Yodsanklai Fairtex KO’s Luis Regis in ONE Muay Thai round


ONE Championship

Yodsanklai Fairtex made his second ONE Championship appearance last night (Dec. 7) in Kuala Lumpur. Famed Muay Thai fighter faced Australian Luis Regis in the headliner of the final event for the year, billed as “Destiny of Champions”.

The scheduled for three rounds Muay Thai fight in MMA gloves ended prior the final bell. Yodsanklai came out of the gates aggressively, pressuring Regis against the cage fence, reads the event recap sent out by the promotion. A one-two combination hurt Regis, followed by three unanswered uppercuts on the inside that dropped the Australian. Regis was out before he hit the canvas and Yodsanklai Fairtex was awarded the scintillating knockout.

In the co-main event of the evening, Kiamrian Abbasov of Kyrgyzstan made quick work of hometown favorite Agilan Thani of Malaysia, finishing his opponent midway through the very first round. At the sound of the opening bell, Abbasov immediately went for a body lock on Thani, taking matters to the ground. Every time Thani would try to get back up to his feet, Abbasov chained his takedowns together to bring it back to the mat. Capitalizing on an opening, Abbasov took Thani’s back and latched onto a rear naked choke to end the night early.

In a spirited clash between two top contenders at ONE women’s atomweight, Malaysia’s Jihin Radzuan put together a well-rounded performance, dominating opponent Jenny Huang of Chinese Taipei over three rounds. Radzuan connected on various combinations on the feet all throughout the bout, and when the action hit the canvas, Radzuan showed great grappling defense and even attacked with a few submission attempts of her own. Although Huang would remain dangerous off her back, consistently threatening with submissions, Radzuan proved elusive and crafty enough to defend against the majority. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Radzuan to win by unanimous decision.

In a ONE Super Series Muay Thai clash, featherweight Petchmorrakot Petchyindee Academy emerged victorious, defeating English warrior Liam Harrison by way of knockout. After a spirited first round of action that saw both men land significant strikes, Petchmorrakot ended matters abruptly in the second frame. Known for his sharp elbow shots, Petchmorrakot landed an elbow right on the button and Harrison was unable to recover.

The complete fight results from ONE Destiny of Champions can be found below.

ONE Destiny of Champions results

Yodsanklai Fairtex def. Luis Regis by KO (R1 at 2:08)
Kiamrian Abbasov def. Agilan Thani by submission (RNC, R1 at 2:35)
Jihin Radzuan def. Jenny Huang by unanimous decision
Petchmorrakot Petchyindee Academy def. Liam Harrison by KO (R2 at 1:15)
Vitaly Bigdash def. Yuki Niimura by submission (Reverse Triangle Armbar, R1 at 4:25)
Yosuke Saruta def. Alex Silva by unanimous decision
Panpayak Jitmuangnon def. Rui Botelho by unanimous decision
Mohammed Bin Mahmoud def. Stergos Mikkios by KO (R1 at 2:20)
Mei Yamaguchi def. Jomary Torres by unanimous decision
Chan Rothana def. Abro Fernandes by TKO (Strikes, R2 at 4:06)
Sovannahry Em def. Iryna Kyselova by TKO (Strikes, R1 at 1:21)