Algeria’s Elyes Kacem picked up an impressive win against more experienced Thai opponent Chai Sor Sor ToiPadriew on his ONE debut.
Kacem, who is only 17 years old, put in an incredible performance and picked up a knockout win at 2:43 in the second round of the Catchweight (58.97 KG) Muay Thai contest.
An exciting first round saw the two fighters trade impressive strikes with Kacem landing heavy punches and a strong high kick.
The fiery exchanges continued in the second frame. Even as Chai landed some heavy body strikes as well as punches to Kacem’s chin, the Algerian star continued to march forward, hitting his opponent with low kicks and a combination of punches.
Later in the second round, and as the two fighters traded strikes in the middle of the circle, Kacem shocked Chai with a left kick to the head that dropped the Thai fighter to the canvas, ending the bout.
With his stunning debut win, Kacem improved his overall record to 24-3 and picked up a performance bonus from ONE’s CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong.