WATCH: Jo Nattawut fends off American star Luke Lessei with textbook 6-piece combination in Bangkok barnburner

Jo Nattawut fighting Luke Lessei | Image credit: ONE Championship
Jo Nattawut fighting Luke Lessei | Image credit: ONE Championship

Jo Nattawut had the pleasure of welcoming American Muay Thai star Luke Lessei in ONE Championship in December 2023 for the co-main event of ONE Fight Night 17 in a featherweight Muay Thai clash.

Nattawut and Lessei exceeded expectations with an all-time classic of a bout that saw them go back and forth throughout the contest. One particular moment during the fight was recently published by ONE Championship on their Instagram account, and they captioned it with:

"On fire 🔥 From 1-10, rate "Smokin" Jo Nattawut's chances of winning the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Title when he faces Tawanchai at ONE 167 on @primevideo 👑 @jonattawut"

In that sequence, 'Smokin' Jo was lighting up 'The Chef' with a 6-piece punch combination that landed on his head and body, which forced him to back up. That combination was only an example of the Thai Top Team representative's masterful performance, which awarded him the unanimous decision victory over the 28-year-old athlete.


Jo Nattawut to challenge Tawanchai for the ONE featherweight Muay Thai world title on June 7

A chance to avenge his loss to Tawanchai PK Saenchai was handed to Nattawut by the world's largest martial arts organization after he was booked to face him in the co-main event of ONE 167 on June 7, which goes down inside the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

This rematch will be more crucial because the ONE featherweight Muay Thai world title is on the line. Nattawut was defeated by Tawanchai via a unanimous decision during their first encounter in October 2023 at ONE Fight Night 15 in a kickboxing match.

Catch Jo Nattawut in action at ONE 167, as it is available live and free to all Prime Video subscribers in North America in U.S. primetime on June 7. The card will emanate from the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Edited by C. Naik
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