The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again delivered a spectacular evening of world-class martial arts action. ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD, which took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok last Friday night, 16 August comprised of compelling match-ups and thrilling finishes.
In the main event, Ilias Ennahachi of the Netherlands left the Thai crowd stunned after dethroning Petchdam Petchyindee Academy by third-round knockout to become the new ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion.
Following a tempered opening round, Ennahachi picked up the pace in the second with some crisp boxing, tagging Petchdam with solid combinations.
Although Petchdam was game all throughout the contest, Ennahachi finished the job in the third round, overwhelming the Thai star with even more punches to earn the knockout victory.
Ennahachi, in his debut, became the first man to stop Petchdam on the ONE Super Series stage.
Kickboxing icon Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan of Italy stormed into the Finals of the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix with a fantastic first-round knockout win over “Smokin” Jo Nattawut of Thailand.
In the highly-anticipated rematch, Petrosyan and Nattawut stood toe-to-toe in the opening moments of the bout, with both strikers trading blows.
With just seconds left in the round however, it was Petrosyan who was the last man standing, after connecting on a stiff left straight that separated Nattawut from his senses.