ONE: NO SURRENDER II kicks off on Friday, 14 August, in Bangkok, Thailand – and there are three storylines of redemption that Singaporeans won’t want to miss.
1 – Saemapetch Looking To Redeem Himself For Two Prior Losses
The first reason you shouldn’t miss out on the action this Friday is because of the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament, in which the tournament champion will get a shot at division king Nong-O Gaiyanghadao.
In the first semifinal matchup, Saemapetch takes on old foe Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym in the night’s main event.
The two men have met outside of ONE on three occasions, with Rodlek leading the series 2-1.
If Saemapetch could get past the man known as the “The Steel Locomotive,” he will take one step closer to a potential showdown with another former rival – Nong-O.
2 – Pinto Looks To Settle Score With Former Rival’s Coach
In the night’s co-main event, Europe-born strikers Mehdi Zatout and Pinto will clash in a bantamweight kickboxing contest.
French-Algerian Zatout is an ISKA World Champion and WBC World Champion, while Pinto – also from France – was the recipient of the 2010 Lumpinee Stadium Best Fighter Of The Year award.
What makes the match more intriguing is that Adam Noi, a student of Zatout, defeated Pinto in the latter’s ONE debut.
If Pinto can beat Zatout, not only will he bump his stock up in the division, but he will also redeem himself for his earlier loss.
3 – Pongsiri Aims For Another World Title Shot
Pongsiri came up short in his ONE debut when he stepped in as a late replacement and battled Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy for the inaugural ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship.
Even though he had under a week to prepare for the bout, he stood his ground against Petchmorakot. Unfortunately for him, he just couldn’t get ahead and dropped a decision loss.
If he beats compatriot Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy this Friday, however, he may make a case for another shot at Petchmorakot’s gold.
With a full training camp behind him, Pongsiri will be looking to prove he is deserving of the belt.
Will Saemapetch, Pinto, and Pongsiri redeem themselves at ONE: NO SURRENDER this Friday, 14 August, in Bangkok, Thailand?
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