Tawanchai PK.Saenchai topped Petchmorakot Petchyindee at ONE 161 to become the new champion.

In the main event from Singapore, Tawanchai earned a decision victory to claim the ONE featherweight Muay Thai title.

The Thai superstars showed equal respect for one another’s skills and power in the very beginning, but soon, Tawanchai pulled ahead with sharp teeps, fierce low kicks, and stinging left hands.

Action picked up in the third stanza, with Tawanchai and Petchmorakot both hunting for a knockout. In a heated fourth round, Petchmorakot rallied, as he sent the challenger reeling across the Circle.

The final three minutes were close, but Tawanchai’s signature kicks and left punches separated the two men, prompting the judges to award him with the gold.

In the co-main event, Roman Kryklia earned a first round finish in kickboxing action.

ONE 161 Results

* Muay Thai – Featherweight: Tawanchai PK.Saenchai def. Petchmorakot Petchyindee via Unanimous Decision

* Kickboxing – Heavyweight: Roman Kryklia def. Guto Inocente via TKO at 0:52 of R1

* Kickboxing – Heavyweight: Iraj Azizpour def. Bruno Chaves via Unanimous Decision

* MMA – Lightweight: Saygid Izagakhmaev def. Zhang Lipeng via Unanimous Decision

* MMA – Atomweight: Tiffany Teo def. Ritu Phogat via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) at 4:52 of R1

* MMA – Heavyweight: Oumar Kane def. Batradz Gazzaev via TKO at 2:15 of R2

* Muay Thai – Bantamweight: Alaverdi Ramazanov def. Capitan Petchyindee via Split Decision

* Muay Thai – Bantamweight: Sangmanee PK.Saenchai def. Zhang Chenglong via Split Decision

* Muay Thai – Featherweight: Ferrari Fairtex def. Han Zi Hao via Unanimous Decision

* Submission Grappling – Bantamweight: Rodrigo Marello def. Ruslan Bagdasarian via Submission (Ankle Lock) at 0:15 of R1

* MMA – Middleweight: Ali Foladi def. Matheus Felipe via Knockout at 4:20 of R1

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