All-Star Fight 3 took place this past weekend and featured the return of Buakaw.
The All-Star Fight 3 results were as expected. It was the Thai superstars first fight since suffering an upset loss to Jonay Risco at Enfusion Live #63. His original opponent was Glory veteran Niclas Larsen, but a staph infection forced him to withdraw from the bout. Passos stepped up as a last-minute replacement, but despite a valiant effort was not able to hand Buakaw his second consecutive defeat.
Buakaw controlled the fight from the opening bell and used a well-rounded attack to outclass Passos. He constantly pressed the action and when in close range delivered a steady dose of knees and elbows. To his credit, Pasos was able to absorb the punishment as he tried to fire back strikes of his own. It was clear, however, that what he hit Buakaw with had no effect. When it was over it was obvious who the winner was as Buakaw was awarded a decision victory.
In other action, Yohann Drai pulled out a huge victory over Jomthong Chuwattana. The Thai veteran was the favorite coming into the fight but Drai made sure to push the pace which was likely what secured him the victory.
Buakaw stablemate Petchtanong was also victorious on the night as he outpointed Ukranian striker Serey Kulyaba and Sibumen Sidcheboontham defeated Luis Cajaiba by decision.
All-Star Fight 3 Results:
Buakaw Banchamek def. Luis Passos via Decision
Sibumen Sidcheboontham def. Luis Cajaiba via Decision
Yohann Drai def. Jomthong Chuwattana Decision
Petchtanong Banchamek def. Sergey Kulyaba via Decision
Petchrahu So.Wanic def. Alexey Balyko via Decision
Carlos Coello Canales def. Nguyen Tang Quyen via KO in Rd. 2
Sarokin Vasily Alexandrovich and Kom Pikart Sor Tawanrung fight to a Draw