Dangkongfah JaosurNoi of Thailand is the inaugural WBC Muay Thai super flyweight world title on home soil.
The two fighters were meeting for the rubber match at the main event of Full Metal Muay Thai Saturday Night in Thailand. The event aired on FITE TV pay-per-view.
When the smoke cleared, Dangkongfah emerged with a 48-47, 49-48, and 49-47 unanimous decision.
The Thailand native pressured Manfredi from the beginning, forcing her to fight off the backfoot for most of the bout. The striking was fairly even for the first two rounds, but then Dangkongfah appeared to score two knockdowns in the third round. Manfredi recovered, but was unable to land a knockdown of her own despite trying to pressure Dangkonfah in the final round.
With the win, Dangkongfah is now the first WBC women’s Muay Thai super-flyweight (115 lbs) world champion.
Manfredi, who is the World Lethwei women’s bantamweight champion, took to social media to thank her trainers and share some reflections.
The fight was previously postponed several times, primarily because of COVID-19 protocols.