Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts promotion ONE Championship yesterday announced that it has awarded Cambodian martial arts star Sok Thy a $5,000 win bonus due to a close controversial decision against Thai superstar Lerdsila Phuket Top Team last Saturday evening in Macau, China. He will also be awarded an automatic rematch.
The pair competed in a ONE Super Series Muay Thai flyweight bout on the main card of ONE: Pinnacle of Power, which took place at the Studio City Event Center. After a tremendous back-and-forth battle between two high-level strikers, Lerdsila Phuket Top Team emerged victorious after three rounds with a split decision verdict.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “Upon careful review of the thrilling ONE Super Series Muay Thai contest between Lerdsila Phuket Top Team and Sok Thy, ONE Championship has determined the bout to be extremely close and competitive in nature. In light of this, the organization feels it is appropriate to honor Sok Thy’s outstanding performance with a $5,000 win bonus due to a close controversial decision and automatic rematch.”