Regian Eersel’s first fight with Sinsamut Klinmee was close but the Dutchman left no doubt in the rematch. He stopped the Thai fighter with a left hook to the body midway through the fourth round.

Eersel had been targeting the body throughout the fight and it proved to be a shrewd investment. As soon as the left hand to the liver landed Klinmee put up his hand to signal that he was done.

Eersel let his hands go in the first round as Klinmee looked to counter with body kicks. The Dutchman also attacked with flying knees which helped to keep the challenger on the back foot.

Anyone’s fight

In the second stanza Eersel began to throw straight punches to the body and head of his opponent. Sinsamut landed a sharp elbow at close quarters and continued to score with the body kicks.

The third round was close but Eersel again targeted the body with straight right hands. Sinsamut looked sharp at the start of the fourth, throwing kicks to the body and head.

It looked to be anyone’s fight at this stage but having taken numerous straight right hands to the body the left hook to the liver proved to be the final straw for Sinsamut. Eersel has now won nine fights out of nine for ONE Championship and was handed a $50,000 USD bonus for this performance.

Best of the rest

Muangthai PKSaenchaigym stopped Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek-U-Thai with one of his trademark elbows in the co-main event. He knocked the former ‘fighter of the year’ out midway through the third round.

There was a triumphant return to ONE Championship for Sam-A Gaiyanghadao. He finished Ryan Sheehan with a counter left hand late in the second round.

ONE Friday Fights 9, Bangkok, March 17th
Regian Eersel (c) def. Sinsamut Klinmee via KO (Punch to the body) at 1:17 of R4
Muangthai PKSaenchaigym def. Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek-U-Thai via KO (Elbow) at 1:37 of R3
Sam-A Gaiyanghadao def. Ryan Sheehan via KO (Punch) at 2:52 of R2
Phetjee Jaa Or Meekun def. Fani Peloumpi via TKO (Punch to the body) at 1:38 of R2
Sulaiman Looksuan def. Chaongoh Jitmuangnon via KO (Punch) at 1:30 of R2
Saeksan Or Kwanmuang def. Silviu Vitez via Decision (Unanimous)
Yodlekpet Or Pitisak def. Saman Ashouri via KO (Punch) at 0:27 of R2
Tagir Khalilov def. Black Panther via KO (Punch to the body) at 2:04 of R1
MMA: Tatsumitsu Wada def. Ernesto Montilla via Submission (Rear-naked choke) at 1:52 of R1
MMA: Yoon Chang Min def. Kirill Gorobets via Decision (Split)
Nakrob Fairtex def. Chen Jiayi via TKO (Knees) at 2:45 of R2