Thai newcomers ready to impress

ONE Championship’s first trip back to Thailand for 2019 will feature the highly-anticipated debuts of a pair of world class Thai strikers, as Superlek Kiatmoo9 and Kongsak P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym are set to make their promotional debut at ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS on Saturday, 16 February at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

Opening up the main card will be 23-year old Thai standout Superlek, who comes to ONE Super Series with a remarkable professional Muay Thai record that consists of over 100 professional bouts.

The highly-decorated Superlek is a two-division Lumpinee Stadium champion as well as a WBC world champion, and he faces Cambodian Lao Chet in a flyweight Muay Thai contest.

“I’m so excited because this is my first time in ONE Championship. It’s a new and bigger stage, new rules -- everything is new,” Superlek stated. “I have never seen anything like this before. I started training with smaller 4oz. grappling gloves and now I’m getting used to it.”

The Team Kiatmoo9 product shares that ONE Championship is the biggest stage that he has been on, and plans to go far in the promotion.

“Joining ONE Championship makes me proud and happy because this is the world stage. It’s definitely the biggest organization I’ve ever competed in my life.”

“I have to do my best to go as far as I can, as my goal is to become a ONE World Champion,” Superlek added.

Securing a spot in the co-main event in just his maiden ONE appearance, Kongsak comes in with a wealth of experience after amassing a 223-bout professional record with over 160 wins to his name.

The three-time Lumpinee Stadium champion proudly represents the famed P.K. Saenchai Muay Thai Gym and will be taking on the very dangerous Alaverdi Ramazanov of Russia in a bantamweight Muay Thai showdown.

“This is the first time I will be competing for ONE Championship. It’s a new challenge for me to get onto the world stage, and to compete among so many good opponents,” said Kongsak. “It’s a good challenge and I welcome all challenges.”

“I have to prepare and show my style and class as well. I want to start building my confidence in my next fight and for the future,” he added.