Superlek and Panpayak to square off on Fight Night 3
published : 14 Oct 2022 at 04:00
newspaper section: Sports
After all the exciting twists and turns that the ONE flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix has taken so far, fans will finally get to see who emerges victorious in the finale between Superlek Kiatmoo9 and Panpayak Jitmuangnon.
The two Thai stars will square off for the silver belt at ONE Fight Night 3: Lineker v Andrade on Oct 22 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.
This will be the eighth time the pair have faced each other, with Panpayak leading the rivalry 4-2 with one draw.
Superlek owns the most recent win, however, defeating Panpayak by unanimous decision in July 2020. So, his rival will surely be looking for redemption.
That said, fans can expect both men to throw everything at each other to win the Grand Prix championship and earn a shot at the ONE flyweight Muay Thai world title held by Rodtang Jitmuangnon in the near future.
ONE Fight Night 3 won't just bring the heat in flyweight Muay Thai, however.
Three world championship fights will do down throughout the evening, promising spectacular action from start to end.
Kade Ruotolo steps into action against Uali Kurzhev to contest the first-ever ONE lightweight submission grappling world championship at the top of the lead card.
And lightweight kickboxing king Regian Eersel shoots his shot a two-sport gold when he takes on Sinsamut Klinmee for the inaugural ONE lightweight Muay Thai world title in the co-main event of the main card.
Then, in the evening's main event, ONE bantamweight world champion John Lineker makes his first defence of the divisional strap against surging star Fabricio Andrade.
With a war of words simmering between the two Brazilian strikers, they'll no doubt put on a classic when they square off on Oct 22.