ONE Championship kept the action rolling inside Lumpinee Boxing Stadium at ONE Friday Fights 19 on June 2.
Mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and Muay Thai all saw time under the bright lights, and all of the action excited the crowd. The action was headlined by a big bantamweight Muay Thai collision between Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek Uthai and Ilyas Musaev. But there was plenty of other action lining the card.
Miss anything on Friday? This is the recap for ONE Friday Fights 19 from Bangkok.
Main Event: Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek Uthai vs. Ilyas Musaev
Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek Uthai vs. Ilyas Musaev
Kulabdam Winner by Unanimous Decision
The main event was a showcase for Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek Uthai.
The Thai star turned up the heat on Ilyas Musaev and kept him on the defensive throughout the contest. Kulabdam launched an all-out attack, and although Musaev was able to withstand the heat, he simply could not respond with enough offense to be a threat.
The victory put Kulabdam back in the win column and back on track to be a major player in the bantamweight division.
Ronachai Tor Ramintra vs. Aekkalak Sor Samarngarment
Ronachai Winner by Unanimous Decision
Rittidet Sor Sommai vs. Jalill Barnes
Rittidet Winner by Knockout
Den Sitnayoktaweeptaphong vs. Petrapha Sor Sopit
Petrapha Winner by Split Decision
Kohtao Petsomnuk vs. Amnartdet Sitnayokmot
Kohtao Winner by TKO
Parnpet Sor Jor Lekmuangnon vs. Soroush Akbari
Akbari Winner by Split Decision
Kaonar Sor Jor Thongprajin vs. Elbrus Osmanov
Osmanov Winner by Unanimous Decision
Panrit Lukjaomaesaiwaree vs. Ferzan Cicek
Cicek Winner by Knockout
Pongsiri Sor Jor Wichitpadriew vs. Noelisson Silva
Pongsiri Winner by Unanimous Decision
Natalia Diachkova vs. Lena Nocker
Diachkova Winner by TKO
Chen Rui vs. Drex Zamboanga
Chen Winner by Split Decision
Murad Umachiev vs. Ibragim Shaymanov
Umachiev Winner by Unanimous Decision
Ferzan Cicek had one of the most impressive performances of the evening. After enduring some punishment, Cicek rallied in the third round to close the show with a brilliant short left hook. The finish earned him the first performance bonus of the night.
Natalia Diachkova looked outstanding in her strawweight Muay Thai bout against Lena Nocker. In under two minutes, she battered Nocker with multiple knockdowns. The impressive performance will put her on the radar of the strawweight elite and make her an interesting contender to watch moving forward.
In the bantamweight MMA bout between Drex Zamboanga and Chen Rui, the Chinese athlete edged out the contest based on his damaging body work in the early rounds. Although Zamboanga rallied late in the third round, it wasn’t enough to overcome the power shots from Chen. “Ghost” picked up a crucial victory to keep moving forward in a fun-filled division.
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