Armed with a punishing jab, clean combinations and sublime standup defense, the Tiger Muay Thai export shined in his ONE Championship debut and laid claim to a unanimous decision over Jae Woong Yoon in their three-round ONE Friday Fights 49 welterweight showcase on Friday at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. All three cageside judges scored it for Fazil (4-1, 1-0 ONE).
Yoon (5-4, 0-1 ONE) meandered forward with no regard for his own well-being, winging power punches at an elusive target. He flurried successfully at times but failed to lure Fazil into a brawl and mostly wasted energy with wild shots that were either blocked or missed the mark entirely. All the while, Yoon sustained significant damage to his left eye and nose. Fazil stayed disciplined under duress, piled up points with crisp punches and mixed in a few stepping elbows, leg kicks and close-range knee strikes to diversify his attack.
The loss snapped Yoon’s four-fight winning streak.
Meanwhile, Fairtex Training Center rep Anita Karim put away Adriana Fusini with a keylock in the first round of their women’s atomweight attraction. Fusini (5-2-1, 0-1 ONE) bowed out 2:20 into Round 1, suffering her first setback in more than two years.
Karim (5-2, 3-1 ONE) executed a double-leg takedown inside the first 30 seconds, set up in half guard and kept her Italian counterpart occupied with ground-and-pound. The Pakistani powerhouse framed the keylock near the ropes, applied the requisite torque and prompted a painful tapout.
The 27-year-old Karim has rattled off three consecutive victories.
In other action, Nakrob Fairtex was awarded a unanimous decision against Pettonglor Sitluangpeenumfon in their flyweight muay thai headliner; Kongchai Chanaidonmueang laid claim to a unanimous decision over Xavier Gonzalez in their 127-pound catchweight muay thai co-main event; Abdallah Ondash wrecked Parnpet Sor Jor Lekmuangnon with a left hook to the body 72 seconds into the first round of their strawweight muay thai rematch; Khunponnoi Sor Sommai took out Amil Shahmarzade with punches 1:44 into the second round of their 136-pound catchweight muay thai scrap; Yodnumchai Fairtex, 19, dismissed Chokdee Maxjandee with an elbow strike 2:39 into the first round of their atomweight muay thai feature; Kaimookkhao Wor Jakawut, 18, brought down Sitthichai Sor Dechapan with a flying knee 2:09 into the second round of their 123-pound catchweight muay thai clash; Yod-IQ Or Pimolsri took a unanimous decision from Rafi Bohic in their three-round bantamweight muay thai altercation; Freddie Hagerty, 19, buried Dankalong Sor Dechapan with punches 14 seconds into the second round of their strawweight muay thai encounter; Abdulla Dayakaev disposed of Sevket Cerkez with punches 1:39 into the second round of their bantamweight muay thai battle; and Ramadan Ondash, 17, cut down Yangdam Jitmuangnon with a left hook to the body 1:20 into the first round of their 123.6-pound catchweight muay thai contest.