ONE Friday Fights 46 produced plenty of action with seven fighters receiving performance bonuses. Two new champions were crowned while a third successfully defended his title.

In the main event Superbon Banchamek challenged Tawanchai PKSaenchaigym for his featherweight Muay Thai title. Both men went to war for five rounds and entertained the crowd while giving the judges a tricky decision.

Two of them decided that Tawanchai had done enough to win the fight while a third scored it a draw making it a majority decision win for the champion. Afterwards he announced that he wanted to challenge for the featherweight kickboxing belt that used to be the property of Superbon.

Left elbow

The judges weren’t required in the co-main event. Joseph Lasiri had vowed to take the fight to Prajanchai PKSaenchaigym in their strawweight Muay thai unification bout.

The Italian was true to his word but it did not prove to be a winning strategy. Less than 90 seconds had elapsed in the opening round when he walked straight into a left elbow.

The referee gave Lasiri a chance to beat the count but it soon became clear that he was not going to recover. As well as unifying the strawweight Muay Thai titles Prajanchai picked up a $50,000 USD bonus.

Front foot

The sole kickboxing bout on the card was also a title fight. Phetjeeja Lukjaoporongtom and Anissa Meksen were battling for the right to call themselves the interim atomweight champion and it was the Thai fighter who prevailed with a unanimous decision win.

Both had run through all the opponents they had faced so far for ONE Championship. Meksen has more experience in kickboxing but Phetjeeja took to the sport like the proverbial duck to water.

She was on the front foot throughout the fight and forced Meksen to counter strike. Phetjeeja was more active with the French fighter unable to cope with the constant pressure.

Best of the rest

Nico Carrillo scored the biggest win of his career but he had to do it the hard way against Nong-O Gaiyanghadao. The Thai veteran landed so many low kicks in the opening round that the Scottish fighter was limping back to his corner.

Carrillo switched stance in an attempt to protect his left leg but the low kicks kept coming. Just when he seemed on the verge of collapse he landed an elbow which dropped the former bantamweight champion and finished the fight.

ONE Friday Fights 46, Bangkok, December 22nd
Tawanchai PKSaenchaigym def. Superbon Banchamek via Decision (Unanimous)
Prajanchai PKSaenchaigym def. Joseph Lasiri via KO (Elbow) at 1:28 of R1
Kickboxing: Phetjeeja Lukjaoporongtom def. Anissa Meksen via Decision (Unanimous)
Nico Carrillo def. Nong-O Gaiyanghadao via KO (Elbow) at 1:28 of R2
Saeksan Or Kwanmuang def. River Daz via Decision (Split)
Nabil Anane def. Muangthai PKSaenchaigym via Decision (Unanimous)
Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek-U-Thai def. Fariya Aminipour via KO (Punch to the body) at 2:51 of R1
Jawsuayai Sor Dechaphan def. Phetsukumvit Boybangna via Decision (Majority)
Suablack Tor Pran49 def. Craig Coakley via KO (Punch to the body) at 2:15 of R1
Chorfah Tor Sangtiennoi def. Eisaku Ogasawara via KO (Punch) at 0:57 of R2
Suriyanlek Por Yenying def. Yodkritsada Sor Sommai via KO (Punch) at 0:15 of R2