Saemapetch Fairtex, 25, of Thailand was one of the winners at “ONE: No Surrender 2” in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai martial artist earned his fourth victory in ONE Championship‘s striking-only league ONE Super Series.
Featuring one kickboxing, two mixed martial arts and three Muay Thai fights, “ONE: No Surrender 2” took place in Bangkok on August 14, 2020. In the main event of the evening, Saemapetch fought his countryman Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 30, in a ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament Semifinal bout using 4oz. boxing gloves.
Yongsak Na Songkhla served as the referee. After three three-minute rounds, the bantamweight contest was left in the hands of the judges.
In the end, Songkhla raised the hand of Saemapetch, who was declared the winner via majority decision. The first three ONE Super Series opponents Saemapetch defeated were Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 27, of Lithuania, Alaverdi “Dagger” Ramazanov, 24, of Russia and Ognjen Topic, 34, of Serbia and the United States.
Winning at “ONE: No Surrender 2” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Saemapetch to 121 wins, 16 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Rodlek now has a professional Muay Thai record of 128 wins, 41 losses and 5 draws.
Due to travel restrictions amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, only ONE Championship athletes currently in Thailand were included in the fight card of “ONE: No Surrender 2,” which was a closed-door, audience-free event. Seven countries were represented namely Algeria, China, France, Japan, Thailand, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.
Saemapetch and Rodlek were two of the six fighters who represented the host country. They train at the Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya, Thailand and PK. Saenchai Muaythai Gym in Bangkok, respectively.
Dom Lau was the announcer at “ONE: No Surrender 2” while Michael Schiavello and Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson were the commentators and the judges were Ian Cartwright of Canada and Rob Cox and Alastair McOnie of the U.K. Watch all the bouts here:
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