The "No Surrender" trilogy is now complete.
The third part of One Championship’s return after the COVID-19 outbreak went down at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug. 21.
The main event of One Championship: No Surrender 3 featured Kulabdam Sor and Sangmanee Klong SuanPluResort competing for a shot at Nong-O Gaiyanghadao’s title in the second bantamweight semifinal of the One Muay Thai tournament. Kulabdam did not need long to solve the Sangmanee puzzle, as he rendered his opponent unconscious in the opening stanza with a crisp left hook on the chin. Kulabdam advanced to the Grand Prix final, where he will meet Saemapetch Fairtex.
In the co-main event, Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy overcame Sok Thy after three rounds of Muay Thai action in the flyweight division. The judges rewarded Mongkolpetch with a unanimous decision victory.
In the top MMA match on the card, Shannon Wiratchai welcomed French kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter Fabio Pinca to the sport. Even though Wiratchai’s wrestling skills were far superior than his opponent’s, Wiratchai chose to keep most of the fight on feet, exploiting just from time to time his opponent's gaps. In the second stanza, the Thai fighter landed a vicious spinning backfist that sent his opponent crashing to the canvas, but Pinca survived. In the third round, the French kickboxer made some late adjustments, but they were not enough to overcome his foe. Eventually, Wiratchai took home a precious split decision victory, which allowed him to return to the win column after a four-bout skid.
Elsewhere, Wondergirl Fairtex made her successful One debut by smashing Brooke Farrell in the opening stanza of their Muay Thai battle; at strawweight, Marie Ruumet captured a unanimous decision over Little Tiger also under Muay Thai rules.
The first clash on the bill saw Ben Royle taking on Quitin Thomas in a featherweight MMA scrap. After a tepid opening round, Royle landed a well-placed low kick that seemed to impact Thomas’ knee partway through the second. Thomas endured to reach the third round, but Royle’s pressure was too much for him. The end of the fight saw Royle catching Thomas with an uppercut, and a storm of follow-up punches and kicks put Thomas down.
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