This article is the play-by-play to accompany the live coverage of ONE Championships “No Surrender 2” event. Live coverage of the show can be viewed here.
Main Card (8:30AM EDT / 7:30PM ICT)
Bout 1: Huang Ding vs. Fahdi Khaled (135 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)
Like all ONE Muay Thai bouts, the fights on Friday were done with the promotion’s MMA gloves. Khaled had a strong first round, keeping Huang at a distance with kicks and landing strikes as well. Huang was not able to land much in the round. Khaled started to throw elbows as it was wrapping up.
Huang started the first round by advancing more, although Khaled was able to connected with strikes on the backfoot. Khaled landed a series of knees to the body in a clinch in the final minute of the round.
Huang was his most aggressive at the start of the third round, as he came forward at Khaled with punches. Khaled continued to land punches from a distance in the final round. Going to the judges, Khaled got the win.
Bout 2: Yodkaikaew Fairtex (4-2-1) vs. John Shink (3-0) (135 lbs) (MMA Bout)
After a minute of striking, Shink got a takedown from a clinch. Yodkaikaew was able to get back to his feet, although Shink was able to get another takedown in a body lock against the ropes. Shink moved into side control before they returned to the feet yet again. Yodkaikaew was able to put together singular shots on the feet. The pace of the striking picked up significantly in the final minute.
Shink got another takedown in the first minute of the second round. Like the moments on the ground before, Yodkaikaew was quick to get up. Shink got hurt by a left hook on the feet shortly after. Another left hook from Yodkaikaew dropped Shink, giving the Thai figher a walk-off victory.
Bout 3: Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy vs. Pongsiri PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym (155 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)
Sorgraw had a clear height advantage over Pongsiri that was visible when the fight started. Sorgraw had a strong start, landing singular leg kicks or jabs on Pongsiri.
Pongsiri landed more strikes in the second round, coming forward with strikes, although it seemed like Sorgraw was still landing with a higher volume throughout.
Sorgraw continued his forward pressure in the final round. Going to the judges, Sorgraw was given the nod.
Bout 4: Pongsiri Mitsatit (10-5) vs. Akihiro Fujisawa (5-3) (130 lbs) (MMA Bout)
The fight started with a minute of close striking between the two. Fujisawa got a takedown in the second minute, getting full guard on top. Fujisawa advanced into full mount in the fourth minute, moving into side control shortly after. The fighters went back to the feet for the final 30 seconds of the fight. Mitsatit was dropped by a left hook in the final moments of the round. Fujisawa landed some ground and pound before they got back up. Fujisawa landed another left hook that dropped Mitsatit a second time, ending the fight.
Bout 5: Leo Pinto vs. Mehdi Zatout (145 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
The first round was a close one as the fighters went through a feeling out process. Zatout did a good job throughout the round to catch leg kicks, dumping Pinto to the ground in some instances.
Zatout landed a hard right cross late in the second round that connected clean. Zatout was pushing the pace throughout the fight while Pinto seemingly took more of a backseat.
Zatout continued to control the fight in the final round. The referee was getting involved frequently to break clinches. Needing scorecards to find a winner, Zatout was chosen as the winner.
Bout 6: Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym (145 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)
The fight started somewhat slow, with the referee even warning the fighters to be more active. Saemapetch pieced together some strikes late in the round, landing punches to the body of Rodlek in a counter-striking style.
Rodlek landed more strikes in the second round, walking down Saemapetch with strikes. Saemapetch was still able to counter-strike on his backfoot against Rodlek.
The third round was the closest, as Rodlek was able to land a fair amount of strikes against Saemapetch. Going to the scorecards, Saemapetch was picked to win the fight.