Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai Sityodtong a.k.a. Yodsanan 3-K Battery ,born August 17, 1974 in Srisaket, Thailand as Theera Phongwan), is a professional mixed martial artist in the bantamweight division of One Fighting Championship.
Yodsanan is an Instructor at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore, a world-class mma gym that has the most number of world champions in any gym in the world and in every discipline too.
He is currently an undefeated professional MMA fighter for ONE Fighting Championship, Asia’s largest MMA event. Yodsanan was the WBA World Champion in Boxing from 2002 to 2005 in the Super Featherweight division. He is currently ranked in the top 5 in the world.
His professional fight record in Western Boxing is 58-3-1 with 47 KOs. He is currently one of Thailand’s top professional boxers with a nickname of Little Tyson for his monstrous punching power and KO percentage. A seasoned southpaw, he has a devastating left cross and overhand left punch. Yodsanan also has over 50 professional Muay Thai fights.
Yodsanan turned pro as a boxer at the age of 19 and won his first five fights by KO. In 1997 he defeated Run Tangkilisan to win the interim PABA Super Featherweight Title. He defended the title 18 times before vacating it in order to challenge for the WBA Super Featherweight title which he won by defeating Lakva Sim on 13 April 2004.
Yodsanan successfully defended the title three times defeating Lamont Pearson, Ryuhei Suguta and Steve Forbes. On 30 April 2007 he faced challenger Vicente Mosquera at Madison Square Garden. Yodsanan became the first man to ever knock Mosquera down but still lost the fight by unanimous decision.
On 2 February 2009 Yodsanan defeated Jonathan Simamora by third round KO to win the vacant IBF Australasian Light Welterweight title.
On July 15, 2011 it was announced that Yodsanan had signed with ONE Fighting Championship.
Yodsanan made his professional debut when he fought South African Muay Thai champion Daniel Mashamaite at ONE Fighting Championship: Champion vs. Champion at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on September 3 of 2011. He won the fight via KO in the second round after landing a big knee to the face of his opponent.
Many journalists believes that Yodsanan will be the best boxer to ever switch from boxing to MMA.
Yodsanan is set to compete along with his teammates, Zorobabel Moreira, Fabricio Monteiro, Eddie Ng and the first female mma fighter Singapore, Nicole Chua in One Fighting Championship 3: War of the Lions on March 31 in Singapore Indoor Stadium. He will be facing a fellow striker, Jiang “Northern Tiger” Long Yun.
A boxer by trade, Jiang is reputed to have a wide variety of skills that he has yet to utilize in the cage. With only a handful of MMA victories to his name, he hopes to continue representing Chinese MMA by upholding its reputation for ferocity and relentlessness. Jiang has proven his ability to make short work of his opponent in his first MMA victory at the Chinese MMA promotion, Art of War, but more of his recent fights have allowed Jiang to display his mettle to keep up the pace for three grueling rounds. His earlier lost to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Leandro Issa shone a spotlight on his need for a much-improved ground game.
This is fight very interesting as two strikers will collide inside the One FC cage in front of millions of fans around the world.
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