Sam-A Gaiyanghadao

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Sam-a Kaiyanghadaogym
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BornPhithakammara Pawit
October 13, 1983
Buriram, Thailand
Native nameสามเอ ไก่ย่างห้าดาวยิม
Other namesAAA
NationalityThailand Thai
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight120–126 lb (54–57 kg; 8 st 8 lb–9 st 0 lb)
StyleMuay Thai
Fighting out ofBangkok, Thailand
TeamPetyindee Muay Thai Academy
TrainerPuthai Pinsinchai [1]
Years active1992-Present
Professional boxing record
By knockout1
By knockout0
No contests0
Kickboxing record
last updated on: July 12, 2013

Sam-a Gaiyanghadao is a Muay Thai fighter from Thailand. He is regarded as one of the best in the world, and known for his strong defense and counter offense. He is currently residing and teaching in the prestigious Evolve MMA gym in Singapore.[2]


Early career[edit]

Sam-a began fighting at age 9 after following the career of his uncle and watching Muay Thai on TV. Within a few years he had already had a couple hundred fights and was fighting nearly every week. At 15 he moved to Bangkok and began training at the Petchyindee Muay Thai academy.

Stadium Success[edit]

By the turn of the century Sam-A was fighting at both Lumpinee boxing stadium and Rajadamnern boxing stadium. He won his first stadium title in 2004 when he beat Petch T. Bangsean for the super flyweight championship of Lumpinee. Soon after he won the Thailand championship at the same weight.


By 2008 he was one of the biggest stars in Muay Thai and was frequently headlining major shows. At the beginning of the year he beat Petchboonchu F.A Group for the vacant bantamweight title of Thailand, and shortly after beat him again by a stoppage from an accumulation of kicks. Following a loss to Captainkane Narupai, Sam-a would stop top tier fighters, Jenrop Sakhomsin, Penaik Sitnumnoi, and Rungruanglek Lukprabart all in a row. He closed the year out by capturing the Lumpinee championship with a win over Detnarong Wor. Sangprapai.


Sam-a continued his great run of fighting in 2009 by starring in a classic rivalry with fan favorite, Ponsaneh Sitmonchai. Within a 12-month period the two would go on to fight 5 times, with Sam-a winning 4 of those. The one loss would come in 2010 from a controversial down call late in the fight. In this time he emerged as a Yodmuay (super fighter) and became one of the few fighters in Thailand who were making 100,000 baht per fight. In 2010 he split wins over another rival, Rungruanglek Lukprabart. Towards the end of 2010 he would go up 126 pounds and challenge top fighter Nong-O Sit Or at Lumpinee Stadium. Soon after he would stay up in weight and again lose to a bigger fighter, Singthongnoi Por. Telakoon. The size difference proved to be too much for Sam-a.


In 2011 he came back down to his natural weight and surpassed his 2008 year by going 8-0-1 and winning the Lumpinee fighter of the year award. His fight with reigning fighter of the year Kongsak Sitboonmee was amongst the biggest and most anticipated of the year. The fight was very close at the end and was ruled a draw. Soon after Sam-a's promoter told him he would buy him a new Toyota pickup truck if he won five straight. Sure enough he did, and Sam-a was awarded with a new Toyota pickup valued at over $50,000 dollars after a wide decision win over Tingtong Chor. Koyahu-Isuzu.[3] In 2011 he changed his name from Sam-a Thor. Ratonakiat to Sam-a Kaiyanghadaogym. Despite having gym in the name it is nothing more than a sponsor, with Kaiyanghadao meaning 5 star grilled chicken. For his first fight of 2012 he defeated Rungruanglek Lukprapbart by unanimous decision, and in doing so may have finished a long rivalry between the two with a 4-3 record head-to-head. The only other fighter he has fought 7 times was Yodsaenklai Fairtex.

