WATCH: Complete breakdown and analysis of Nong-O Gaiyanghadao’s knockout of Alaverdi Ramazanov

Alaverdi Ramazanov and Nong-O Gaiyanghadao | Image courtesy of ONE
Alaverdi Ramazanov and Nong-O Gaiyanghadao | Image courtesy of ONE

Last Friday, at ONE Friday Fights 1, ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defended his belt for a record seventh-straight time.

He did so by stopping former ONE bantamweight kickboxing world champ Alaverdi Ramazanov in front of a sold-out crowd at the legendary Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

YouTube personality and fight analyst Gabriel Varga gave a detailed and insightful breakdown of the fight. Varga kept on reiterating the fact that Nong-O is a scary beast inside the ring. We can't blame him, though, as the Thai legend has barely been challenged in nearly five years.

After watching the grueling three-round war, in which Nong-O Gaiyanghadao used otherworldly pressure to stop Ramazanov with body shots, Gabriel Varga came to a simple conclusion.

Varga, a former Bellator and Glory kickboxing champion, said:

"If there's anything you can take away from this fight...if you cannot hurt your opponent, they will not respect you, you're gonna get somebody like Nong-O running you down."

While Ramazanov was wily enough to constantly move and pepper Nong-O with punches to cut his forehead, the Russian failed to connect with anything significantly powerful.

Because of this, the Thai living legend basically just bulldozed through everything Ramazanov threw at him and eventually took over the fight. The third-round knockout win also netted Nong-O a $50,000 performance bonus from ONE.

Watch Varga's full breakdown here:


Nong-O Gaiyanghadao finishes Alaverdi Ramazanov in fifth-straight knockout win over world title challengers

ONE Championship held its inaugural event for 2023 at the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium with an electrifying main event featuring two of the best strikers today.

The main event saw an epic clash between world titleholder Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and challenger Alaverdi Ramazanov for ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world title.

After the traditional Wai Khru ceremony inside the ring, the match exploded almost instantly. Nong-O Gaiyanghadao came out firing, attempting to get inside Ramazanov's lengthy frame. The Russian tried to keep the world champ at bay by using distance strikes.

Near the end of the first round, Ramazanov did something not a lot of people in the world can do: stun Nong-O with a jab. The world champion quickly recovered, however, and finished the round on his feet.

In round two, Ramazanov began finding success with his teep kicks and straight punches, eventually opening a cut on Nong-O's forehead. In round three, Nong-O seemingly had enough of the fun and games and decided to finish the fight.

The ONE bantamweight Muay Thai king swarmed Ramazanov with powerful punches both to the body and head. The Russian challenger barely had any room to breathe as Nong-O chased him around the ring like a violent Energizer Bunny.

A euphoric crowd inside the Lumpinee Stadium erupted as Nong-O knocked Ramazanov down for the count with a powerful liver shot. Nong-O Gaiyanghadao officially defended his ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world title via KO at 2:14 in round three.

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Edited by Harvey Leonard
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