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Huang Ding vs Fahdi Khaled at ‘ONE: No Surrender 2’ in Bangkok, Thailand

Huang Ding, Kregkai Klaokeng, Fahdi Khaled (©ONE Championship)

Huang Ding, Kregkai Klaokeng, Fahdi Khaled (©ONE Championship)

 

China and Tunisia were represented at “ONE: No Surrender 2,” a closed-door, audience-free combat sports event. Due to travel restrictions amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, only ONE Championship athletes currently in Thailand were included in the fight card.

Including China and Tunisia, seven countries were represented at “ONE: No Surrender 2.” The others were Algeria, France, Japan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Featuring one kickboxing, two mixed martial arts and three Muay Thai fights, “ONE: No Surrender 2” took place in Bangkok on August 14, 2020. In the first bout of the evening, Huang Ding, 22, of China and Fahdi “The Gladiator” Kahled, 25, of Gabès, Tunisia competed in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division using 4oz. gloves.

Kregkai Klaokeng served as the referee. After three three-minute rounds, the flyweight contest was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, Klaokeng raised the hand of Khaled. The Tunisian fighter was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: No Surrender 2” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Khaled to 40 wins and 8 losses. On the other hand, Ding now has 30 wins and 8 losses.

 

Ding was the sole representative of China. Training at X Max Thai Boxing Club in Chiang Mai, Thailand, he made his debut in the ONE Championship striking-only league ONE Super Series.

Training out of Venum Training Camp Thailand in Pattaya, Thailand, Khaled solely represented Tunisia. When he made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” on January 25, 2019 in the Philippines, he lost to Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon, 22, of Thailand.

The main event of “ONE: No Surrender 2” was a ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament Semifinal bout between Thai fighters Saemapetch Fairtex, 25, and Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym, 30. The former won via unanimous decision.

Dom Lau was the announcer at “ONE: No Surrender 2” while Michael Schiavello and Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson were the commentators and the judges were Ian Cartwright of Canada and Rob Cox and Alastair McOnie of the U.K. Watch all the bouts here:

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