Superbon Singha Mawynn and Marat Grigorian fought for the third time at ONE Friday Fights 58. The Thai became the interim featherweight kickboxing champion after claiming a unanimous decision win at Lumpinee Stadium.

Superbon established his jab immediately in the opening round. Grigorian kept coming forwards but was walking into some solid looking knees to the midsection, although he did put together some punches in the final seconds of the round.

They traded punches at the start of the second but Superbon was mixing in knees and kicks, landing a series of left kicks to his opponent’s body. Grigorian snapped his opponent’s head back with a left uppercut but ate two more straight knees before the end of the round.

Best round

The two men traded low kicks at the start of the third. Grigorian ripped punches to the body but Superbon countered with another knee to the midsection as his opponent started to mix things up with low kicks.

Grigorian kept coming forwards in the fourth but was stopped in his tracks by another knee to the midsection. He did connect with a left hook to the head which wobbled Superbon and started to come on strong, landing a right hand to the body.

It was clearly Grigorian’s best round of the fight but Superbon started to pick him off with body kicks in the final stanza. The Armenian tried to keep coming forwards but was constantly walking into counters as the Thai timed his knees to perfection.

Grigorian looked to land a flurry of punches in the final seconds but it was too little too late. All three judges scored the fight for Superbon who is crowned as the interim featherweight kickboxing champion.

Between them Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and Kulabdam Sor.Jor.Piek-U-Thai have won too many Muay Thai titles to list. They faced off in the co-main event and the respect between them was clear in a bantamweight fight that started very slowly.

Gulabdam started to let his hands go in the second round and opened a cut by Nong-O’s right eye. The veteran was firing back with elbows and kicks of his own as the action started to intensify.

Former bantamweight champion Nong-O is popular with the Lumpinee crowd but he was on the back foot on the third. Kulabdam walked through his body kicks to throw punching combinations but the fight was paused for the doctors to assess the cut by the former’s eye.

Nong-O seemed to benefit from the break and came out firing off hard body kicks. By contrast Kulabdam looked to have run out of steam and he faded from the fight in the closing stages, with his veteran opponent taking a unanimous decision win.

One handed

There was disappointment for Seksan Or Kwanmiang. The Thai veteran saw his nine fight winning streak snapped by promotional newcomer Yutaro Asahi in a decision loss that came in a catchweight contest set at 142lbs.

Earlier in the evening one handed fighter Jake Peacock made a triumphant start to his ONE Championship career. The Englishman, whose father Gavin Peacock played for Chelsea and Newcastle United, beat Kohei Shinjo by unanimous decision in a bantamweight fight.

ONE Friday Fights 58, Bangkok, April 5th
Kickboxing: Superbon Singha Mawynn def. Marat Grigorian Kwanmuang via Decision (Unanimous)
Muay Thai: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao def. Kulabdam Sor.Jor.Piek-U-Thai Kwanmuang via Decision (Unanimous)
Muay Thai: Yutaro Asahi def. Saeksan Or Kwanmuang via Decision (Unanimous)
Muay Thai: Nakrob Fairtex def. Muangthai PKSaenchaigym via Decision (Unanimous)
Muay Thai: Kongthoranee Sor.Sommai def. Jaosuayai SorcDechapan via Decision (Unanimous)
Muay Thai: Shadow Singmawynn def. Erik Hehir via TKO (High kicks) at 0:53 of R3
Muay Thai: Kompetch Fairtex def. Kongchai Chanaidonmuang via Decision (Unanimous)
Muay Thai: Jake Peacock def. Kohei Shinjo via Decision (Unanimous)
Kickboxing: Zhang Peimian def. Aliff Sor Dechapan via Decision (Unanimous)
Muay Thai: Jurai Ishii def. Satoshi Katashima via Decision (Unanimous)