Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai

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Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai
BornTheera Phongwan
(ธีระ พงษ์วัน)
(1974-08-17) August 17, 1974 (age 45)
Phrai Bueng District, Srisaket Province, Thailand [1]
Native nameยอดสนั่น ส.นันทชัย
Other namesLittle Mike Tyson, Thai Mike Tyson,[2] Devil Shadow[3]
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight61.0 kg (134.5 lb; 9.61 st)
Fighting out ofSuphan Buri, Thailand
TeamOnesongchai Promotions (Boxing)
Evolve MMA (MMA)
TrainerYodtong Senanan (Muay Thai)
Ismael Salas (Boxing)
Years active1993–present
Professional boxing record
By knockout46
By knockout2
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission1
By submission1
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 name Theera Phongwan new name Theepaphat Phongwankittikun August 17, 1974 in Phrai Bueng District, Srisaket Province, Thailand) is a Thai professional boxer in super featherweight division. Yodsanan fights out of Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore, where he is a member of the Evolve MMA Fight Team.

In addition to boxing, he is also a mixed martial artist who competed for ONE Championship in their Bantamweight division from 2011 to 2017.

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 20 times before vacating it in order to challenge for the WBA Super Featherweight title which he won by defeating Lakva Sim on 13 April 2002.

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.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
5 matches 4 wins 1 loss
By knockout 3 0
By submission 1 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 4-1 Dodi Mardian KO/TKO (punch) ONE Championship: Warriors of the World December 9, 2017 1 1:32 IMPACT Arena, Bangkok, Thailand
Win 3-1 Ramon Gonzalez Submission (verbal) ONE Championship: Warrior Kingdom March 11, 2017 2 3:21 IMPACT Arena, Bangkok, Thailand
Win 2-1 Khon Sichan KO/TKO (punches) ONE 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 for Evolve MMA in Singapore.

In November 2010, he received an honorary master's degree in sports science from Sisaket Rajabhat University.[9]


  1. ^ ""ไมก์ ไทสัน เมืองไทย" ปลื้ม "มรภ.ศรีสะเกษ" มอบปริญญามหาบัณฑิตกิตติมศักดิ์". ASTV Manager. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2010. Thai: ภาษาไทย
  2. ^ a b http://www.boxinginteractive.com/?p=679[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ คู่ชกอิเหนาถึงไทยลั่นขอน็อกยอดสนั่น Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Thai: ภาษาไทย
  4. ^ a b Mahlmann, Andrew. "Yodsanan Sityodtong: Is the Thai Fighter the Best Boxer in MMA?". Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ "BoxRec - Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai". Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  6. ^ http://muaymag.com/yodsanan-moves-to-petchyindee-promotion.html[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Sherdog.com. "Singapore's One FC Launches; Gracies, Filipino Champs Aboard". Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.onefc.com/events/1-champion-vs-champion-asias-greatest-battle-of-champions.html
  9. ^ ""ไมค์ ไทสัน เมืองไทย" ปลื้ม "มรภ.ศรีสะเกษ" มอบปริญญามหาบัณฑิตกิตติมศักดิ์". ASTV Manager. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2010. Thai: ภาษาไทย


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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