1986 (age 32–33)
Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
|Native name||Samuel Toft|
|Other names||Nong-O Sit. Or|
|Height||171 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Bangkok, Thailand|
|Team||Sit. Or Gym (-2011) |
Evolve MMA (2015 - present)
last updated on: June 7, 2013
Nong-O Kaiyanghadao (born 1986), formerly known as Nong-O Sit Or, is a Thai Muay Thai kickboxer. He is considered one of the best pound for pound Muay Thai fighters in the world. He is a 5 division champion with 3 Lumpinee titles and 2 Thailand titles.
Nong-O Sit Or (น้องโอ๋ ศิษย์ อ.) was born as Apichet Khotanan in Sakon Nakhon Province in the Northeastern (Changwat) region of Thailand. He had his first fight at the age of 9. He became interested in Muay Thai when he saw one of his neighbors training. Nong-O was invited to train, and after a month of training he had his first fight.
On August 3, 2008, Nong-O fought against Kōji Okuyama at Keio Plaza hotel in Hachiōji, Tokyo, and he won by KO with left elbow strike during 3rd round. December 9, 2008, he fought against Wutidet Lukprabath at Lumpinee Stadium in the memorial event of Lumpinee Stadium establishment. He won by decision after five rounds.
On January 18, 2009, Nong-O fought against Tomoaki Suehiro at Yoyogi National Gymnasium for the Muay Thai event "Muay Lok". He won by TKO when the referee stopped the contest after he knocked Suehiro down twice with a right hook and left hook during first round. After the contest, he was given a bunch of flowers by Shinya Aoki. Nong-O was going to fight against Shunta Itō in the beginning, but he was replaced because his legs had not healed enough.
On November 8, 2009, he fought against Trijak Sitjomtrai in Japan. Trijak was the current champion at featherweight sanctioned by the Professional Boxing Association of Thailand, but Nong-O won by majority decision(2-0) after five rounds.
On December 8, Nong-O fought against Petboonchu F.A. Group for his Lumpinee Stadium title at Super featherweight(130 lbs). Nong-O won by decision and became the new champion.
On January 17, 2010, Nong-O participated in the tournament "Yod Muay Champions Cup 60kg" in Japan. He fought against Sindam Kietmukao in the first match. After five rounds, the bout was declared a draw. Nong-O lost by the split decision after extra round (6th round). On December 9, he challenged Saenchai's titles of Lumpinee Stadium and WMC, but he lost by decision.
On January 19, 2011, Nong-O Sit Or was named 2010 boxer of the year at the Society of Friends of Sportswriters Awards Night in Bangkok.
Nong-O started the year with a win over Singdam in February and followed it up the following month with another win over F16 Rajanon. He then lost a very close fight to Singdam in May, which many thought Nong-O had done enough to win, but beat Petboonchu FA Group in June. On 31 July he fought Singdam in the main event at Lumpinee Stadium and was defeated by unanimous decision.
He TKO'd Mongkolchai Phetsupaphan in five on February 7, 2013.
Return after hiatus to ONE Championship
Following a competitive hiatus in which he moved to Singapore to coach at Evolve, Nong-O returned in 2018 when ONE Championship unveiled their new striking format. Nong-O debuted in April and defeated Fabio Pinca via unanimous decision. He returned in his Thai homeland in October, and defeated Mehdi Zatout via unanimous decision.
Titles and accomplishments
- Muay Thai
- 2019 One Championship Muay Thai Bantamweight World Champion
- 2014 Rajadamnern Stadium Lightweight champion
- 2013 Lumpinee Stadium Lightweight champion
- 2012 Thailand Lightweight (135 lbs) champion
- 2011 Toyota Vigo Marathon Tournament (130 lbs / 59 kg) champion
- 2009 Lumpinee Stadium Super Featherweight (130 lbs / 59 kg) champion
- 2007 Lumpinee Stadium Featherweight champion
- 2006 Lumpinee Stadium Junior Featherweight (122 lbs / 56 kg) champion
- 2005 Thailand Bantamweight champion
- 2 times Thailand Junior Featherweight (122 lbs / 56 kg) champion
- 2010 Muay Thai boxer of the year (Sports Authority of Thailand)
- 2005 Muay Thai boxer of the year (Sports Writers Association of Thailand, Sports Authority of Thailand)
|Professional muaythai record|
The accurate record is unknown.
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- "My Life As A Muay Thai Fighter : Nong-O Gaiyanghadao". Evovle MMA.
- 有限会社マッスルブレインズ, 井原芳徳. "バウトレビュー - REPORTS [キック] TARGET 8.3 八王子。ノンオー＆オーロノーKO勝ち". BoutReview.com.
-  Archived July 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- 有限会社マッスルブレインズ, 井原芳徳. "バウトレビュー - REPORTS [M-1ムエタイ] 日本初ムエタイ大イベント「ムエローク」は盛況". BoutReview.com.
- 有限会社マッスルブレインズ, 井原芳徳. "バウトレビュー - REPORTS [M-1ムエタイ] ノンオー、トライジャックから執念の白星". BoutReview.com.
- 有限会社マッスルブレインズ, 井原芳徳. "バウトレビュー - REPORTS - シンダム＆クンスック、チャンピオンズ杯決勝へ". BoutReview.com.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20110714131145/http://muaythai2000.com/muaythai2000/weeklyshow.php?newsid=141. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011. Missing or empty
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- Dave Walsh. "10 Fights To Watch In October". Liverkick.com.
- Dave Walsh. "Oct. 4: Saenchai vs. Singdam Rematch, Somluck Khamsing Returns With 5.27M Baht On The Line". Liverkick.com.
- Dave Walsh. "Muay Thai Weekly Recap: February 10". Liverkick.com.
-  Archived August 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- "Nong-O Gaiyanghadao - Evolve MMA Singapore | Asia's #1 Mixed Martial Arts Gym". Evolve MMA Singapore. 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
- "Nong-O Gaiyanghadao outpoints Fabio Pinca at ONE: HEROES OF HONOR". AsiaOne. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
- "The Clinch – Thailand witnesses a striking masterclass from Srisaket". eNCA. Retrieved 2019-01-14.