Sam-A Gaiyanghadao made his ONE Championship debut this past January with a victory. Now, the Lumpinee Stadium champion and Muay Thai legend is ready to add more gold to his resume.
Gaiyanghadao takes on Sergio Wielzen for the first-ever ONE Super Series Muay Thai flyweight title in the co-main event of ONE: Unstoppable Dreams Friday from the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
“I am thankful that ONE Championship has chosen me to take part in the first world title fight for ONE Super Series. I will do my best to make my family, my fans, and all of Thailand proud.”
The 34-year-old Gaiyanghadao sports an incredible 365-46-9 record in Muay Thai bouts and has also claimed the Thailand super flyweight, super bantamweight, bantamweight title and others during his 20-year-career that started when he was just a child.
Gaiyanghadao has shared the ring with the likes of Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Pornsanae Sitmonchai, Penek Sitnumnoi, Petchboonchu FA Group, and Singtongnoi Por Telakun, and he also currently coaches at Evolve MMA.
“I am in the best shape of my life, and I feel great. I am faster, stronger, and more experienced. It is going to be an exciting contest for sure, but I am looking to end it quickly,” Gaiyanghadao said.
As for his opponent, Gaiyanghadao is focusing completely in on Wielzen.
“My opponent for this fight is very strong,” Gaiyanghadao said. “He is experienced, and has a lot of power. I am not taking this fight lightly, and I am fully focused. I do not have a particular game plan. As always, I will go in and see how the fight develops. It is going to be a fun fight.”
ONE: Unstoppable Dreams airs via internet pay-per-view in North America and is headlined by Angela Lee defending her atomweight title vs. Mei Yamaguchi, along with Martin Nguyen putting his featherweight belt on the line vs. Christian Lee.