If you didn’t know who Sinsamut Klinmee was before you do now! The Thai made his ONE Championship debut and knocked out kickboxing legend Nieky Holzken in the second round.
A devastating elbow from the Thai instantly ended the fight:
Down for the count ???? Sinsamut Klinmee ???????? SHOCKS THE WORLD with a one-punch knockout of Nieky Holzken! #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship#ONEX | PPV: 8PM SGT/8AM ET | Order PPV: https://t.co/eBUfsODAFL pic.twitter.com/UM7W3s8QLi
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 26, 2022
The bout was put together at the last minute and was contested under Muay Thai rules. Having spent his entire career kickboxing Holzken found himself in unfamiliar territory with an elbow from the Thai veteran hitting him flush on the face.
Holzken tried to beat the count but he was not on steady legs and the referee reached ten and then waved off the contest. The K-1 Max veteran has competed in 100s of kickboxing contests but has never been on the receiving end of an elbow like that.
As the old Thai saying goes ‘you might play football but you don’t play Muay Thai’! Klinmee certainly wasn’t playing today, scoring the biggest win of his career and putting himself right in the lightweight title picture.