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

Panpayak Jitmuangnon, Atsushi Onari, Masahide Kudo (©ONE Championship)

Panpayak Jitmuangnon, Atsushi Onari, Masahide Kudo (©ONE Championship)

Panpayak “The Angel Warrior” Jitmuangnon, 23, 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 sixth bout of the evening, Panpayak faced Masahide “Crazy Rabbit” Kudo, 28, of Japan in a kickboxing contest in the flyweight division.

Atsushi Onari served as the referee. After three three-minute rounds, he raised the hand of Panpayak, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Immortal Triumph” improved the professional kickboxing record of Panpayak to 225 wins, 40 losses and 3 draws. On the other hand, Kudo now has 19 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws.

“ONE: Immortal Triumph” marked the second ONE Super Series bout of Panpayak and the third outing of Kudo in the league. The Thai kickboxer is a product of Jitmuangnon Gym in Bangkok, Thailand while the Japanese kickboxer is training out of Sinjuku Lefty Gym in Tokyo, Japan.

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

Kudo was one of the three fighters who represented Japan. Panpayak was one of the five representatives of Thailand.

Born in Samut Prakarn, Thailand on January 7, 1996, Panpayak is the reigning Lumpinee Stadium Featherweight Champion and is the former Lumpinee Stadium Bantamweight Champion. He previously held the Rajadamnern championship titles in the light flyweight and mini flyweight divisions.

On December 7, 2018., Panpayak made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He defeated Rui Botelho, 24, of Lisbon, Portugal via unanimous decision.

“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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