The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket Sport
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World  | Surf Report  | Predictions XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Ponet brings FMD lightweight title to Phuket

PHUKET: It was a brutal finish to an entertaining night of fights at Full Metal Dojo 15: “Come Out to Play” in Bangkok as Phuket-based fighter Jason Ponet walked away with the promotion’s Lightweight title.


Jean-Pierre Mestanza

Monday 6 November 2017, 04:55PM


Ponet (17-11), a Frenchman who has been training at Phuket’s AKA Thailand under former UFC-star Mike Swick, managed to put away ex-champion Tommy Hayden (11-4) via TKO in the first round.

Hayden, a UFC-veteran with a strong wrestling pedigree, attempted to out-grapple the Frenchman for most of the bout at Insanity Nightclub on Saturday (Nov 4). From the opening bell, Hayden’s relentless wrestling attack was working, as he took down Ponet.

But the Frenchman managed to get some separation in the middle of the round and countered a takedown from Hayden with swift kicks, forcing a referee stoppage for soccer kicks to the head, allowed under the promotion’s rules.

Ponet, the only Phuket-based fighter on the card, came away with the championship katana, awarded to newly-crowned titleholders. He’s just the second lightweight champion in the Bangkok-based promotion’s history.

“In AKA [Thailand], we are always ready. I’ve just done two Muay Thai fights last month,” Ponet told The Phuket News. “So I was ready to fight. I just did some preparation for my MMA fight and of course my opponent.

Bollywood

“I just won the FMD lightweight title so I’m ready to defend it, or for any good challenge.”

The rest of the Full Metal Dojo 15 card included fighters from around Thailand and the region, including Tharoth Sam “Little Frog” (4-2) of Cambodia stopping Thailand’s Kaewjai Prachumwong (0-2) during a women’s catchweight bout, via Round 1 armbar submission.

Meanwhile, in what was considered the card’s “Fight of the Night”, Iran’s Mehdi Bagheri (4-0) submitted American Javier Trujillo (3-1) in Round 2 via rear-naked choke.

Full results of FMD 15: “Come out to Play”

  • Jason Ponet def. Tommy Harden via TKO at 3:35 in Round 1
  • Tharoth Sam def. Kaewjai Prachumwong via submission at 4:47 in Round 1
  • Mehdi Bagheri def. Javier Trujillo via submission at 2:36 in Round 2
  • Meas Meul def. Allen Chong via submission at 2:51 in round 2
  • Sunisa Srisan def. Phunsasorn Thanuthon via TKO at 1:32 in Round 2
  • Detchadin Srosirisuphathin def. Kushal Vyas via TKO at 1:02 in Round 1
  • Akihiro Fujisawa def. Jirawa Aunjai via submission at 2:24 in Round 1

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


An energising lunch with Phuket's favourite holistic chef

Holistic Chef Barry says . Oh it is my pleasure to host a nature made culinary event with the Phuket News and we shall do this again for sure . Ou...(Read More)


Nigerian shooting suspect still denies charges, case file with Phuket prosecutor

Surprised Thai Ladies get involved with Nigerians ! They just use them to stay in Thailand and run their rackets. When they do, they end up in Trouble...(Read More)


Pineapple farm worker from Myanmar arrested for murder in Phuket

Hmmm...not sure, but I'm thinking that Mr. Kingthong might have had a bad habit of treating the Burmese workers like dogshirt, and finally May ha...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Tell us about it

I agree with the comment below that individual notifications would be ridiculous. But notifications in local papers and posted in several areas of th...(Read More)



Phuket Poll: Patong Beach smoking ban wins support, but not heavy-handed penalties

Clearly, the 43% of respondents that voted, “It’s ridiculous. There should be no ban on smoking at beaches at all.” are smokers, many of which c...(Read More)


Zebra shark, Bull shark alleged to be on menu at Phuket restaurant

It seems that DMCR officers better check Phuket restaurants on selling protected animals for dinner in order to protect the marine environment rather ...(Read More)


Phuket Poll: Patong Beach smoking ban wins support, but not heavy-handed penalties

This whole 'ban' works out very funny. Punishment wise it becomes effective after a 3 month 'grace period', exactly when the Phuket h...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration officers transferred amid corruption probe

If all these to inactive 'duty' transferred RTP and Immigration officers are together in Bangkok, they have the time of their life! Great opp...(Read More)


Blazing Saddles: Cycling to Happiness

A fine article about Phuket's disastrous urbanization. Due to greed and non infrastructural planning. Concrete, concrete, everywhere. Biking...(Read More)

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.