Friday, July 27th: It was a a night of glorious debuts and wonderful redemption for the three ‘One Super Series’ contests on tonight’s One Championship show in Manila, Philippines.
Former Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Stadium World Champion Chamuaktong from Bangkok’s famous OK Saenchai gym of showcased his world-class fighting skills, defeating challenger Brown Pinas of the Netherlands, via a unanimous pointsdecision.
Making his ONE Super Series debut, Chamuaktong dazzled, putting his treacherous Muay Thai clinch game on full display, while connecting on a plethora of elbows and knees
from close quarters. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Chamuaktong after three rounds.
After falling short in his ONE Super Series debut two months ago, two-time Muay Thai World Champion Chris Ngimbi sought the redemption that he desired, edging out Armen Petrosyan via split decision in their three-round catch weight kickboxing showdown.
Although Petrosyan kept himself aggressive all throughout the contest, Ngimbi landed the more telling blows from bell to bell, which was enough to persuade two of three cageside judges to score in his favor.
In the final ONE Super Series Muay Thai contest of the night, former ONE Warrior Series entrant Panicos Yusuf of Cyprus earned a unanimous decision victory over Han Zi Hao of China after a gruelling three-round affair.
Operating behind a sound game plan and well-placed strikes, Yusuf countered Han consistently with a myriad of combinations off the back foot. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Yusuf.