Report: Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Giorgio Petrosyan possible in the final of ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix
The lineup of ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix has been revealed. The roster includes eight international competitors battling it out in a format of single-elimination tournament at the events scheduled for this year across Asia. Muay Thai star Yodsanklai Fairtex takes on French Samy Sana in the quarter-final bout of the contest.
Late last month “The Hero” stopped Dutch kickboxing legend Andy Souwer in the second round of their “eleven years in the making” rematch. The latter also partakes in the Grand Prix taking on Jo Nattawut of Thailand.
Sana lost his previous bout by decision against Nattawut this past February. Before that he defeated Armen Petrosyan also by decision.
Russian Dzhabar Askerov and German Enriko Kehl square off in another quarter final bout of the same group as Yodsanklai and Sana. The winners of these bouts meet in the semi-final.
Yodsanklai Fairtex has also recently expressed his interest in facing Italian kickboxing legend Giorgio Petrosyan, who also partakes in the eliminator. Yet, prior having an opportunity to share the square circle, both have to go through two bouts.
In the opening round “The Doctor” Petrosyan takes on another prominent representative of Thailand, Phetmorakot Petchyindee Academy. If successful he meets either Souwer or Nattawut.
The dates and locations are expected to be announced in the near future. The lineup can be found below.
Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Phetmorakot Petchyindee Academy
Andy Souwer vs. Jo Nattawut
Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Samy Sana
Dazhabar Askerov vs. Enriko Kehl