Yodsanklai vs Luis Regis headlines ONE Championship Kuala Lumpur
Yodsanklai Fairtex (l) in his Super Series debut in May 2018 / Pic: ONE Championship

Destiny of Champions: Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Luis Regis

Muay Thai star Yodsanklai Fairtex is back in the ring on December 7 in Kuala Lumpur. Making his second appearance at ONE Championship “The Boxing Computer” takes on Australian Luis Regis. The pair battles out in the main event of “Destiny of Champions”.

FIGHTMAG initially reported the bout late October. The promotion formally announced the contest, as well as seven other matchups featured on the card, Wednesday.

“Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex is one of the most popular and accomplished strikers in the world. Born in Northeast Thailand, Yodsanklai won close to 200 professional bouts against many fellow Muay Thai legends. 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. The lure of testing his skills amongst the world’s best strikers in ONE Super Series has drawn him to ONE Championship, and he now finds himself competing on the toughest proving ground of martial arts competition. The legendary warrior now looks to continue his dominance in the ONE Championship arena. He returns to action against Luis Regis,” reads the announcement.

“Luis Regis 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. Over the course of his professional career, Regis has captured multiple Muay Thai titles including the IKBF Commonwealth Championship, Australian Championship, IKBF East Coast Championship, and the NSW Championship, among others. Regis is highly-technical in his approach, often emphasizing sound striking techniques to enhance his power. He also constantly travels between Australia and Thailand, sharpening his skills in his continuous learning journey. He now joins ONE Super Series and will take on the legendary Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex in his promotional debut.”

ONE Destiny of Champions takes place at The Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 7 featuring a series of Muay Thai, MMA and kickboxing bouts. A current lineup can be found below.

ONE Destiny of Champions fight card

Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Luis Regis (Muay Thai)
Agilan Thani vs. Kiamrian Abbasov (MMA)
Daichi Takenaka vs. Kevin Chung (MMA)
Gianni Subba vs. Ma Hao Bin (MMA)
Mei Yamaguchi vs. Jomary Torres (MMA)
Jihin Radzuan vs. Jenny Huang (MMA)
Savannah Em vs. Iryna Kyselova (MMA)
Mohammed Mahmoud vs. Stergos Mikkios (Kickboxing)