Thailand’s Jo Nattawut earns 2nd ONE Super Series win

Jo Nattawut, Atsushi Onari, George Mann (© ONE Championship)

Jo Nattawut, Atsushi Onari, George Mann (© ONE Championship)

For the second time, “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 28, of Thailand and the United States won in ONE Super Series. On November 9, 2018, he competed in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series for the third time.

Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Nattawut was originally from Korat, Thailand. He is a former Lion Fight and World Muaythai Council (WMC) Super Welterweight Champion.

Nattawut made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 20, 2018. It was also the launch of the league.

At “ONE: Heroes of Honor,” Nattawut faced Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, 32, of Italy in a kickboxing contest at a catch weight of 70kg. After three three-minute rounds, the Italian martial artist, who is of Armenian descent, was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

On July 13, 2018, Nattawut returned to the ONE Super Series stage as he co-headlined “ONE: Pursuit of Power” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with and Yohann Fairtex Drai, 26, of France. The two competed in a Muay Thai contest in the featherweight division.

It marked Drai’s ONE Super Series debut. By knocking out the French martial artist at 2:59 of the first round, Nattawut earned his first win in the league.

On November 9, 2018, Nattawut competed again in ONE Super Series. He faced George Mann, 19, of Scotland, United Kingdom in a Muay Thai bout in the featherweight division at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

After three three-minute rounds, the Muay Thai featherweight bout between Nattawut and Mann was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Atsushi Onari raised the hand of the Thai-American contender, who was wearing a Leicester City shirt when he was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Mann suffered hematoma due to the bout. By winning at “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” Nattawut improved his professional record to 68 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws.

A two-division Lion Fight World Champion and World Muaythai Council (WMC) Muay Thai World Champion, Nattawut enjoyed great success as a martial artist in Thailand. In 2013, he moved to the United States where he continued racking up impressive victories.

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