A new atomweight contender emerged at ONE Friday Fights 7. So Yul Kim choked out Souris Manfredi in the opening round to extend her winning streak to five and show that Seo Hee Ham is not the only Korean to watch out for in the division.
Kim has fought five times on ONE Championship cards and has won the last four. She was up against an opponent who is well known in the world of Muay Thai but was making her MMA debut.
The French fighter might have been expected to enjoy an advantage in striking terms. But Kim wobbled her with a hard right hand at the very start of the opening round.
After some striking exchanges Kim instigated a clinch and secured a body lock. She eventually tripped the Muay Thai Thai veteran to the canvass and went to work from inside Manfredi’s guard.
She moved into mount and locked in a guillotine choke. Manfredi did not tap but it quickly became clear that she was unconscious, the finish coming at. the 4:12 mark. With the win Kim improves to 7-1 while her opponent drops to 0-1.
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In the main event Rambolek Chor Ajalaboon knocked out Theeradet Chor Hapayak in the opening round of their catchweight contest. He picked up a $50,000 USD bonus for his efforts.
ONE Friday Fights 7, Bangkok, March 3rd
Rambolek Chor Ajalaboon def. Theeradet Chor Hapayak via KO (Punch) at 0:10 of R2
Kongchai Chanaidonmuang def. Chalamkhao PKSaenchaigym via Decision (Unanimous)
Ritnaka Or Bor Jor NakhonPhanom def. Rittidet Kiatsongrit via Decision (Split)
Petchbanrai Singha Mawynn def. Sakaengam Jitmuangnon via Decision (Unanimous)
Yuly Alves def. Kwanjai Sor Tawanrung via Decision (Split)
Samingdam Chor Ajalaboon def. Rittidet Sor Sommai via KO (Punches) at 0:25 of R2
Yodphupha Tor Yotha def. Ilyas Musaev via Decision (Unanimous)
MMA: Lawrence Philips def. Ben Parker via KO (Slam) at 0:18 of R1
Arash Mardani def. Mamurjon Khamidov via Decision (Unanimous)
Lisa Brierley def. Rungnapa Por Muangphet via KO (Punch) at 1:09 of R1
MMA: So Yul Kim def. Souris Manfredi via Technical Submission (Guillotine choke) at 4:12 of R1
Samingdam Looksuan def. Shakhriyor Jurayev via Decision (Unanimous)