The much-anticipated ONE Friday Fights 37 is all set to storm the world-renowned Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Scheduled for October 20, this epic showdown in the heart of Asia promises unparalleled action, stunning technique, and a lot of heart-thumping moments.
The world of martial arts is vast, and its richness lies in its diversity. From Muay Thai to MMA, every discipline tells a story of dedication, discipline, and dynamism. And the story this October is no different, as Bangkok’s iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium prepares to host twelve scintillating matchups. Each bout, a testament to the fighters’ unwavering dedication, promises to have the audience clutching the edges of their seats.
At the helm of this exciting lineup stands the prodigious Rafi Bohic. An eight-time Muay Thai World Champion, Bohic is no stranger to the limelight. His journey in ONE began earlier this year, leaving an indelible mark with a spectacular win over Tapaokaew Singha Mawynn. However, a subsequent high-stakes matchup with Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek Uthai concluded abruptly due to an inadvertent eye poke. This time, Bohic is all set to face the rising Belarusian sensation, Antar Kacem. Kacem, having split a pair of electrifying bouts with Thai prodigy Yodphupa Wimanair, seeks to establish his dominance against one of the most celebrated non-Thai fighters in Muay Thai history.
However, Bohic vs. Kacem is just the tip of the iceberg. Taiki Naito, the #2-ranked flyweight kickboxing sensation, is all primed to defend his coveted position. His opponent? None other than the two-division Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Champion, Kongthoranee Sor Sommai. With a formidable 4-1 score in ONE Friday Fights and a duo of knockout victories, Kongthoranee is an opponent worth watching. Meanwhile, Naito, with challenges against world champions like Jonathan Haggerty and Superlek Kiatmoo9 under his belt, aims to consolidate his position in the organization.
Further down the card, another promising bout awaits between Theptaksin Sor Sornsing and Rittidet Sor Sommai. With Theptaksin keen to rebound from his snapped winning streak and Rittidet buoyed by his recent knockout victory at ONE Friday Fights 19, this 132-pound catchweight Muay Thai match promises fireworks.
Switching gears to MMA, the enigmatic Denis Andreev from Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC, with minimal public information, brings an aura of mystery to the cage. Facing him is Bumina-ang, who, at 29, has been swift in marking his territory in the MMA world. Trained by Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao at the Fairtex Gym in Pattaya, Bumina-ang’s preparations have been nothing short of intensive.
But that’s not where the MMA action ends. The card bursts with talent, featuring Moris Boleyan, the unbeaten submission maestro from Armenia, set to take on Mongolia’s Gantogtokh Baatarchuluun in a flyweight contest. Baatarchuluun, riding high on his recent triumph at ONE Friday Fights 16, is raring to go.
Kicking off the event is the highly anticipated pro debut of Tanzania’s promising fighter, Percival Oumo Mwambi, who faces Kamron Ortikov. Both fighters, hungry for recognition and victory, are sure to set the stage for the night’s electrifying bouts.
The full card for ONE Friday Fights 37 boasts a diverse array of matchups, from Rafi Bohic’s highly awaited return in the bantamweight category to Lamnamkhong BS Muaythai vs. Samoynoi Tor Phusuwan’s flyweight face-off. Each fighter, with their unique style and story, is ready to etch their name in the annals of martial arts history.
ONE Friday Fights 37 Full Card
• Rafi Bohic vs. Antar Kacem (Muay Thai – bantamweight)
• Theptaksin Sor Sornsing vs. Rittidet Sor Sommai (Muay Thai – 132-pound catchweight)
• Lamnamkhong BS Muaythai vs. Samoynoi Tor Phusuwan (Muay Thai – flyweight)
• Petsirichai Detpetchsrithong vs. Songfangkhong FA Group (Muay Thai – 133-pound catchweight)
• Punmongkol Sor Mongkolkarnchang vs. Kaoklai Chor Hapayak (Muay Thai – 124-pound catchweight)
• Mahahin Nakbinalaiyon vs. Tahaneak Nayokatasala (Muay Thai – 118-pound catchweight)
• Kongthoranee Sor Sommai vs. Taiki Naito (Muay Thai – flyweight)
• Aslamjon Ortikov vs. Pethuahin Jitmuangnon (Muay Thai – 128-pound catchweight)
• Chai Sor Sor ToiPadriew vs. Elyes Kacem (Muay Thai – 130-pound catchweight)
• Moris Boleyan vs. Gantogtokh Baatarchuluun (MMA – flyweight)
• Carlo Bumina-ang vs. Denis Andreev (MMA – bantamweight)
• Percival Oumo Mwambi vs. Komronbek Ortikov (MMA – 130-pound catchweight)