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Yodkaikaew Fairtex earns 1st ONE Championship win, beats John Shink in Bangkok, Thailand

Yodkaikaew Fairtex, Nick Chapman, John Shink (©ONE Championship)

Yodkaikaew Fairtex, Nick Chapman, John Shink (©ONE Championship)

“Y2K” Yodkaikaew Fairtex, 29, of Thailand was one of the winners at “ONE: No Surrender 2” in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai mixed martial artist earned his first victory in ONE Championship.

Featuring one kickboxing, two MMA and three Muay Thai fights, “ONE: No Surrender 2” took place in Bangkok on August 14, 2020. In the second bout of the evening, Yodkaikaew fought John Shink, 31, of the United Kingdom in an MMA bout in the flyweight division.

Nick Chapman served as the referee. He put a stop to the flyweight contest after 1 minute and 10 seconds in the third round when Yodkaikaew knocked out Shink via punch.

Winning at “ONE: No Surrender 2” improved the professional MMA record of Yodkaikaew to 5 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Shink now has 3 wins and 1 loss.

 

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 U.K.

Yodkaikaew was one of the six representatives of the host country. He trains out of the Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya, Thailand.

Shink was the sole representative of the U.K. He trains at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand.

As a professional Muay Thai fighter, Yodkaikaew has 60 wins, 25 losses and 2 draws while Skink has 16 wins and 7 losses. Both fighters made their respective ONE Championship debuts at “ONE: No Surrender 2.”

The main event of “ONE: No Surrender 2” was a ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament Semifinal bout between Thai fighters Saemapetch Fairtex, 25, and Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 30. The former won via unanimous decision.

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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