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Thailand’s Sam-A Gaiyanghadao earns 3rd ONE Super Series win, knocks out Daren Roland at ‘ONE: Century 世紀’ in Japan

Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, Darren Roland (©ONE Championship)

Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, Darren Roland (©ONE Championship)

Former ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, 36, of Thailand was one of the winners at “ONE: Century 世紀” in Tokyo, Japan. It was the Thai martial artist’s third victory in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.

Featuring mixed martial arts, Muay Thai and kickboxing matches, “ONE: Century 世紀” took place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on October 12, 2019. In the sixth bout of the first part, Sam-A fought Daren Roland, 21, of France in a Muay Thai bout in the strawweight division with Elias Dolaptsis as the referee.

The first round was a competitive back-and-forth battle. Both Sam-A and Roland had their moments.

Sam-A sent Rolland to the canvas with a punch and the latter returning the favor. In the second round, the Thai fighter turned up the intensity in the second.

After slipping Rolland’s jab, Sam-A uncorked a short left hook on the inside that landed square on his French opponent’s jaw. The French contender was out for the 10-count so Dolaptsis put a stop to the strawweight contest after 1 minute 20 seconds and awarded the victory to the former ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion.

Winning at “ONE: Century 世紀” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Sam-A to 367 wins, 47 losses and 9 draws. On the other hand, Thani now has 36 wins and 6 losses.

 

Including Thailand and France, a total of 18 countries were represented in the two parts of “ONE: Century 世紀.” The others were Algeria, Belarus, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the United States.

Sam-A was one of the two fighters who represented Thailand while Rolland was one of the two representatives of France. Watch the highlights of “ONE: Century 世紀” part 1 here:

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