Muay Thai: Josh Tonna unsuccessful as Sam-A Gaiyanghadao defends title [VIDEO]

Canberra’s Josh Tonna was looking to springboard into Muay Thai royalty when he took on 425 fight veteran and one of greatest fighters of all time in Sam-A Gaiyanghadao.

The bout headlined the One Championship: Reign of Dynasties event held in Singapore on Friday night.

Sam-A started slowly, remained composed, and really started to dominate by the end of the first round. In the second round, Sam-A dropped “Timebomb” Tonna with a straight left. Tonna survived the count however Sam-A wasted no time, pouncing on Tonna with punches and kicks. A low-kick against the cage, swept Tonna’s leg and he went down again. The referee incorrectly called it a knockdown which meant that Sam-A needed just one more knockdown to get the victory.

It wouldn’t take long, just 15-seconds later as another straight left dropped Tonna and the referee ended the contest. 

With the win, his career 370th, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao successfully defends his One Super Series flyweight muay thai title.

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Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. By the time MMA arrived many years later, I was hooked. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of riding in an F1 car.