Tukkatatong Petpayathai, 30, was a two-time Channel 7 Muay Thai Champion, a North East Thailand Champion and an Andaman League Tournament Champion. He is currently signed with ONE Championship and is competing the promotion’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.
“ONE Championship is the biggest stage I have ever fought on,” Tukkatatong stated. “There are so many people following ONE around the world.”
On June 29, 2018, Tukkatatong made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior.” He competed in a kickboxing contest in the welterweight division and defeated Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout, 35, of France via unanimous decision.
Even before joining ONE Championship, Tukkatatong was already a Muay Thai icon. If it was not for his perseverance and will, chances are he would not have even made it to icon status in Thailand.
“I am most proud of my Channel 7 Stadium belts,” Tukkatatong stated. “My proudest win would be when I beat Ninmongkon, as he was a top fighter.”
Tukkatatong has his father to thank for showing him what it means to not give up. His father was a big Muay Thai fan.
“Seeing my dad continue to fight and refusing to give up taught me that you can overcome anything, as long as you keep fighting,” Tukkatatong shared. “I carry this with me today. I refuse to give up.”
Currently, Tukkatatong is based in Singapore and working as an instructor at Evolve MMA. He is motivated by the success that his colleagues have attained on the ONE Championship stage.
“All my Muay Thai world champion teammates at Evolve MMA have performed so well so far in the ONE Super Series,” Tukkatatong said. “I look forward to putting on a show too.”
On September 8, 2018, Tukkatatong will return to the ONE Super Series ring. He will compete in a kickboxing match in the bantamweight division against former Lion Fight Lightweight World Champion Ognjen Topic, 32, of the United States.
Watch Tukkatatong’s ONE Championship debut here: