Thailand and the United Kingdom were represented at “ONE: No Surrender 2,” a closed-door, audience-free combat sports event. Due to travel restrictions amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, only ONE Championship athletes currently in Thailand were included in the fight card.
Including Thailand and the U.K., seven countries were represented at “ONE: No Surrender 2.” The others were Algeria, China, France, Japan and Tunisia.
Featuring one kickboxing, two MMA and three Muay Thai fights, “ONE: No Surrender 2” took place in Bangkok on August 14, 2020. In the second bout of the evening, “Y2K” Yodkaikaew Fairtex, 29, of Thailand and John Shink, 31, of the U.K. competed in an MMA bout in the flyweight division.
Nick Chapman served as the referee. He put a stop to the flyweight contest after 1 minute and 10 seconds in the third round when Yodkaikaew knocked out Shink via punch.
Winning at “ONE: No Surrender 2” improved the professional MMA record of Yodkaikaew to 5 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Shink now has 3 wins and 1 loss.
Training out of the Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya, Thailand, Yodkaikaew was one of the six representatives of the host country. Shink, the sole representative of the U.K., trains at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand.
As a professional Muay Thai fighter, Yodkaikaew has 60 wins, 25 losses and 2 draws while Skink has 16 wins and 7 losses. Both fighters made their respective ONE Championship debuts at “ONE: No Surrender 2.”
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:
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