Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy, 25, of Thailand was one of the winners at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” It was his fourth victory in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.
Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and six ONE Super Series contests, which were six kickboxing bouts, “ONE: Enter the Dragon” was the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2019 that took place in Singapore. In the 14th bout of the evening, Petchmorakot fought Giorgio “Doctor” Petrosyan, 33, of Gorizia, Italy in the quarter-finals on the ONE Featherweight Kicboxing World Grand Prix with Atsushi Onari as the referee.
In the opening round, Petrosyan looked to be in control, making use of his superb boxing skills to outpoint Petchmorakot. In the second round, the Thai contender started to find his groove as he made things more competitive, trading shots with his Italian-Armenian opponent.
After three three-minute rounds, the kickboxing bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Petchmorakot, who was declared the winner via split decision.
Winning at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” improved the professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of Petchmorrakot to 159 wins, 34 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, Petrosyan now has 90 wins, 3 loses, 2 draws and 1 No Contest.
Petchmorakot was one of the four representatives of Thailand at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” while Petrosyan solely represented Italy. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States were also represented.
Born on February 14, 1993 in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, Petchmorakot was just 9 years old when he started his training in Muay Thai. Representing Petchyindee Academy, he holds Lumpinee Stadium World Championships in two divisions and a WMC Muay Thai title.
“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Petchmorakot’s fifth bout in ONE Super Series. He lost to Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 23, of Russia but defeated “The Funky Drummer” Fabrice Fairtex Delannon, 36, of France, Liam “The Hitman” Harrison, 33, of the United Kingdom and Kenta Yamada, 31, of Japan.
More photos from Petchmorakot and Petrosyan’s bout are on Top Sports Asia.