On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, Max Muay Thai veteran and 56-kilogram Global Fight champion Supernai Chor Chanatip defended his belt against Ronnapop Kamnanleenupranburi.
The 31-year-old Supernai looked dominant in Wednesday’s Global Fight main event, scoring from within the clinch with knees that left the younger Ronnapop semi-lifeless for almost two rounds.
In the third round, however, Ronnapop came out strong, landing crisp punches and an upward left elbow that opened up a vertical gash in between the eyes of Supernai.
The referee called a momentary pause to the fight to have the ringside doctor look at the cut. But as Supernai made his way toward the doctor, he nodded his head and told the doctor he wanted to continue. Despite the depth of the cut and the river of blood running down Supernai’s face, the doctor let the fight go on.
Supernai marched back into the fight, again shutting down Ronnapop in the clinch. And Ronnapop, despite turning things up in the beginning of the third round, once again folded under the constant pressure of Supernai.
At the end of the fight, Supernai was declared the victor and retained his 56-kilogram belt.