Saemapetch Fairtex Knocks Out Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai in First Round

28 May 2021 – Singapore: ONE Championship™ (ONE), Asia’s largest global sports media property, returned Friday with ONE: FULL BLAST, a tape-delayed event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The show featured a ONE Super Series main event between top-ranked Muay Thai contenders, an exciting welterweight kickboxing battle, and three action-packed mixed martial arts contests.

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In the main event, former ONE World Title challenger and #1-ranked bantamweight Muay Thai contender Saemapetch Fairtex stopped #3-ranked contender “Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai with a crushing body shot to win by first-round knockout.

Saemapetch and Kulabdam were calculated to start the contest, carefully gauging each other’s strengths while looking to capitalize on openings. After checking a kick from Kulabdam, the Fairtex star retaliated with a left cross to the liver that crumpled his Thai compatriot. With less than a minute to go in the round, Kulabdam could not continue, and Saemapetch was awarded the stoppage victory.

In the co-main event, rising Chinese mixed martial arts star “The Hunter” Xie Wei put together a dominant performance against promotional newcomer Kantharaj Agasa “Kannadiga” to win by technical knockout.

Xie attacked his foe relentlessly from the opening bell, showcasing a diverse array of striking combinations. Agasa tried to take matters to the ground but failed on multiple occasions. Following the second round, the Indian grappler could no longer take the punishment and quit on his stool.

In a spirited battle between welterweight kickboxers, Miles “The Punisher” Simson came away with a close unanimous decision victory over Santino Verbeek.

Team Lakay veteran Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly narrowly survived a second-round submission attempt and bounced back to beat Ahmed “The Prince” Faress by split decision.

In his main roster debut, ONE Warrior Series graduate Anthony “The Antidote” Do used an impressive triangle choke to score a second-round submission victory over “The Little Monster” Liang Hui.

Official Results for ONE: FULL BLAST
Muay Thai – Bantamweight: Saemapetch Fairtex defeats Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai via Knockout (KO) at 2:07 of Round 1
Mixed Martial Arts – Flyweight: Xie Wei defeats Kantharaj Agasa via Technical Knockout (TKO) at 5:00 of Round 2
Kickboxing – Welterweight: Miles Simson defeats Santino Verbeek via Unanimous Decision
Mixed Martial Arts – Featherweight: Edward Kelly defeats Ahmed Faress via Split Decision
Mixed Martial Arts – Catchweight (57.7 KG): Anthony Do defeats Liang Hui via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:55 of Round 2


Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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