Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, of Thailand was one of the winners at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was his second victory and second bout in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.
Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. In the fourth bout of the evening, Superlek fought Rui Botelho, 24, of Mafra, Lisbon, Portugal in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division with Olivier Coste as the referee.
In the first round, Superlek dropped Botelho with an overhand right. The Thai contender proceeded to pick his Portuguese opponent apart for the duration of the contest.
The Kiatmoo9 Gym athlete showcased his complete arsenal of offensive weapons. Botelho had his moments but they were few and far between.
After three three-minute rounds, the flyweight bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of Superlek, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Superlek to 122 wins, 28 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Botelho now has 18 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws.
Training out of the famed Kiatmoo9 Gym, Superlek is a two-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion. He also held one World Boxing Council world title and a Nai Khanom Tom Sports Association title.
It was also at the Impact Arena where Superlek made his ONE Super Series debut. On February 16, 2019, he defeated Lao Chetra, 19, of Cambodia at “ONE: Clash of Legends.”
At “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Superlek was one of the six hometown fighters while Botelho solely represented Portugal. Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and the United States were also represented.
More photos from the bout between Superlek and Botelho are on Top Sports Asia. Watch the “ONE: Warriors of Light” recap by Stephen Dawson and Mitch Chilson here: