ONE 156 might just have hosted the greatest fight in the entire history of the promotion. It lasted less than three minutes but the back and forth battle between Liam Harrison and Muangthai PKSaenchaigym will be remembered for years.
It looked like it was going to be a routine win for the Thai fighter when he dropped Harrison with a head kick after less than a minute. The Englishman was badly hurt and it didn’t look like he would beat the count.
He was knocked down again almost instantly by Muangthai and the fight seemed as good as over. No-one could have predicted what would happen next:
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Harrison didn’t just get back to his feet and continue fighting, something which few men would have managed to do under the circumstances. He went to war with Muangthai unleashing a barrage of punches to turn the tables and knock the Thai fighter down.
In the space of less than a minute the roles had been completely reversed and while Muangthai did not look badly hurt after the first knockdown he was put on his back again seconds later. Harrison smelled blood and with his opponent on wobbly legs he was able to secure the third and final knockdown.
Under ONE Championship rules the fight is called off after three knockdowns. It was the most stunning comeback the promotion has ever witnessed in its 11 year history.
Afterwards Harrison was informed he would be picking up not one but two bonuses for his performance, earning himself $100,000 USD. The good news did not end there for the Englishman, he also earned himself a shot at reigning bantamweight Muay Thai champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao.
Harrison is currently riding a five fight winning streak with two of those victories coming in the ONE Super Series. He has missed out on several fights due to the pandemic but is back on track now after a career defining win.