Sinsamut Klinmee’s ONE Championship debut could not have gone much better. He stepped in at late notice and knocked out kickboxing legend Nieky Holzken in the second round.

That performance earned the Thai a $50,000 USD bonus and instantly established him as a top contender in the lightweight division. But Sinsamut was not a particularly big name, nowhere near as famous as his brother Sudsakorn Klinmee or his cousin Rambaa Somdet.

So fans would have been wondering whether he could ever replicate what appeared to be the performance of a lifetime? He answered that question with an emphatic ‘yes’ at ONE 159 tonight.

Sinsamut knocked out Liam Nolan in the second round with a stunning left hook:

No chance

The Englishman appeared to get the better of the first three minutes. In the break his corner encouraged him to be more aggressive and to punish Sinsamut when he made him miss.

It didn’t play out like that though. Nolan decided to take a more aggressive approach and came out with a step in knee but Sinsamut timed it to perfection and landed a left hook.

The referee started giving him a count. But is soon became clear that there was absolutely no chance of the Englishman being able to recover and continue fighting.

Afterwards Sinsamut was informed he would be the recipient of another $50,000 USD bonus and it is fair to say he was happy with the news:

Intriguing possibility 

It has been a lucrative few months for the 26 year old who finally appears ready to step out from the shadow case by his more famous relatives and establish himself as a bona fide star.  Nobody could question his lightweight credentials, the only problem for Sinsamut is that he has already taken out the top two contenders and there doesn’t appear to be another suitable opponent.

A lightweight kickboxing title fight against Regian Eersel is an intriguing possibility for Sinsamut. He might come from a Muay Thai background but it has been the punching power of the Pattaya native that has won him his first two ONE Championship fights.

Afterwards Sinsamut made it clear he was ready for anyone and everyone. With two second rounds knockouts in the space of four months his career has absolutely taken off and the Thai already looks one of the most accomplished stand up fighters on the roster.