Thailand and the United Kingdom were represented at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” ONE Championship held the combat sports event at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on August 16, 2019.
Featured on the “ONE: Dreams of Gold” card were seven mixed martial arts fights and seven ONE Super Series contests, which were three kickboxing matches and four Muay Thai contests. The fourth bout of the evening was between Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy, 25, of Thailand and Liam Nolan, 22, of the United Kingdom.
Including Thailand and the U.K., 19 countries were represented at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” The others were Brazil, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Cyprus, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Vietnam and the United States.
Bangpleenoi was one of the six fighters who represented Thailand. Nolan solely represented the U.K.
Nolan started his martial arts training with taekwondo and Wing Chun and later shifted to Muay Thai. He is training out of Knowlesy Academy in London, England.
“ONE: Dreams of Gold” marked Nolan’s second ONE Super Series bout. In his debut “ONE: Reign of Valor” at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, he was knocked out by Enriko “The Hurricane” Kehl, 27, of Germany.
Training out of Petchyindee Academy, Bangpleenoi is a two-division World Muaythai Council Muay Thai World Champion. He has been training in Muay Thai since he was 5 years old.
“ONE: Dreams of Gold” marked Bangpleenoi’s second ONE Super Series bout. In his debut at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, he defeated Brown Pinas, 26, of the Netherlands via unanimous decision.
Bangpleenoi and Nolan competed in a Muay Thai contest at a catch weight of 72 kg. Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee.
After three three-minute rounds, the Muay Thai contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of Bangpleenoi, who was declared the winner via majority decision.
Winning at “ONE: Dreams of Gold” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Bangpleenoi to 122 wins, 10 losses and 10 draws. On the other hand, Nolan now has 16 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw.
Check the complete list of “ONE: Dreams of Gold” results on Conan Daily. Here is a recap:
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