The ONE Championship came back with an explosive martial arts card featuring determined stars and top contenders. Tonight, the world's largest martial arts organization ONE 158: Tawanchai vs. Larsen is broadcasting live from Singapore's indoor stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
One Championship 158: Tawanchai vs. Larsen event was held on June 3, 2022 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Kallan, Singapore. The 13 bout cards included ten MMA bouts, two kickboxing bouts and just one dead Thai bout.
Tawanchai vs. Niclas Larsen was headlining today as the main event in Singapore.
The Muay Thai Fight was a title eliminator to decide who would compete with Petchmorakot Petchyindee for the next ONE Championship Featherweight Muay Thai title. Tawanchai won the knockout stage in the second round.
Twanchai proved why he is considered the talent of the race. Prior to the bout, the 23-year-old fighter had predicted he would win by knockout in Round Two. That's what he did, ending the contest at 2:42 in the second round. The win earned him a title shot and a $ 50,000 performance bonus.
Tawanchai PK.Saenchai vs. Niclas Larsen highligh
In the first round, the two fighters greeted each other aggressively with kicks and punches from the first round. Tawanchai knocked down a counter punch. He then kicked Larsen in the body with a push kick. The Danish fighter continued to advance but Tawanchai picked up his shots and hit better kicks and punches.
Larsen swept clean and knocked his Thai opponent to the ground. He soon got back on his feet, where he traded shots, one of which had a hard kick on Larsen's body. Towards the end of the round, Tawanchai hit a hard punch which caused his opponent to stumble back.
In the second round, the 'Dream Chaser' kept up the good work and kept eating body kicks. Tawanchai, 23, was doing well in this round with hard punches and body kicks. As Larsen advanced, his opponent joined a sharp left that sent him to the ground. The Danish fighter was unable to stand. The match ended in Round Two as a knockout victory for the Thai-born fighter.
Muay Thai is now widely regarded as one of the pound-for-pound capabilities, with Tunchai expected to get the next crack at his division's reigning champion, his fellow Thai Patchmorakot Patchyindee.
For the latest results and video highlights, check out below.
Tawanchai PK.Saenchai def. Niclas Larsen via KO — Round 2, 1:42 — Muay thai
Fabricio Andrade def. Kwon Won Il via KO — Round 1, 1:02
Reece McLaren def. Xie Wei via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 1, 3:42
Kairat Akhmetov def. Tatsumitsu Wada via unanimous decision
Guto Inocente def. Rade Opacic by KO — Round 1, 2:33 — kickboxing
Alex Silva def. Adrian Mattheis via submission (inside heel hook) — Round 1, 3:34
Gurdarshan Mangat def. Yodkaikaew Fairtex via split decision
Constantin Rusu def. Marouan Toutouh via unanimous decision — kickboxing
Marcus Buchecha def. Simon Carson via TKO — Round 1, 2:24
Odie Delaney def. Mehdi Barghi via submission (keylock) — Round 2, 2:22
Jasur Mirzamukhamedov def. Duke Didier via split decision