The former Lumpinee, Wbc, Wpmf and current K-1 world champion Kaew Fairtex (also known as Kaew Weerasakreck) entered this fight with a professional kickboxing record of 137-31-4 (44 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super lightweight in the world. He lost to Minoru Kimura at the beginning of 2015 (by majority decision), but then he has won eleven consecutive fights taking revenge on Kimura (=Kaew vs Kimura 2) and beating Wang Pengfei and Hideaki Yamazaki in 2017.
His opponent, Masaaki Noiri, has an official record of 31-8-0 (12 knockouts) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He lost to Kaew Fairtex in their first fight last year but then he has beat Wang Pengfei, Eddy Nait Slimani and Younes Smaili. Masaaki Noiri vs Kaew Fairtex 2, main event of the evening, is valid for the K-1 -65kg title – K-1 World GP 2017. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: K-1 World GP 2017 -70kg Super Welterweight
Where: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama City, Japan
Division: catchweight (143.3 lbs, 65 kg)
Title: K-1 -65kg Championship title
Kaew vs Noiri 2 Fight Video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)