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[PHOTOS] Thailand vs France: Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, Samy Sana fight at ‘ONE: Enter the Dragon’ in Singapore

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Thailand and France were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on May 17, 2019. ONE Championship held the combat sports event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and six ONE Super Series contests, which were six kickboxing bouts, “ONE: Enter the Dragon” was the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2019 that took place in Singapore. The 13th bout was between “The Boxing Compu” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, 33, of Thailand and Samy “AK47” Sana, 30, of France.

Yodsaklai was one of the five representatives of Thailand at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” while Sana solely represented France. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Sana was 12 years old when he started his training in Muay Thai. He is of French and Algerian descent and was born in Paris, France on December 10, 1988.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Sana’s fourth ONE Super Series bout. He is training out of Phenix Muay Thai Paris and Venum Training Camp Thailand.

Red Corner

Yodsanklai is training out of Fairtex Gym. Among the prestigious titles he holds are three Lumpinee Stadium World Championships, two Lion Fight World Championships, two WMC World Championships and a WBC World Title.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Yodsanklai’s fourth ONE Super Series bout. He defeated his first three opponents in the league namely Chris “The African Warrior” Ngimbi, 34, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luis “Soot Raeng Geert” Regis, 33, of Australia and Andy “Souwer Power” Souwer, 36, of the Netherlands.

Fight Result

The bout between Yodsanklai and Sana was one of the four quarter-final bouts in the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of Sana, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” improved the professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of Sana to 134 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Yodsanklai now has 202 wins, 72 losses and 4 draws.

“ONE: Enter the Dragon” Main Events

Both fighting out of the Netherlands, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, and Regian “The Immortal” Eersel, 25, competed for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The latter won the title via unanimous decision.

Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Championship: Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan in the main event. The Singaporean challenger dethroned the Japanese defending champion via technical knockout.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on Conan Daily.

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