Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defends his ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai title against Hiroaki Suzuki
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao at the official open workout for ONE: Warriors of Light

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defends his ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai title against Hiroaki Suzuki on May 10. The pair headlines the event billed as “Warriors of Light” taking place at Impact Arena in Bangkok. Ahead of the show the promotion held an official open workout session featuring the Thai champion, as well as a number of other competitors, including Petchdam Petchyindee Academy who faces Elias Mahmoudi for vacant ONE Flyweight Kickboxing belt in the co-headliner.

“This event [ONE: Warriors of Light] proves that Muay Thai is one of the best martial arts in the world. It gives us a chance to showcase our discipline through our hard work,” said Nong-O. “Representing Thailand on the global stage is a huge honor for me. I know my opponent trained very hard and is motivated to share the stage with me. But every day I get better and better and I continue to improve as a fighter. I plan to show all of my improvements and come into this fight with my best. I will leave the stadium in front of my hometown fans with the title around my waist and still champion.”

Petchdam stated that “it is an honor to compete for the first ever ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title. This is a big opportunity for me to prove that I am the best in the world in what I do. All of my efforts and the trials in my career have led up to this point and I am ready to seize the moment. I’ve had a tremendous training camp and I feel I am in the best shape of my life. Competing in Thailand, in front of my friends and family, I know it will give me added strength.”

Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, Superlek Kiatmoo9, and Pongsiri Mitsatit also took part in the open workout. The complete fight card for ONE: Warriors of Light can be found below.

ONE: Warriors of Light fight card

Bantamweight Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs Hiroaki Suzuki (Muay Thai)
Flyweight Petchdam Petchyindee Academy vs. Elias Mahmoudi (Kickboxing)
Bantamweight Shoko Sato vs. Mark Fairtex Abelardo (MMA)
Flyweight Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Sok Thy (Muay Thai)
Strawweight Pongsiri Mitsatit vs. Robin Catalan (MMA)
Bantamweight Zhang Chenglong vs. Panicos Yusuf (Kickboxing)
Lightweight Kazuki Tokudome vs. Adrian Pang (MMA)
Flyweight Singtongnoi Por Telakun vs. Savvas Michael (Muay Thai)
Flyweight Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs. Rui Botelho (Muay Thai)
Lightweight Kota Shimoishi vs. Pieter Bruist (MMA)
Atomweight Janet Todd vs. Chin Long Wang (Kickboxing)
Strawweight Hexigetu vs Ovais Shah (MMA)