadly Star” fought and defeated his first opponent who was not Thai, famed Englishman Liam Harrison. He since continued fighting his country-fellows as well as the first strings of international competitors. The list includes Saenchai, Kevin Ross, Andrei Kulebin, Victor Nagbe, among others.

The latest muaythai bout of Sagetdao was in November 2014. He faced a defeat against Tetsuya Yamato in Tokyo. Almost three years later “The Falling Star” made his return to the fighting action. Moreover, the 30-year-old fighter has tested himself in the octagon.

Fighting out of Evolve MMA Sagetdao Petpayathai (1-0) went up against Malaysian “Ice Man” Kelvin Ong (1-1) of Borneo Tribal Squad. The bout featured on the card at ONE: Warrior Kingdom at Impact Arena.

First, Thai fighter tagged his opponent out of Malaysia with the left hand. The latter then failed to take the fight to the ground. A series of knees in the clinch as well as a fury of left punches forced the referee Yuii Shimada to stop the contest. It was over all over at 2 minutes 20 seconds of the first round. As a result Sagetdao made a victorious debut in the Mixed Martial Arts earning the Round 1 TKO win.

“I am so proud to be here to show Muay Thai to all thai fans here,” Sagetdao said post-fight speaking in the center of the cage. “My goal is to be the champion, the world champion of ONE Championship.”

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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