(James Goyder is the operator/editor of AsianMMA.com)
Two of Thailand’s top rated MMA potential clients have been in action at Friday’s A person: No Surrender, Section II. The two obtained their break with community advertising Comprehensive Metallic Dojo, but have loved contrasting vocation paths.
Pongsiri Mitsatit was competing on a Just one Championship card for the tenth time. In the meantime, Yodkaikaew Fairtex was creating his marketing debut at the at the rear of-closed-doors occasion in Bangkok.
Mitsatit was searching to snap a a few-combat getting rid of skid. The 24-yr-old strawweight was heading up towards a considerably older opponent in the form of Bangkok centered Japanese veteran Akihiro Fujisawa.
Fujisawa was also coming off a a few-fight getting rid of streak. The 41-calendar year-old first competed in an novice MMA battle in 2008 and experienced practical experience on his aspect as properly as measurement, with Mitsatit going up a couple of lbs . to make this combat possible
The Thai was also seeking to snap a 3 struggle getting rid of skid and permit his hands go appropriate from the commence, hunting to adhere to pinching combos up with head kicks. There was no offense whatsoever coming from Fujisawa, who seemed information so merely endure the striking exchanges.
The Japanese fighter secured a single-leg takedown and landed in Mitsatit’s guard. But the Thai remained the extra intense, landing a series of elbows from base posture.
Soon after a series of unsuccessful tries, Fujisawa eventually succeeded in passing Mitsatit’s guard. He seamlessly transitioned to facet command, but the Thai fighter was ready to slide out and stand up once again.
Having not appeared fully comfortable in the stand-up section, Fujisawa uncorked a still left hook out of nowhere. It dropped Mitsatit tricky and the Japanese veteran followed up with some punches from leading placement.
Mitsatit sprung straight again up only to consume an even more durable remaining hook. This time there was no problem of the battle continuing with the referee stepping in to connect with off the contest as before long as the Thai crashed to the canvass.
Mitsatit has now been stopped in each individual of his very last four fights, and it seems a lengthy way back again for the strawweight, who drops to 10-6. By distinction, Fujisawa’s occupation has been revitalized and the 41-yr-previous is 6-3 just after snapping his 3-combat getting rid of skid in some model.
If One Championship matchmakers are on the lookout for a new Thai star, they require glance no further than Yodkaikaew Fairtex. The flyweight manufactured a extremely outstanding advertising debut in Bangkok.
Yodkaikaew has not competed in MMA for two decades. He was handed a hard assignment in the shape of undefeated Englishman John Shink, who, like Mitsatit, is centered at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket.
There was practically nothing to chose amongst the two fighters in the 1st spherical. But Yodkaikaew’s hanging would appear to the forefront in the second stanza with the Muay Thai veteran landing a remaining hook at shut quarters.
Shink was wobbled and a straight remaining ended the contest. Yodkaikaew enhances to 5-1-2 and looks set to be a real risk in the flyweight division, while Shink drops to 3-1.
1: No Surrender, Portion II outcomes
August 14, 2020
- Muay Thai: Saemapetch Fairtex def. Rodlek PKSaenchaigym by Selection (Unanimous)
- Kickboxing: Mehdi Zatout def. Leo Pinto by Decision (Unanimous)
- Akihiro Fujisawa def. Pongsiri Mitsatit by KO (Punch)
- Muay Thai: Sorgraw PetchyindeeAcademy def. Pongsiri PKSaenchaigym by Conclusion (Split)
- Yodkaikaew Fairtex def. John Shink by KO (Punches)
- Muay Thai: Huang Ding def. Fahdi Khaled by way of Determination (Unanimous)