Thailand was well–represented at “ONE: No Surrender 2,” a closed-door, audience-free combat sports event. Only ONE Championship athletes currently in the country were included in the fight card due to travel restrictions amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Including Thailand, seven countries were represented at “ONE: No Surrender 2.” The others were Algeria, China, France, Japan, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.
Featuring one kickboxing, two MMA and three Muay Thai fights, “ONE: No Surrender 2” took place in Bangkok on August 14, 2020. In the third bout of the evening, Thailand’s Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy, 27, and Pongsiri PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 29, competed in a Muay Thai bout in the featherweight division using 4oz. gloves.
Yongsak Na Songkhla served as the referee. After three three-minute rounds, the featherweight contest was left in the hands of the judges.
In the end, Yongsak raised the hand of Sorgraw, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. The first two ONE Super Series opponents the Thai fighter defeated were Samy “AK47” Sana, 31, of France and George Mann, 22, of Scotland.
Winning at “ONE: No Surrender 2” improved the professional Muay Thai and kickboxing record of Sorgraw to 38 wins and 18 losses. On the other hand, Pongsiri now has a professional Muay Thai record of 153 wins, 33 losses and 11 draws.
Sorgraw and Pongsiri were two of the six representatives of the host country. They train at Petchyindee Academy and PK. Saenchai Muaythai Gym, respectively, which are both in Bangkok.
The main event of “ONE: No Surrender 2” was a ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament Semifinal bout between Thai fighters Saemapetch Fairtex, 25, and Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 30. The former won via unanimous decision.
Dom Lau was the announcer at “ONE: No Surrender 2” while Michael Schiavello and Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson were the commentators and the judges were Ian Cartwright of Canada and Rob Cox and Alastair McOnie of the U.K. Watch all the bouts here: