Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy proved that he deserves to crack the ONE flyweight Muay Thai rankings after another impressive performance.
Mongkolpetch executed his game plan to perfection. He scored a majority decision win over no. 4-ranked flyweight Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi in the main event of the previously recorded ONE: FULL BLAST II, which aired Friday evening.
A brilliant approach against the taller Mahmoudi — alongside a second-round knockdown — towed the Thai to a big win in this clash.
Mongkolpetch remained steady in his approach, using leg kicks while he waited for Mahmoudi to lunge forward with strikes.
The action continued the same way for the entirety of the first round. Mahmoudi would stalk and Mongkolpetch picked his shots — evident when he landed a solid body shot and an elbow to end the first round on a high note.
In the second round, things started getting clearer.
While Mahmoudi kept moving forward, Mongkolpetch stayed composed. He waited for the perfect opportunity to land a big punch.
That came with a little over a minute remaining in the round.
After being tied up, Mahmoudi threw a knee and a punch. Mongkolpetch countered with a booming straight right to put Mahmoudi on the canvas for the first time in the match.
That sealed the deal for Mongkolpetch and made Mahmoudi chase him in the third round. While “The Sniper” looked a lot better than he did in the first six minutes, the knockdown and Mongkolpetch’s work early on were just too much to overcome.
The win allowed Mongkolpetch to stay unbeaten in ONE Super Series. It could also catapult him into the top five of the Muay Thai flyweight division.
In the co-main event, Amarsanaa “Spear” Tsogookhuu returned to winning ways after putting on a striking clinic against debuting Ben Wilhelm.
Tsogookhuu utilized his karate base to near perfection. He frustrated Wilhelm with his movement and lightning-quick hands. While Wilhelm showed great toughness, it wasn’t enough for him to see a victorious debut, as he absorbed his first loss in the process.
The Mongolian, on the other hand, bounced back in a big manner after a frustrating technical decision loss to former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang.
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