The full fight card for ONE Lumpinee 1 has been released. It will be the promotion’s first time putting on an event at the famous Muay Thai stadium and is set for January 20th. In total there will be 12 fights on the card which features two MMA bouts.
Ten fights were announced today and they feature some big names. Muangthai PKSaenchaigym is on the comeback trail after his devastating defeat at the hands of Liam Harrison.
Muangthai knocked the Englishman down twice in the opening round, only to be knocked down three times in one of the most exciting fights in the history of the sport. The bantamweight takes on Mavlud Tupiev, an Uzbek who fights out of Tiger Muay Thai.
Multiple division Rajadamnern and Lumpinee champion Prajanchai PKSaenchaigym will be looking to get back to winning ways after his shock defeat to Joseph Lasiri. That loss cost him his ONE Championship strawweight belt.
He faces a tough test here, the 28 year old takes on Kompetch Sitsarawatsuer who has won numerous titles at Lumpinee Stadium and Channel 7 Stadium in the past. The two have fought twice in the past, sharing a win each.
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As previously announced Nong-O Gaiyanghadao is set to defend his bantamweight Muay Thai title against Alaverdi Ramazanov in the main event. The fight was first scheduled for ONE: ‘X’ in March but the Russian was removed from the card for reasons which remain undisclosed.
Felipe Lobo replaced him and was stopped in the third round by Nong-O. The fight was then rebooked for ONE on Prime Video 6 which takes place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on January 15th.
But instead it will headline the promotion’s first ever event at Lumpinee Stadium. Nong-O will be fighting at the venue for the first time since 2014.
At ONE on Prime Video 1 the Thai successfully defended his bantamweight belt for the sixth time, stopping Lian Harrison with low kicks. Ramazanov was the promotion’s bantamweight kickboxing champion but he lost that strap to Captain Petchyindee only to beat the Thai by split decision in the rematch.
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One of the most popular Muay Thai fighters in Thailand has signed with ONE Championship and will make his debut next month. Seksan Or Kwanmuang is the latest in a long line of stars from the sport to put pen to paper on a deal with the promotion.
Seksan will be taking on Australia’s Tyson Harrison who also makes his promotional debut. The Thai is a two time Rajadamnern lightweight champion and was the 2015 Sports Authority of Thailand ‘fighter of the year’.
The 33 year old fought Rodtang twice in 2019 and the rematch at Rajadamnern earned ‘fight of the year’ honours. He has also won the Rajadamnern Stadium ‘fight of the year’ award in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
Seksan has been in with numerous ONE Championship fighters in the past including Panpayak Jitmuangnon. Superlek Kiatmoo9 and Sangmanee Sor Tienpo as well as Rodtang.
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At a press conference earleir this month a broadcast deal with Channel 7 was also announced as well as a partnership between ONE Championship and Tero Entertainment. Chatri Sityodtong hailed the significance of the deal,
“It’s an honor to announce that Channel 7, Thailand’s largest broadcaster, and Tero Entertainment will be the new home for live broadcasts of ONE Championship in Thailand beginning in 2023. This collaboration will allow Thai fans to watch the world’s best martial arts action live in primetime, including the historic ONE Lumpinee events and our monthly ONE Fight Night cards. Muay Thai has been an integral part of my life, and I’m proud to share the beauty and skill of the sport to the world through ONE.”