Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai

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Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai
ยอดสนั่น ส.นันทชัย
Born Theera Phongwan
(ธีระ พงษ์วัน)
(1974-08-17) August 17, 1974 (age 42)
Phrai Bueng District, Srisaket Province, Thailand [1]
Native name ยอดสนั่น ส.นันทชัย
Other names Little Tyson, Thai Tyson,[2] Phantom Shadow[3]
Nationality Thailand
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 63.5 kg (140 lb; 10.00 st)
Style Boxing
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Suphan Buri, Thailand
Team Onesongchai Promotions (Boxing)
Evolve MMA (MMA)
Trainer Yodtong Senanan (Muay Thai)
Ismael Salas (Boxing)
Years active 1993–present
Professional boxing record
Total 62
Wins 58
By knockout 47
Losses 3
By knockout 2
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 3
Wins 2
By knockout 2
Losses 1
By submission 1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai or Yodsanan Sityodtong a.k.a. Yodsanan 3-K Battery (Thai: ยอดสนั่น 3เคแบตเตอรี่; born August 17, 1974 in Phrai Bueng District, Srisaket Province, Thailand as Theera Phongwan), is a professional Thai boxer in light welterweight division. Yodsanan currently fights out of Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore where he is a member of the Evolve MMA Fight Team.

He is known as the Thai Tyson due to his KO power and is one of the best boxers Thailand has ever produced.[2][4]


Yodsanan turned pro in 1993 and won his first five fights by KO. In 1997 he defeated Run Tangkilisan to win the interim PABA Super Featherweight Title. He defended the title 18 times before vacating it in order to challenge for the WBA Super Featherweight title which he won by defeating Lakva Sim on 13 April 2004.

Yodsanan successfully defended the title three times defeating Lamont Pearson, Ryuhei Suguta and Steve Forbes. On 30 April 2005 he faced challenger Vicente Mosquera at Madison Square Garden. Yodsanan became the first man to ever knock Mosquera down but still lost the fight by unanimous decision.

On 2 February 2009 Yodsanan defeated Jonathan Simamora by third round KO to win the vacant IBF Australasian Light Welterweight title.[5]

Muay Thai[edit]

Yodsanan has fought several professional Muay Thai fights. Notably on 8 March 2007 when he fought Bovy Sor Udomson at Rajadamnern Stadium losing by decision.[6]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

In early 2011 it emerged that Yodsanan had started training in Mixed Martial Arts at Evolve MMA in Singapore. On July 15, 2011 it was announced that Yodsanan had signed with ONE Fighting Championship.[7] This has led some journalists to suggest that Yodsanan will be the best boxer to ever switch from boxing to MMA.[4]

Yodsanan made his professional debut when he fought South African Muay Thai champion Daniel Mashamaite at ONE Fighting Championship: Champion vs. Champion at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on September 3.[8] He won the fight via TKO in the second round after landing a stunning flying knee to the face of his opponent.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2-1 Khon Sichan KO/TKO (punches) ONE Fighting Championship: Kingdom of Champions May 27, 2016 1 3:44 IMPACT Arena, Bangkok, Thailand
Loss 1-1 Jiang Long Yun Submission (rear naked choke) ONE Fighting Championship: War of the Lions March 31, 2012 1 4:28 Kallang, Singapore
Win 1-0 Daniel Mashamaite TKO (flying knee) ONE Fighting Championship 1: Champion vs. Champion September 3, 2011 2 0:14 Kallang, Singapore

Personal life[edit]

In 2009 he was a boxing trainer in Singapore.

In November 2010, he received an honorary master's degree in sports science from Sisaket Rajabhat University.[1]


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Preceded by
Joel Casamayor
Title vacant after Casamoyor lost to Acelino Freitas
WBA Super Featherweight Champion
April 13, 2003 – April 30, 2005
Regular title until January 15, 2004
Succeeded by
Vicente Mosquera