Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Andy Souwer rematch in 11 years
Yodsanklai Fairtex is scheduled for his next bout on March 31 in Tokyo. Going through the ropes in The Land of the Rising Sun, the King of Muay Thai faces Dutch kickboxing star Andy Souwer. The pair battles it out on the ONE Championship fight card billed as “A New Era”.
Furthermore the contest is their second encounter. The pair first met in March 2008 in The Netherlands, where the representative of the country-host took the win by extra round decision.
Their second bout has been announced in terms of ONE Super Series. The welterweight contest is scheduled for three rounds.
Yodsanklai Fairtex is fresh of the win against Luis Regis which he scored by knockout in the first round earlier this month. The Contender Asia (2008) winner is riding a 30-fight win streak since May 2012.
Andy Souwer lost two of his previous bouts against Anthony Njokuani and Tayfun Ozcan. Before that he won four fights in a row. Nevertheless the resume of “The Destroyer”, who has twice won K-1 World MAX Grand Prix, includes the wins against Buakaw Banchamek, Mike Zambidis, Albert Kraus, among others.
ONE: A New Year features three title fights. In addition, the event marks the debut of former UFC Champions Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.
Other bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current lineup can be found below.
ONE Championship: A New Era
Xiong Jing vs. Angela Lee
Aung La N Sang vs. Ken Hasegawa
Eduard Folayang vs. Shinya Aoki
Eddie Alvarez vs. Timofey Nastyukhin
Demetrious Johnson vs. Yuya Wakamatsu
Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Andy Souwer