Yodsanklai Fairtex made his return to the ring at Kunlun Fight 57 against Sayfullah Khambakhadov.
The Thai powerhouse had not fought in over a year as he had been healing from some injuries. Always a fan favorite, he did not disappoint in his return.
He was originally set to take on Cedric Manhoef, but when Manhoef was forced to withdraw from the bout Khambakhadov was tapped as the replacement. Unfortunately for him, Yodsanklai was looking to send a message.
He was sporting his usual Fairtex shorts, but these had “I’m Back” written on the backside. This was unfortunate for Khambakhadov because Yod used him to get that message across. You have to give credit where credit is due. He did try and stand with Yodsanklai and didn’t look too bad early, but once Yod decided it was time you could see things start to unravel for Khambakhadov.
This was Kickboxing so we did not get a chance to see his elbows, but every other technique looked good for Yod.
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