While the weather outside is cooling down drastically, things are going to heat up in the ONE Championship Circle. On the 29th and 30th of September, Muay Thai fans will be able to tune in to ONE 161 and watch some quality fighting. From a bout between two former champions to a very highly anticipated first appearance, to a world title showdown, there is much to feast our eyes on at the end of September. Below we are going to take a look at five fights you should pay close attention to from this event if you are the type of person that likes to bet on sports.
Petchmorakot Petchyindee vs. Tawanchai PK.Saenchai
It goes without saying that the biggest fight of the event will be between Petchmorakot Petchyindee, the reigning king, and Tawanchai PK. Saenchai, the number 1 ranked contender. Petchmorakot’s dominance goes back to February of 2020, but it is fair to say that he has suffered a few scares since then. His defense against the likes of Jimmy Vienot and Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex indicates that he can be defeated with some extra oomph.
If there is one fighter on the circuit at the moment that has that extra bit of oomph, it is Tawanchai. In fact, he has three victories in the One Championship Circle and all of these have come via knockout. Despite his obvious skills, he has never picked up a Muay Thai World title, so we expect this to give him a little bit more motivation.