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ONE: NEXTGEN II: Rittewada shocks Saemapetch – MMA Crossfire


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ONE: NEXTGEN II: Rittewada shocks Saemapetch

Rittewada Petchyindee Academy scored a big Muay Thai upset in the main event of ONE: NEXTGEN II Friday.

Facing No.1 bantamweight Muay Thai contender Saemapetch Fairtex, Rittewada bounced back from a right-hook knockdown in the first round to land a left elbow in the second round that opened a gash that forced ringside physicians and referee Oliver Coste to stop the bout at 2:10.

In other bouts:

Muay Thai – Bantamweight: Rittewada Petchyindee Academy def. Saemapetch Fairtex via TKO at 2:10 of R2

Mixed Martial Arts – Featherweight: Tang Kai def. Yoon Chang Min via TKO at 4:03 of R1

Kickboxing – Featherweight: Dovydas Rimkus def. Zhang Chunyu via Majority Decision

Kickboxing – Featherweight: Smokin’ Jo Nattawut def. Yurik Davtyan via KO at 2:50 of R1

Mixed Martial Arts – Catchweight (86.0 KG): Hiroyuki Tetsuka def. Agilan Thani via TKO at 3:45 of R3

Muay Thai – Bantamweight: Han Zi Hao def. Victor Pinto via Unanimous Decision

The event was aired via tape-delay.

The company’s next event is ONE: NEXTGEN III, which is scheduled for Nov. 26. No. 5 MMA strawweight contender Lito Adiwang faces newcomer Jarred Brooks in the main event.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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