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Seksan Or. Kwanmuang Walks Away With $50,000 and a Decision Win at ONE Championship’s Inaugural Friday Fights 1

Published 01/21/2023, 12:04 AM EST

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The ONE Friday Fights 1 had an awesome start with a lot of other enthralling bouts. But the show-stopping main event of the night featuring Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs Alaverdi Ramazanov had to be changed. The catchweight Muay Thai bout between the Australian, Tyson Harrison, and the homeboy Seksan Or. Kwanmuang was featured instead.

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Previously, Harrison had stated that he would like to defeat Seksan in their matchup to fulfill his late coach’s dream. It was also the local boy Seksan’s birthday on the night. The Australian stepped into the ring with a clear reach advantage over his opponent, Seksan.

The first two rounds were pretty evenly matched up


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Both the Australian and the Thai fighters took the ring with a blast of energy. The fighters traded one blow for each one they received and the fight stayed pretty evenly poised. Seksan showcased his stupendous kicking prowess. His game involved throwing a lot more kicks than his opponent Harrison. The right side of Harrison’s torso showcased the effects of Seksan’s furious kicks.

The Australian used his reach and delivered a few good elbows to his opponent’s face in the first two rounds. Despite getting his nose leaking from one of Seksan’s shots, Harrison matched up almost every shot of Seksan with one of his own.


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The local boy also showcased courage throughout the fight, absorbing heavy shots and elbows from Harrison.

The third round showcased a lot more of Seksan Or. Kwanmuang than Tyson Harrison

The final 3-minute round wasn’t pretty different from the previous two. The fans got to see the stupendous courage of both fighters as they kept going on, even after absorbing some significant strikes from each other. However, a lot of fans might agree that Seksan Or. Kwanmuang shone a bit brighter than Harrison in the final round. The wear and tear from the previous rounds had probably slowed down Harrison a bit.


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The ending minute of the bout saw some smart clinch work from the Thai, Seksan. But neither of the combatants chose to give up and the decision of the fight went to the judges’ cards. An awesome show of respect between the two fighters followed the ending of the bout.

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All 3 judges at ringside scored the bout in favor of the local birthday boy as Seksan went on to clinch a unanimous decision victory over Harrison. His family was also seen in the crowd with a birthday cake.


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In his post-fight interview, Seksan Or. Kwanmuang thanked the entire crowd present at the Lumpini Boxing Stadium along with his family. But, his biggest surprise of the night was the $50,000 bonus that the ONE Champion boss awarded him as a performance bonus.

Their fight was also adjudged ‘Monster Energy Fight of the Night’. Couldn’t have been a better birthday for Seksan Or. Kwanmuang.



Souvik Roy

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Souvik Roy is currently a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. An avid UFC follower, Souvik combined his love for the sport and his passion for words to turn his interest into his Livelihood. A Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, Souvik has worked as a Freelance Link Builder and Content Writer previously and wrote for various clients and businesses.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu