Phuket-based Australian Eddie Farrell has captured the highly coveted World Muay Thai Council (WMC) Light Heavyweight title with a fourth-round KO over Thai Parinya M.U Den on Thursday.
Taking the fight on just three days notice, Farrell managed to get the better of his Thai counterpart when he caught an incoming side kick and attacked the rear leg with a sweep, sending him straight down onto his neck and ending the fight.
The main event bout which took place at Bangla Stadium in Phuket, was a rematch between the two, with Parinya having got the win in their first outing.
Speaking to Fight News Australia following the win, Farrell said that a third and deciding fight between the two was already in the works.
Being able to achieve what so few Australians have been able to, Farrell now turns his attention to the rest of the year with some big fights lined up both internationally and in Australia.
“I’ll be focussing on two main fights for the year with the possibility of a few in between. One will be in the United States and we are also in the process of confirming a fight with Toby Smith at the end of the year”.
Eddie Farrell unleashing a huge sweep to dump the hard hitting Parinya on his head, getting the KO win and picking up the WMC Light-Heavyweight World Title last night! An outstanding performance by Eddie, who took this fight on only 3 days notice and just 10 days after winning a WAKO kickboxing title. #AndNew #MuayThai #WorldChampion #TigerMuayThai #Phuket #Thailand
Posted by Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, Phuket, Thailand on Thursday, 15 March 2018
(Video courtesy of Tiger Muaythai)