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Thailand’s Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym earns 3rd ONE Championship win, beats Algeria’s Brice Delval at ‘ONE: A New Tomorrow’ in Thailand

Brice Delval, Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym (©ONE Championship)

Brice Delval, Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym (©ONE Championship)

Professionally known as “The Elbow King” Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, Thanousin Jaroendee, 25, of Bangkok, Thailand has earned his third victory in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series. The Thai martial artist was one of the winners at “ONE: A New Tomorrow.”

ONE Championship held “ONE: A New Tomorrow” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on January 10, 2020. In the seventh event of the evening, Muangthai competed in a Muay Thai bout in the bantamweight division against Brice “The Truck” Delval, 20, who is fighting out of Algeria by way of France.

Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee. Muangthai put on a show in front of his hometown fans.

Athough Muangthai got off to a slow start, he picked up steam in the second round. He began to walk through Delval’s shots while landing punches and kicks of his own.

In the final round, Muangthai continued to push the action. He came forward and landed strikes as Delval tried to evade the contact.

After three three-minute rounds, the bantamweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of Muangthai, who was declared the winner via split decision.

 

Including Algeria, France and Thailand, 15 countries were represented at “ONE: A New Tomorrow.” The other countries were  Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

Born in Nong Ki, Buriram, Thailand on March 27, 1994, Muangthai is from a family of farmers. He was only 7 years old when he started competing at temple festivals.

When Muangthai was 10 years old, he moved to Bangkok to become a full-time martial artist. He went on to become a three-time Muay Thai World Champion.

Winning at “ONE: A New Tomorrow” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Muangthai to 200 wins, 41 losses and 4 draws. It was his third ONE Super Series bout.

On the other hand, it was Delval’s second ONE Super Series bout. He now has a professional Muay Thai record of 33 wins and 7 losses.

Featuring six MMA matches, five Muay Thai contests and one kickboxing bout, “ONE: A New Tomorrow” was the first ONE Championship event to take place in 2020. Watch all the bouts here:

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