ONE Championship: Pinoy fighter Rabin Catalan falls to Thai fighter in Bangkok
Santino Honasan on Dec 09, 2017 08:33 PM
Rabin Catalan fell to Thailand's Kritsada Kongsrichai at ONE: Warriors of the World in Bangkok, Thailand
Filipino fighter Rabin ‘The Rock’ Catalan absorbed his third straight loss after being stopped by Thai grappler Kritsada ‘The Dream Man’ Kongsrichai in the preliminaries of ONE Championship: Warriors of the World, Saturday evening at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
Kongsrichai was the more aggressive fighter as he charged at the Pinoy with a number of hard kicks, before Catalan decided to try and use his wrestling.
The Pinoy shot in for a takedown but was reversed by Kongsrichai, who ended up in top position.
Kongsrichai transitioned into mount, and from there dropped a barrage of vicious strikes and elbows, ultimately forcing Catalan to submit.
The stoppage came in at 3:01 of the first round.
Catalan drops to 4-4 in his professional career, while Kongsrichai improves to 6-3.