ONE 161 is set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium on September 29th and it will feature a featherweight Muay Thai title fight. Petchmorakot Petchyindee will be defending his title against Tawanchai PKSaenchaigym.
Petchmorakot has held the title since 2020 and successfully defended it three times. Before signing with ONE Championship he was a star in the Bangkok stadiums winning Lumpinee titles in three different divisions.
Petchmorakot win his first Lumpinee title in 2011 competing in the 105lbs division. Two years later he claimed the stadium’s 122lbs and 130lbs titles.
In his most recent title defence Petchmorakot scored a split decision win over Jimmy Vienot at ONE 157. There was some controversy surrounding the decision with many thinking that the Frenchman had done enough to win the fight.
Petchmorakot Petchyindee drops a BOMB on Jimmy Vienot in Round 4! 💣#ONE157 | #ONEChampionship | https://t.co/eBUfsOlZOd pic.twitter.com/9LwK69Wpas
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) May 20, 2022
Tawanchai has enjoyed a similar level of success in the Bangkok stadiums and was named the Lumpinee fighter of the year in 2018 although he hasn’t had the opportunity to fight for as many titles as Petchmorakot.
The 23 year old southpaw is coming off two very impressive stoppage wins. He has finished both Saemapetch Fairtex and Niclas Larsen with straight left hands.
He hasn’t had quite as much luck with the ONE Championship judges as Petchmorakot though. His most recent loss came last year when he dropped a split decision to Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong.
Relive Tawanchai's finish in slo-mo!#ONE158 #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/zMm2IBl5Md
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) June 5, 2022
The event will take place on a Thursday night, the first time ONE Championship has ever scheduled a show for this time slot. Less than two days later will be the promotion’s second live event on Amazon Prime.
ONE on Amazon Prime 2 is set to take place on October 1st (local time) which will be a Saturday morning in Singapore. The event will be broadcast live by the online streaming service in North America where the fights will take place on a Friday night.
ONE 161, Singapore, September 29th
Petchmorakot Petchyindee (c) vs. Tawanchai PKSaenchaigym (For featherweight Muay Thai title)