Thailand and Cyprus were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.
Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. The fifth bout of the evening was between Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand and Savvas “The Baby Face Killer” Michael, 20, of Limassol, Cyprus.
While Singtongnoi was one of the six hometown fighters at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Michael was one of the two fighters who represented Cyprus. Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal and the United States were also represented.
Michael is training out of Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a former WMC Muay Thai World Champion and a two-time Toyota Marathon Champion.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Michael’s ONE Super Series debut. Among his previous opponents were Jonno Chipchase, Petros Papoutsakis and Saif Zaqzouq.
Singtongnoi started his Muay Thai training when he was 10 years old. He is a cancer survivor and was a WMC Muay Thai World Championship, a Lumpinee Stadium World Champion and a Rajadamnern Stadium Fighter of the Year.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Singtongnoi’s third ONE Super Series bout. He defeated Masahide “Crazy Rabbit” Kudo, 27, of Japan at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2018 and Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri, 27, of Italy “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” in Kallang, Singapore on May 18, 2018.
Singtongnoi and Michael competed in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.
After three three-minute rounds, the flyweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Michael, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Michael to 31 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Singtongnoi now has 221 wins and 81 losses.
“ONE: Warriors of Light” Main Events
Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The Thai contender won via technical decision after an accidental groin attack in the fourth round.
Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.
The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured Nong–O, Petchdam and Singtongnoi along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.
Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here: