After two lost fights Muay Thai legend Yodsanklai Fairtex challenges for ONE Championship title

Yodsanklai Fairtex is back in the ring on July 31 in Bangkok, Thailand. One of the most famed Muay Thai fighters goes up against his Thai-fellow Phetmorakot Petchyindee Academy. The latter puts his ONE Super Series featherweight title on the line, making the first defense of the belt. The contest is featured on the “No Surrender” fight card, with a total of three fights announced to date.

Advertisements

In his previous two outings Yodsanklai suffered the defeats. He was last seen in action in November 2019, when Jamal Yusupov knocked him out in 35 seconds of the second round. In May last year “The Boxing Computer” dropped a unanimous decision against Samy Sana.

Prior to that Yodsanklai Fairtex won over 30 bouts in a row. The resume of The Contender Asia (2008) champion includes a number of notable victories over the likes of Andy Souwer, Yohan Lidon, John Wayne Parr, and others.

He recently shared a “Neck training” video on Instagram, which shows him preparing for an upcoming challenge. You can check out the clip below.

View this post on Instagram

Neck training 💪💪

A post shared by Yodsanklai (@yodsanklai1) on

Yodsanklai’s next opponent – Phetmorakot Petchyindee Academy earned the inaugural ONE Super Series featherweight Muay Thai title by unanimous decision against Pongsiri P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym this past February. Before that he stopped Charlie Peters and Ali Ebrahimi in the second round with knee, and rebounded from the defeat suffered by unanimous decision against Giorgio Petrosyan in the rematch.

The Phetmorakot Petchyindee Academy vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex championship bout is scheduled for five rounds.

Also on the ONE No Surrender fight card Rodtang Jitmuangnon is set to defend his ONE flyweight Muay Thai belt against Petchdam Petchyindee Academy. In addition, Superbon Banchamek meets Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong in a three-round featherweight kickboxing encounter.

Advertisements

Share This

Add a comment

Related

Watch: ‘The Beast’ Bob Sapp submits to strikes in ONE Championship fight against Rolles Gracie

ONE Championship pulled a video from the archives when Bob Sapp made his first and only appearance inside the promotion back in February 2012,...

Despite three defeats in a row Yodsanklai Fairtex vows to be back

Yodsanklai Fairtex is riding, what appears to be, the longest defeat-streak in his career. Nevertheless, the famed Muay Thai fighter is looking to rise...

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs 4-Man Muay Thai Tournament Winner

Riding the six-fight win streak, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao will make the fourth defense of his ONE bantamweight Muay Thai title against the last man standing...

ADD A COMMENT

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mike Tyson confirms Roy Jones Jr fight date change, winner gets belt, undercard bouts added

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr are scheduled to square off in an exhibition boxing bout. The date was initially set for September 12....

Souris Manfredi fighting for female equality in martial arts

Souris Manfredi is arguably the biggest female star in lethwei, having made her presence known in the fighting community with two convincing victories. On...

Relaxed from vacation Dana White hands out five UFC contracts to ‘savage’ TJ Laramie, ‘killer’ Cory McKenna, ‘sniper’ Dustin Stoltzfus and more

The Dana White's Contender Series Season 4, Week 2 is now in history. The event saw five bouts (results here) with all winners getting...

Sign up for FIGHTMAG Weekly Newsletter

Top stories delivered to your inbox

Mike Tyson confirms Roy Jones Jr fight date change, winner gets belt, undercard bouts added

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr are scheduled to square off in an exhibition boxing bout. The date was initially set for September 12....

Watch: The road to Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier 3

Two-time heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and former two-division titleholder Daniel Cormier square off in the trilogy fight at UFC 252 live on pay-per-view. ESPN...

Souris Manfredi fighting for female equality in martial arts

Souris Manfredi is arguably the biggest female star in lethwei, having made her presence known in the fighting community with two convincing victories. On...

Relaxed from vacation Dana White hands out five UFC contracts to ‘savage’ TJ Laramie, ‘killer’ Cory McKenna, ‘sniper’ Dustin Stoltzfus and more

The Dana White's Contender Series Season 4, Week 2 is now in history. The event saw five bouts (results here) with all winners getting...

Highlight: Watch the best of Stipe Miocic inside the UFC Octagon (video)

The two-time and current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defends his belt against former two-division titleholder Daniel Cormier in the trilogy fight, that...