As the martial arts world turns its gaze towards Bangkok, the electrifying energy of Lumpinee Boxing Stadium comes alive with ONE Friday Fights 41 on November 17. This spectacular event promises to be a cauldron of high-octane Muay Thai, kickboxing, and MMA bouts, each loaded with the potential to redefine the rankings and the future of the fighters.
In the spotlight, the Muay Thai main event pits #3-ranked flyweight contender Dedduanglek Tded99 against Nakrob Fairtex. Dedduanglek, a force to be reckoned with since his February debut in ONE, boasts an undefeated streak in the promotion, including victories over notable opponents like Taiki Naito and Kongsuk Fairtex. As he steps into the ring, his eyes are set on further glory, aiming to challenge Rodtang Jitmuangnon for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title.
However, Nakrob Fairtex, the 25-year-old sensation, isn’t stepping back. Despite a recent setback against WBC Muay Thai World Champion Nabil Anane, Nakrob’s record, adorned with two knockouts, speaks of his lethal prowess. A victory here could catapult him into the coveted rankings, turning the tables in the flyweight division.
But that’s not all. The night promises more fireworks in the form of Rak Erawan versus Songchainoi Kiatsongrit. Both fighters carry reputations as relentless finishers. Rak, with his 2-0 record in ONE Friday Fights, both wins by stoppage, and Songchainoi’s flawless 4-0 promotional record, including three consecutive knockouts, set the stage for a catchweight clash that’s nothing short of explosive. The winner here not only earns bragging rights but also a potential leap forward in their career.
Adding to the Muay Thai excitement, Yodlekpet “The Destroyer” Or Atchariya faces Tagir Khalilov in a clash of titans. Both known for their aggressive styles and heavy hands, this matchup is a recipe for a spectacular showdown. Yodlekpet, coming off a rare decision loss, is hungry for redemption, while Khalilov, eager to bounce back from a stoppage loss to Superlek Kiatmoo9, has his own point to prove.
Amidst the Muay Thai dominance, a singular kickboxing bout stands out. View Petkosol and Sergek Oorzhak will go head-to-head, promising a dynamic and stylistic contrast that is sure to captivate kickboxing aficionados.
The MMA portion of the event is equally gripping. At flyweight, the Burmese sensation Tun Min Naing, also known as Sulaiman Looksuan or Toben Sor Kanitsorn, returns to the ONE ring. With an impressive record at Lumpinee Stadium, including stoppages over Chaongoh Jitmuangnon and Pheteak Sor.Thepparat, Naing is poised to rebound from his defeat to Kabilan Jelevan. His opponent, the American Kijani Aytch, based in Bangkok and a veteran of local events like RWS and Super Champ, is no pushover and could provide a stern test.
In the flyweight division, Ruslan Satiev’s perfect 4-0 record, all wins by first-round finishes, will be tested against the more experienced Farid Alibabazade, holding an 11-5-1 record. This clash of styles and experience levels is a classic MMA storyline, where the raw power and aggression of Satiev meets the seasoned grit of Alibabazade.
In welterweight action, the undefeated Russian Gadzhimurad Amirzhanov (4-0) faces off against Morteza Noroozi (2-0) of Iran. Both fighters bring unblemished records and a hunger to establish dominance in the division. This bout is more than a test of skill; it’s a battle for future positioning and a statement to the welterweight roster.
The evening’s MMA offerings kick off with Leandro Gomes (4-1) from Portugal clashing with Turkey’s Milad Huseyini (2-0) in a flyweight bout. With both fighters looking to make a mark in ONE Championship, this match could be a springboard for the winner’s aspirations in the division.
ONE Friday Fights 41 Full Fight Card
- Muay Thai Flyweight Bout: Dedduanglek Tded99 vs. Nakrob Fairtex
- 116-pound Muay Thai Catchweight Bout: Songchainoi Kiatsongrit vs. Rak Erawan
- 132-pound Muay Thai Catchweight Bout: Suriyanlek Por Yenying vs. Tomyamkoong Bhumjaithai
- 138-pound Muay Thai Catchweight Bout: Buakhiao Por Paoin vs. Paruehatnoi TBM Gym
- 126-pound Muay Thai Catchweight Bout: Parnpet Sor Jor Lekmuangnon vs. Meysam Adelniya
- 114-pound Muay Thai Catchweight Bout: Yodnumchai Fairtex vs. Champagnarm Por Pramuk
- 136-pound Muay Thai Catchweight Bout: Yodlekpet Or Atchariya vs. Tagir Khalilov
- 126-pound Kickboxing Catchweight Bout: View Petkosol vs. Aslanbek Zikreev
- Muay Thai Flyweight Bout: Sulaiman LooksuanAutomuaythai vs. Kijani Jacquary Kwami Aytch
- MMA Flyweight Bout: Ruslan Satiev vs. Farid Alibabazade
- MMA Welterweight Bout: Gadzhimurad Amirzhanov vs. Morteza Noroozi
- MMA Flyweight Bout: Leandro Gomes vs. Milad Hosseini