Muay Thai Saenchai defeats Cristian Faustino at Yokkao 36 Turin
Saenchai victorious over Cristian Faustino at Yokkao 36 in Turin, Italy / Pic: Facebook

Yokkao 36 results: Saenchai defeats Cristian Faustino

Famed fighter Saenchai started the season with the travel to Italy where he headlined Muay Thai event Yokkao 36. Going through the ropes this past Saturday (Jan. 26) in Turin, he faced the local competitor Cristian Faustino.

The pair of lightweights squared off in the scheduled for three rounds bout which went the distance. The verdict heard a unanimous judges decision in favor of the guest out of Thailand, which prolonged his undefeated ride since November 2014.

In the opening round Saenchai repeatedly hit his opponent with left knee to the body. The second round continued to see such technique in addition to teeps (front kicks), heel kicks and sweeps. In the final round the Thai fighter pleased the audience with his trademark, cartwheel kick. Although the representative of the country-host tried to pressure his opponent by moving forward, he was unsuccessful in landing the significant strikes due to excellent footwork of Thai athlete (video via Facebook).

In his next outing Saenchai is scheduled to headline an upcoming edition of “Thai Fight” held on February 23 in Phuket, Thailand. The name of his opponent is yet to be announced.