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Thailand’s Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy earns 2nd ONE Super Series win at ‘ONE: Immortal Triumph’ in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy, Olivier Coste, Joseph Lasiri (©ONE Championship)

Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy, Olivier Coste, Joseph Lasiri (©ONE Championship)

Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy, 24, of Thailand was one of the winners at “ONE: Immortal Triumph.” It was his second victory in ONE Super Series, the striking only league of Singapore-based martial arts organization ONE Championship.

Featuring nine Muay Thai matches and three kickboxing contests, “ONE: Immortal Triumph” took place at the Phu Tho Indoor Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on September 6, 2019. In the fifth bout of the evening, Mongkolpetch faced Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri, 28, of Italy in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division.

Olivier Coste served as the referee. After three three-minute rounds, he raised the hand of Mongkolpetch, who was declared the winner via majority decision.

Winning at “ONE: Immortal Triumph” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Mongkolpetch to 112 wins and 40 losses. On the other hand, Lasiri now has 40 wins and 11 losses.

“ONE: Immortal Triumph” marked the second ONE Super Series bout of Mongkolpetch and the sixth bout of Lasiri in the league. The Thai contender represents Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok, Thailand while the Italian fighter fighter is training out of Sitjaopho Muay Thai Gym in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Including Italy and Thailand, 15 countries were represented at “ONE: Immortal Triumph.” The others were Algeria, Australia, Brazil, France, India,  Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia,  the United States, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.

Lasiri solely represented Italy. Mongkolpetch was one of the five representatives of Thailand.

Born in Isaan to rice farmer parents, Mongkolpetch was only 10 years old when he first competed. He went on to become a Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion.

When Mongkolpetch moved to Nonthaburi, Bangkok, he trained at Kesa Gym but due to some distractions, he stopped training and was kicked out by the gym. Petchyindee Academy eventually recruited him.

“ONE: Immortal Triumph” was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in Vietnam and it featured the organization’s first ever fight card that included striking bouts only. Here is a recap:

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