When it comes to defining nights in the world of martial arts, the evening of September 22 at the renowned Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok will surely hold a special place. This iconic venue played host to ONE Friday Fights 34, an event that resonated with the spirit of combat sports and celebrated the tradition of Muay Thai and the thrilling world of MMA.
Superlek vs Rodtang
The entire evening built towards the much-anticipated main event. The encounter between Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Superlek Kiatmoo9 was nothing short of poetic. It felt like a collision of two celestial bodies. Both fighters showcased their renowned skills, passion, and warrior spirits. But it was Superlek, with his sublime techniques and strategic acumen, who came out on top. A unanimous decision in his favor further embellished his already legendary career, bringing his record to a staggering 136-29.
The event’s undercard built a crescendo of anticipation that culminated in a main event clash between two Muay Thai legends: Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Superlek Kiatmoo9. Each bout prior set the stage, offering a veritable feast of techniques, determination, and pure fighting spirit.
Prior to the headline bout, the co-main event garnered significant attention and rightfully so. Seksan Or Kwanmuang faced off against Amir Naseri in a riveting 140-pound catchweight Muay Thai duel. Known widely as “The Man Who Yields To No One,” Seksan once again lived up to this moniker. The battle’s narrative centered around brutal elbow exchanges. Both fighters, unyielding and tenacious, engaged in fierce combat that had fans at the edge of their seats. Seksan’s relentless offensive strategy proved to be the difference, earning him a unanimous decision and marking his sixth straight win under the ONE banner. On the other side, Naseri showcased commendable endurance, ensuring he’d remain a fighter to watch.
Muangthai vs. Yodlekpet
The electrifying confrontation between Muay Thai World Champions “Elbow Zombie” Muangthai PK Saenchai and “The Destroyer” Yodlekpet Or Atchariya was another highlight. Muangthai’s early surge seemed to define the fight’s rhythm. However, Yodlekpet, undeterred, rebounded with a stellar second round, displaying the heart of a champion. Yet, the seasoned Muangthai wasn’t to be overshadowed. With a spirited effort, he ensured his record got another victory, standing tall at 204-44.
ONE Friday Fights 34 Full Results
- Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek Uthai, the “Left Meteorite,” made a strong statement against Tyson Harrison, leading to a decisive doctor’s stoppage in the first round.
- Prajanchai PK Saenchai’s entrance into ONE Kickboxing was nothing short of dominant. He clinched victory against the three-time ISKA Kickboxing World Champion, Akram Hamidi.
- Debutant Miguel “El Unico” Trindade made his presence felt in a huge way, executing a thunderous knockout of Sibmuen Coach Nay.
- Suakim Sor Jor Thongprajin showcased his prowess with a jaw-dropping first-round KO of Saman Ashouri.
- Songchainoi Kiatsongrit kept up with his knockout reputation, overcoming Jomhod Auto MuayThai in style.
- Wei Ziqin showcased tactical brilliance against Petchartchai Fight Geek Muaythai. Simultaneously, Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg scraped past “The Ghost” Chen Rui in an MMA bout that tested both fighters to their limits.
- The evening kickstarted with immense energy, as Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang, returning after an 18-month hiatus, dispatched Adrian “Papua Badboy” Mattheis in under half a minute.
From the opening bout to the final announcement of the main event, fans worldwide were presented with martial arts of the highest calibre. As the lights dimmed on this historic evening at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, the unyielding spirit of martial arts shone brighter than ever, promising an even more exhilarating future for aficionados everywhere.