With 10 high-level Muay Thai contests and a pair of MMA bouts to open the show, fans can expect a card full of epic battles and memorable finishes live in Asia primetime from Bangkok, Thailand.
Both men scored stunning victories in their promotional debuts. Jaosuayai stopped the surging Petsukumvit Boi Bangna with a first-round knockout, while Paidang sent Batman or Atchariya to the canvas twice en route to a thrilling unanimous decision.
However, both competitors have dropped decisions since then, and they’ll be eager to rekindle their early momentum. With Jaosuayai’s unpredictable style and Paidang’s strong kicking and clinch game, their matchup offers up an intriguing technical battle.
Just before that, the red-hot Aliff Sor Dechapan meets promotional newcomer Peyman Zolfaghari in a 120-pound catchweight Muay Thai tilt.
Aliff has delivered three straight wins under the ONE Friday Fights banner, including a pair of performance bonus-winning knockouts against Rittidet Kiatsongrit and Ratchadej Sor Petjumrat.
Zolfaghari must work hard to halt the Thai-Malaysian phenom, but the aggressive Iranian is renowned for his relentless pressure and won’t hesitate to get in his rival’s face.
Khunsuk Sor Dechapan and Detphupa ChotBangsaen look set to offer up another thriller in their 113-pound catchweight Muay Thai contest.
Khunsuk has posted a 3-1 slate in ONE to date and has scored two knockouts, utilizing his heavy boxing, low kicks, and intensity.
However, Detphupa is cut from the same cloth and won’t take a backward step in his debut. Expect him to meet his foe in the middle and slug it out until a winner is decided.
With more Thai stars and strikers from all around the world – including Norway, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, and Lebanon – the stand-up portion of the card is stacked with must-see matchups.
Plus, Australia’s Coopar Royle will open the show against the Philippines’ Ely Fernandez in a flyweight MMA curtain-raiser.
Full Card For ONE Friday Fights 40
- Jaosuayai Sor Dechapan vs. Paidang Kiatsongrit (Muay Thai – flyweight)
- Aliff Sor Dechapan vs. Peyman Zolfaghari (Muay Thai – 120-pound catchweight)
- Petpairin Sor Jor Tongprachin vs. Bhumjaithai Mor Tor 1 (Muay Thai – 123-pound catchweight)
- Khunsuk Sor Dechapan vs. Detphupa ChotBangsaen (Muay Thai – 113-pound catchweight)
- Yangdam Jitmuangnon vs. Mehrdad Khanzadeh (Muay Thai – 122-pound catchweight)
- Nongam Fairtex vs. Phetchumpair Highland Gym (Muay Thai – 110-pound catchweight)
- Ricardo Bravo vs. Oliver Hansen (Muay Thai – 165-pound catchweight)
- Xavier Gonzalez vs. Omar El Halabi (Muay Thai – 126-pound catchweight)
- Samingdam LooksuanAutomuaythai vs. Rhuam Felipe Morais Caldas (Muay Thai – flyweight)
- Samingnum M Ekachart vs. Parham Gheiratimarkeye (Muay Thai – bantamweight)
- Ivan Parshikov vs. Ben Royle (MMA – bantamweight)
- Coopar Royal vs. Ely Fernandez (MMA – flyweight)