kickboxing, Muay Thai and Wushu

Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex to face Andy Souwer at ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo, Japan

ONE Championship has announced six of the bouts on the “ONE: A New Era.” One of the bouts is between Yodsanklai “The Hero” IWE Fairtex, 33, of Pattaya, Thailand and Andy “The Destroyer” Souwer, 35, of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Yodsanklai is coming off a stunning performance  at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” on December 7, 2018 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The martial arts veteran finished Luis “Soot Raeng Geert” Regis, 33, of Australia in a Muay Thai bout in the featherweight division with three rapid-fire uppercuts that drew a chorus of cheers from the crowd.

Winning at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” improved Yodsanklai’s professional record to 201 wins, 71 losses and 4 draws. On the other hand, Regis now has 25 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw.

On the other hand, Souwer is looking to break his two-bout losing streak. In his most recent bout on October 6, 2018, he made his ONE Super Series at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand facing Anthony “The Assassin” Njokuani, 38, of Nigeria and the United States.

At “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes,” Souwer and Njokuani competed in a kickboxing bout in the lightweight division. The Nigerian-American kickboxer won via split decision.

Souwer is one of the most internationally-renowned striking superstars ever to emerge from the Netherlands. He is a two-time K1 World MAX World Champion and It’s Showtime 70MAX World Champion.

So far, the bout between Yodsanklai and Souwer is the only ONE Super Series match included on the card of “ONE: A New Era.” Taking place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019, it will be the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in Japan.

Watch the bout between Yodsanklai and Regis here:

Tickets for ONE: A NEW ERA go on sale December 20, 2018 at 6PM JST and is available on LINE Ticket at, Kyodo Tokyo, Ticket Pia, Lawson Ticket, and E-plus from January 27, 2019.

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