Fairtex Fight 2 took place at Lumpinee Stadium last night. It was the second time the iconic venue had hosted a Muay Thai fight and ONE Championship veteran and IMMAF winner Quitin Thomas faced Magomed Kadimagomedov in the main event.
With Thomas representing Tiger Muay Thai and Kadimagomedov fighting out of Nova Uniao it was something of a Phuket derby. The American southpaw looked to have the edge in the early striking exchanges as he fired off kicks.
But when Kadimagomedov answered with a kick of his own Thomas caught it and took the Russian down. A scramble ensued and the Nova Uniao representative rapidly popped back up to his feet.
The American was on the receiving end of an accidental low blow as he shot for another takedown. Thomas was the aggressor but was struggling to find his range against a taller opponent who was looking to land head kicks.
With the round coming to an end Kadimagomedov started to come on strong. He hurt Thomas with knees and punches but the American rallied and was landing shots of his own as the bell sounded.
At the start of the second round Kadimagomedov threw another head kick which was blocked but still seemed to rock Thomas. He swarmed all over the American who fell out of the ropes causing the fight to be paused.
Ground and pound
Thomas immediately caught a kick and shot for a takedown, this time it was Kadimagomedov who went between the ropes. The American was exhausted and his opponent capitalized, finishing some fight with some gentle ground and pound at the 1:50 mark.
Kadimagomedov, who appears to have a background in BJJ, improves to 1-0 after winning in his pro debut. Thomas remains winless as a professional despite his success in the amateurs and drops to 0-2.