ONE Championship is pulling out all the stops for the fight card at Lumpinee Stadium on March 17th. The event consist primarily of Muay Thai fights and will be headlined by a lightweight title rematch pitting champion Regian Eersel against challenger Sinsamut Klinmee for the second time.
The two first met at ONE on Prime Video 3. The fight could not have been any closer but it was the Dutchman who ran out as the winner by way of split decision.
The result was sufficiently controversial for the promotion to have ordered an immediate rematch. This time Sinsamut will be fighting on home soil at ONE Friday Fights 10, with the event broadcast live by Channel 7 in Thailand.
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In the co-main event at Lumpinee Stadium two top Thai fighters will go head to head in a bout that is sure to generate plenty of local interest. Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek U-Thai faces Muangthai PKSaenchaigym in a bantamweight battle between two opponents coming off impressive wins on these cards.
At ONE Friday Fights 2 Kulabdam won a decision over Saengmanee Sor Tienpo. At ONE Friday Fights 1 Muangthai beat Mavlud Tupiev and the three previous fights between these men have ended in a win apiece and a draw.
Highlights from the second meeting between Kulabdam and Muangthai pic.twitter.com/rVD8hP19nZ
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As previously announced Sam-A Gaiyanghadao will be fighting for ONE Championship for the first time since 2021. The former strawweight kickboxing and Muay Thai champion will be taking on Ryan Sheehan at Lumpinee Stadium.
Sam-A never lost his kickboxing strap in a fight. The belt was made vacant after he moved back to Bangkok and started fighting in the stadiums there.
Jonathan Di Bella faced Zhang Peimian for the vacant belt at ONE 162 last year with the Canadian running out as winner. But Sam-A will be looking to recapture the title he never truly lost.
The 39 year old takes the first step on that journey on March 17th when he takes on Sheehan who is 14 years his junior. The Irishman is coming off a split decision win over another veteran, Jomhod Eminentair, that earned him the WBC 122lbs title.
But Sam-A has an impressive collection of titles of his own. He has held the ONE Championship flyweight Muay Thai title, strawweight Muay Thai title and strawweight kickboxing title.
Before that Sam-A held two Lumpinee titles and four Thailand titles, During his brief stint away from ONE Championship he captured the True4U featherweight title.
ONE Friday Fights 9, Bangkok, March 27th
Regian Eersel (c) vs. Sinsamut Klinmee (For lightweight title)
Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek U-Thai vs. Muangthai PKSaenchaigym (Bantamweight)
Muay Thai: Sam-A Gaiyanghadao vs. Ryan Sheehan (Strawweight)
Nakrob Fairtex vs. Ploywittaya Chor Wimolsin (Flyweight)
Chaongoh Jitmuangnon vs. Sulaiman Looksuan (Flyweight)
Saeksan Or. Kwanmuang vs. Silviu Vitez (Catchweight)
Panpayak Jitmuangnon vs. Nabil Anane (Flyweight)
Yodlekpet Or. Pitisak vs. Saman Ashouri (Catchweight)
MMA: Yoon Chang Min vs. Kirill Gorobets (Catchweight)
MMA: Tatsumitsu Wada vs. Ernesto Montilla (Flyweight)
Tagir Khalilov vs. Black Panther (Flyweight)