UNDEFEATED THAI STRAWWEIGHT PONGSIRI MITSATIT RETURNS TO THE CAGE AT FMD 5.
The big news in Asian MMA this week is that Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke will be fighting for the inaugural ONE Championship 115 lbs belt, but he won’t be the only undefeated Thai strawweight in action this month as Pongsiri Mitsatit is set to return to the Full Metal Dojo cage.
Mitsatit (3-0) is half Dejdamrong’s age but the 18 year-old is rapidly making a name for himself on the burgeoning Thai MMA scene. He trains at Team Quest in Chiang Mai and has won a few regional titles in Muay Thai but has decided to focus his energy on competing inside the cage.
At FMD 5: ‘Made in Thailand’ on 9 May Mitsatit will be taking on promotional newcomer Nattapong Limpwattanacha who will be making his professional debut but already has plenty of amateur experience. The teenage prospect will be looking for a second straight win for Thailand’s main MMA promotion.
In his most recent competitive outing at FMD 4 the teenager defeated Payoongsak Singchalad by unanimous decision in a ‘fight of the night’ opponent. Interestingly, his opponent would go on to submit a Japanese flyweight in Toyko a few months later which demonstrates how high the calibre of fighters is in the 115 lbs division in Thailand.
In the future Mitsatit might be looking to follow in the footsteps of Dejdamrong by challenging for that brand new ONE Championship title but for the time being he is fully focused on his forthcoming FMD fight which is set for the Live House in Bangkok’s Jatujak Park.
The FMD 5 card is going to consist primarily of Thai fighters with four man tournaments taking place in the 135 lbs and 145 lbs divisions. There will also be a heavyweight clash between American expats Jon Nutt and Dana Blouin.
Full details about FMD can be found here.