On May 4 Sam-a fought Peneak Sitnumnoi at Lumpinee Stadium with the winner expected to receive the prestigious fighter of the year award. Peneak dropped Sam-a with an elbow in round four and won by unanimous decision.[4] During that fight Sam-a suffered a thigh injury which caused him to stop training Muay Thai and compete in a boxing match instead. He made his comeback on August 6 and defeated Tong by unanimous decision at Lumpinee Stadium.

He was scheduled to rematch Penek Sitnumnoi on October 4, 2012 at Lumpinee but the fight was postponed when Penek suffered a shoulder injury.[5][6]

He beat Petpanomrung Wor Sungprapai by decision at Lumpinee on November 2, 2012.[7]

Sam-a rematched Pokaew Fonjaenchonburi on February 7, 2013 and the pair fought to a draw.[8]

He beat Yokwitaya Petsimean on points at Lumpinee on May 10, 2013.[9][10]

He TKO'd Phet-Utong Or.Kwanmuang in round two at Lumpinee on June 7, 2013.[11]

Sam-a beat Superlek Wor Sangrapai on points to win the vacant Thailand super bantamweight title at Lumpinee on July 12, 2013. [12]

On 21 October 2014, Sam-a defeated by KO (4th round) against Andrew Doyle, for the WBC World Title 60 kg [13]

Professional Boxing[edit]

On July 12, 2012 Sam-a had his first career boxing fight. He fought Christian Abila and won by TKO in R4.

ONE Championship[edit]

Sam-A signed for ONE Championship, and in 2018 he met Joseph Lasiri in the promotion's first ever Muay Thai contest, defeating the Italian with a second round TKO.[14]

He followed that up with a KO victory over Sergio Wielzen to claim ONE's first ever ONE Super Series Muay Thai world title.[15]

Titles and accomplishments[edit]

  • Muay Thai
    • Multiple time Lumpinee super flyweight (115 pound) champion
    • Thailand super flyweight (115) champion
    • Former Thailand bantamweight (122 pound) champion
    • Current Lumpinee Bantamweight (122 pound) champion
    • Thailand super bantamweight champion
    • ONE Championship Flyweight Muay Thai champion
  • Awards
    • 2011 Lumpinee fighter of the year
    • 2011 Sports writers friends fighter of the year

Muay Thai record[edit]

Professional Muay Thai Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional Boxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes


  1. ^ "Náhodný vtip - černý humor".
  2. ^ "Sam-A Gaiyanghadao - Evolve MMA Singapore | Asia's #1 Mixed Martial Arts Gym". Evolve MMA Singapore. 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  3. ^ LiverKick - LiverKick
  4. ^ Dave Walsh. "LiverKick - LiverKick".
  5. ^ Dave Walsh. "LiverKick - LiverKick".
  6. ^ "Peneak's fight with Sam-a postponed again but Damien Alamos still set to fight Diesellek this Friday".
  7. ^ Dave Walsh. "LiverKick - LiverKick".
  8. ^ Dave Walsh. "LiverKick - LiverKick".
  9. ^ Fight Sport Asia. "Saenchai vs. Yodwicha Lumpinee Supershow: Full Card Released". Fight Sport Asia.
  10. ^ Fight Sport Asia. "A New Legend is Born: Yodwicha Defeats Saenchai". Fight Sport Asia.
  11. ^ Fight Sport Asia. "MASSIVE June 7 Lumpinee Super Show: Full Results and Videos". Fight Sport Asia.
  12. ^ "Controversy reigns at Lumpinee as Kongsak and Sam-a awarded debatable decision victories".
  13. ^ "Video: Sam-A Kaiyanghadaogym vs Andrew Doyle – WBC World 60kg Title – Hong Kong – 21 Ottobre 2014". Muay Farang.
  14. ^ "Sam-A Gaiyanghadao stops Joseph Lasiri in ONE's first-ever Muay Thai bout". AsiaOne. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  15. ^ "Sam-A Gaiyanghadao Claims Another World Title With Crushing KO | ONE Championship". Retrieved 2019-02-12.

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