Two ONE Championship veterans faced off in the third installment of Fairtex Fight Night. The bout was set for strawweight but only Kritsada Kongsrichai made weight, his opponent John Shink coming in heavy.
The Englishman scored an immediate takedown but Kongsrichai got to his feet following a scramble. Shink caught a kick and got him down again but the Thai fighter popped straight back up.
From the standing position Kongsrichai secured a body lock, threw Shink down and mounted him. But the Tiger Muay Thai representative worked his way back up and scored with a right hook.
He had Kongsrichai hurt and went to work with knees and elbows from the clinch. A right hook dropped him and the referee stepped in instantly to stop the fight.
With the win Shink improves to 4-1. Meanwhile Kongsrichai drops to 7-6 and remains winless since leaving ONE Championship.
Best of the rest
In the second MMA fight of the night Italo Freitas (10-10) blew Jack Ferguson (3-4) away. The experienced Brazilian made fast work of the New Zealander, dropping him with a leg kick after 30 seconds and then swarming all over him with punches.
The final MMA fight of the night was in the strawweight division. Noelle Grandjean (2-0) taking a hard fought decision win over Anita Karim (2-2).
This was the third time that Fairtex has held one of these fight cards at Lumpinee Stadium. The famous Muay Thai venue had never hosted an MMA fight before this year.