ONE Fight Night 9 took place yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand at the Lumpinee Stadium. The event featured the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai title fight between reigning champion Nong-O against Jonathan Haggerty.
Jonathan Haggerty def. Nong-O Hama – In the main event, Jonathan Haggerty scored a massive upset over Nong-O to capture the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai title. Nong-O started like he usually does - dictating the pace with strong jabs and low kicks, feeling out his opponent. The British fighter on the other hand, came out aggressive, determined to dictate the pace with hard combinations. After a clean body shot, Nong-O went in to close the distance and was caught by a perfect 1-2 over the top. The Thai fighter was visibly hurt, and Haggerty seized his opportunity and jumped on his hurt prey. One knockdown later, he send Nong-O face-first, crashing to the canvas, in front of a roaring crowd.
After the fight, ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong awarded the newly crowned champion a rare $100,000 bonus, calling it the “biggest upset in Muay Thai history”.
In several post-fight interviews, the British fighter made it clear that he wants to bring ONE Championship to the UK, and was confident in his ability to fill the O2 or Wembley Arena for a showdown with Liam Harrison.
Felipe Lobo def. Saemapetch Fairtex – In a fight with heavy title-shot implications, Felipe Lobo scored a from-behind stoppage against top-ranked contender Saemapetch. The Thai scored a knockdown in the second round, took a step back, and controlled the fight on the outside. Lobo was patient, until he saw an opening, to initiate the fight-ending sequence - a combination of clubbing left hooks and right straights.
Asa Ten Pow def. Han Zi Hao – Asa Ten Pow get's his first win in the ONE ring, after stopping Han Zi Hao in the third round. A knockdown in the second round momentarily derailed his onslaught, but he generally looked the sharper of the two, landing clean combinations. A strong showing for the 'American Ninja'!
ONE FIGHT NIGHT 9 RESULTS
Jonathan Haggerty def. Nong-O Hama – KO at 2:40 of R1
Halil Amir def. Maurice Abevi – Unanimous Decision
Bokang Masunyane def. Hiroba Minowa – Unanimous Decision
Felipe Lobo def. Saemapetch Fairtex – KO at 1:52 of R3
Denice Zamboanga def. Julie Mezabarba – Unanimous Decision
Isi Fitikefu def. Valmir Da Silva via Submission – Submission at 4:15 of R1
Meng Bo def. Dayane Cardoso – Unanimous Decision
Asa Ten Pow def. Han Zi Hao – TKO at 0:52 of R3
Jhanlo Mark Sangiao def. Matias Farinelli – Submission at 0:58 of R1