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Thailand vs France: Jo Nattawut, Yohann Fairtex Drai to co-headline ‘ONE: Pursuit of Power’ in Malaysia

Agilan Thani, Zebaztian Kadestam, Jo Nattawut, Yohann Fairtex Drai

ONE Super Series athletes “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 28, of Thailand and Yohann Fairtex Drai, 26, of France will co-headline “ONE: Pursuit of Power” on July 13, 2018. Taking place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the ONE Championship event will feature seven mixed martial arts matches and three striking bouts.

“ONE Championship returns to the Axiata Arena this 13 July for another blockbuster evening of world-class martial arts action,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced. “We have an amazing event planned for fans in Kuala Lumpur, as our ONE Championship athletes get ready to electrify the stadium with dazzling performances.”

In the main event of “ONE: Pursuit of Power,” Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 22, of Malaysia will face Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 27, of Sweden. They will compete in the welterweight division.

In the co-main event, Nattawut and Drai will compete in a Muay Thai contest in the featherweight division. It marks Nattawut’s second ONE Super Series bout and the debut of Drai in the striking-only league of ONE Championship.

Originally from Marseilles, France, Drai currently lives and trains out of Pattaya, Thailand. He is a proponent of the prestigious Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya.

Before joining ONE Championship, the Thailand-based French martial artist has competed in Kunlun Fight, All Star Fight, Thai Fight, Max Muay Thai, Super Muay Thai and Wu Lin Feng. He holds a professional record of 42 wins and 6 losses.

On the other hand, Nattawut’s professional record downgraded to 66 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws after losing via unanimous decision to Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, 32, of Italy in the co-main event of “ONE: Heroes of Honor” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 20, 2018. They competed in a kickboxing contest at a catchweight of 70kg.

Nattawut is a two-division Lion Fight World Champion and World Muaythai Council (WMC) Muay Thai World Champion. After a tremendous run of success through Thailand, he moved to the United States in 2013 and continued racking up impressive wins.

ONE Championship launched ONE Super Series at “ONE: Heroes of Honor.” Here is a recap of the event:

Ticket information for ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER is available at www.onefc.com.

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