ONE X: Nong-O defends Muay Thai title, Akimoto new bantam kickboxing champ | Inquirer Sports
Close  

ONE X: Nong-O defends Muay Thai title, Akimoto new bantam kickboxing champ

By: - Online Sports Editor / @CFColinaINQ
/ 08:31 PM March 26, 2022
Bantamweight Muay Thai champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao.

Bantamweight Muay Thai champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao. ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

SINGAPORE–Thai star Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defended his ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world title after a phenomenal knockout victory over Felipe Lobo in the ONE X card on Saturday at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.

In his fifth title defense, Nong-O sent his Brazilian challenger straight to the mat 2:15 in the third round with a perfectly timed right uppercut that he said was exactly part of his fight plan.

ADVERTISEMENT

The bantamweight kickboxing division, meanwhile, crowned a new championship after Japan’s Hiroki Akimoto outlasted Capitan Petchyindee of Thailand in a five-round barnburner for the unanimous decision win.

For his relentless performance, Akimoto also received a $50,000 performance bonus from ONE chief Chatri Sityodtong.

“They said [in the past] my match wasn’t exciting enough but this is a result of my hardwork,” said Akimoto through a translator.

In the featherweight match that opened part two of the 20-fight event, Tang Kai also sent the packed stadium to its feet with a devastating KO of South Korean bet Kim Jae Woong, 2:07 into the fight.

Tang, who let it all out in an expletive-laden post-match interview, also took home the performance bonus for his showing.

Jihin Radzuan also joined the night’s victors, beating Japan’s Itsuki Hirata via a split decision.

In the same main card, Ham Seo Hee repeated over Filipino fighter Denice Zamboanga, but this time winning by a convincing unanimous decision.

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: bantamweight, Muay Thai, ONE X
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.