ONE Championship’s final card of August, Battleground III, saw Muay Thai veteran Sitthichai return to the win column.
The former Glory Kickboxing and Lumpinee Stadium champion went the distance with countryman Tawanchai, pulling off a split decision win in the featherweight contest. The victory saw Sitthichai bounce back from a loss to Superbon Banchamek (his third in the pair’s career series).
While no title was on the line at Battleground III, there were some high stakes. Earlier on in the evening, Jenelyn Olsim took KOTC vet Bi Nguyen the distance, earning a unanimous decision victory in the process. That lands Olsim in the upcoming atomweight grand prix as an alternate, with the tournament kicking off next month on September 3.
Full results from Friday’s ONE: Battleground III card card can be found below, along with a gallery of highlights. Next up for the promotion is the all-female Empower, on Sept. 3, 2021.
ONE Championship: Battleground III Results
Sitthichai def. Tawanchai by split decision – Muay Thai
Dejdamrong def. Banma Duoji by TKO, Round 2, 3:31
Xie Wei def. Dae Hwan Kim by TKO, 1:46
Jenelyn Olsim def. Bi Nguyen by unanimous decision
Song Min Jong def. Tial Thang by unanimous decision
Purev Otgonjargal defeats Ben Royle by knockout, Round 1, 0:49