It was a cagey start as Saenchai waited patiently to work out his opponent. However, midway through the fight, that is when Saenchai took control.
His combinations of volleying kicks and punches to the head, overpowered the, then, undefeated Reis. And it all came to a head in round three.
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Reis attempted to strike with left hook. But as he did so, Saenchai countered with a right kick to the head to put Reis down.
And that was the swaying factor as the two of the officials gave Saenchai the win via a majority decision.
In doing so, Saenchai’s record in ONE Friday Fights moved to 3-0.
Sibsan Nokkhao vs. Muangsap Kiatsongrit
In the 137-pound catchweight Muay Thai matchup, Muangsap Kiatsongrit and Sibsan Nokkhao had a hard-fought encounter.
A tight first round was turned on its head in the second. Sibsan pressed forward with his boxing to get on the inside. However, Muangsap found success in the third with his with explosive combinations.
But it was Sibsan’s accuracy and defense that got him the split-decision win as he took his overall record to 62-18-2.
— Combat Press (@CombatPress) July 7, 2023
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Black Panther defeats Mohammad Sadeghi via split decision – Flyweight Muay Thai
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