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Kongsrichai avenges compatriot's shock loss to Miado with UD win

Jeremy Miado struggled in stopping Kritsada Kongsrichai's ground-and-pound action.
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Kritsada Kongsrichai made sure Jeremy Miado will not repeat against a Thai fighter.

Kongsrichai exacted revenge for his fellow Thai Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke after beating Miado at One: Spirit of a Warrior at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon on Friday night.

Kongsrichai showed why he was a former national champ in wrestling, quickly bringing the fight to the ground and not giving Miado a chance to get his patented striking game going en route to a unanimous decision win.

In the main event that spilled to early Saturday, Aung La N Sang knocked out Ken Hasegawa with less than two minutes left in their epic showdown for the One middleweight title.

In a pulsating stand-up battle between two well-known grapplers that went down the wire, N Sang sneaked in a huge uppercut over Hasegawa that put the latter down to the canvas for good at the 3:13 mark--or 1:47 left--in the fifth round.

The win assured that the host country hero, who is also the One light heavyweight champ, will still hold two championship belts to his hands.

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