In 2021, Muay Thai phenom Tawanchai PK.Saenchai left a huge impression on fans when he made his debut in ONE Championship. In the Thai fighter's first fight in the ONE circle, he earned a brutal head-kick knockout against Ireland's Sean Clancy.
On Instagram, ONE Championship shared this incredible knockout:
"FROM ALL ANGLES 😵 Tawanchai PK.Saenchai returns to defend the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Title at ONE Fight Night 7!"
It was an amazing knockout then and it's an amazing knockout now. Tawanchai's head-kick finish still impresses combat sports fanatics. Followers of ONE Championship left their thoughts in the comments.
Instagram user @lilmelowkid was impressed with the stoicism of the Thai fighter:
"He fights so calm 😭"
ONE Championship fan @huncho19 also remarked on how calm the Thai fighter is:
"look at his face as he throws the kick lmao so casual. he was definitely beating the breaks off him beforehand."
Instagram user @ya_yako33 was impressed with the cold stare he gave his opponent after knocking him out:
"The way he looked at him right after the kick connected. Ice cold!"
It was a lightning-fast kick according to @nando.doin.it, who wrote:
"Kick was so fast I thought it was a fist the first video"
Combat sports fan @comarmolina agreed with the above assertion and commented:
"Anyone else thought it was a punch knockout at first, not a kick"
Tawanchai PK.Saenchai's huge success in the ONE circle
Thai-born phenom Tawanchai PK.Saenchai knocked out Sean Clancy in 2021 and went on to tremendous success in ONE Championship. He dropped one match against former GLORY Kickboxing world champion Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong but recovered from this loss with authority.
In 2022, the Thai fighter would knock out Saemapetch Fairtex with his lightning fast hands. Next, he would dominate former WBC Muay Thai world champion Niclas Larsen, finishing him via knockout.
Most recently, the 23-year-old would unseat long-reigning world champion Petchmorakot Petchyindee over a five-round war. The Thai prodigy has accomplished his dreams and now holds the ONE featherweight Muay Thai world title.
Next, he will look to defend his throne at ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video, which is booked for February 10. Looking to take his crown is three-time Russian kickboxing national champion Jamal Yusupov, who's undefeated thus far in ONE.