ONE: Full Blast Results & Recap
ONE Championship returned to action on May 28th with ONE: Full Blast, another pre-taped event that went to air in place of ONE: Empower, the landmark all-female card that has been postponed due to COVID-19 difficulties. The new date for that card is still to be announced.
ONE: Full Blast was headlined by an all-Thai contest under Muay Thai rules between two longtime Channel 7 Stadium staples in Saemapetch Fairtex and Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek-U-Thai.
In the end, the main event was a brief affair. After a short feeling out process, Saemapetch folded Kulabdam with a straight left hand, leaving him writhing in pain on the canvas.
With the win, Saemapetch (123-16-1) has potentially positioned himself for a title rematch with longtime ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao. The number one contender was unsuccessful in their previous encounter at ONE: Edge of Greatness in November 2020. His record now stands at 5-1 under the ONE banner.
Kulabdam (69-20-2) has now lost two in a row under the ONE banner, following his loss to Rodlek P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym at ONE: A New Breed back in August. The 22-year-old has, however, reeled off a win back in his native Thailand since then, at the famed Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok in December. His ONE record now stands at 2-3.
The rest of the card featured three MMA and one kickboxing contest.
ONE: Full Blast Full Results:
Bantamweight Muay Thai: Saemapetch Fairtex (Thailand) defeated Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek-U-Thai (Thailand) by R1 knockout (body shot)
Flyweight MMA: Xie Wei (China) defeated Kantharaj Agasa (India) by TKO (Agasa did not answer bell for round 3)
Welterweight kickboxing: Miles Simson (Netherlands/Suriname) defeated Santino Verbeek (Netherlands) by unanimous decision
Featherweight MMA: Edward Kelly (Philippines) defeated Ahmed Faress (Egypt) by split decision
Catchweight (57.7kg) MMA: Anthony Do (United States) defeated Liang Hui (China) by R2 submission (triangle choke)