Saemapetch challenges Nong-O for ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai title
Saemapetch Fairtex faceoff Nong-O Gaiyanghadao at the open workout | Pic: Supplied/ ONE Championship

Saemapetch Fairtex challenges his Thai-fellow Nong-O Gaiyanghadao for ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai title. The contest headlines the fight card titled “Edge of Greatness”, taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 22.

At the official open workout held at Evolve Far East Square in Singapore on Tuesday (Nov. 19), the challenger said that he was honored to go up against “a legend of the sport in Nong-O Gaiyanghadao”. Yet, he is looking to claim the belt, being “younger, stronger and hungrier”.

“I’ve waited my entire career for this moment. In this fight, the world will witness how two Thai warriors do battle, and our unique fighting spirit,” Saemapetch said. “Nong-O is a great champion. He is very smart and crafty, and very well-rounded. But I’m the younger man, I’m stronger and hungrier. This is my time and I’m ready to shock the world.”

The defending champion, who makes his debut in Singapore, also said he felt “privileged and honored” to showcase his style to the world, which “will be key” to retain his belt.

“I feel privileged and honored to be able to share my style of fighting with the world. I have the ability to make adjustments and adapt to my opponent’s style in the ring. I think this will be key against Saemapetch,” Nong-O said.

“This will be my first time fighting here in Singapore, so I am very grateful to be able to perform in front of my friends, my family, and my students. To be able to defend my title here, it will be a special moment in my career. I am looking forward to victory and I can’t wait to give my best for the crowd.”

The Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Saemapetch Fairtex championship bout is scheduled for five rounds.

In the co-main event of ONE Edge of Greatness MMA fighters Amir Khan and Ev Ting square off at lightweight. The rest of the card features a series of Muay Thai and MMA bouts. The complete the-fight lineup can be found below.

ONE Edge of Greatness fight card

Main Card

Bantamweight Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Saemapetch Fairtex (Muay Thai)

Lightweight Amir Khan vs. Ev Ting (MMA)

Bantamweight Troy Worthen vs. Chen Lei (MMA)

Strawweight Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Muhammad Imran (MMA)

Women’s Flyweight Colbey Northcutt vs. Putri Padmi (MMA)

Preliminary Card

Strawweight Alex Silva vs. Peng Xue Wen (MMA)

Featherweight Petchmorrakot Petchyindee Academy vs. Charlie Peters (Muay Thai)

Flyweight Nguyen Tan Duy Nhat vs. Yuta Watanabe (Muay Thai)

Bantamweight Bruno Pucci vs. Shuya Kamikubo (MMA)

Featherweight Brown Pinas vs. Liam Nolan (Muay Thai)