July 1, 1985
Nong Bua Lamphu, Thailand
|Native name||ยอดแสนไกล แฟร์เท็กซ์|
|Other names||The Boxing Computer
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||72.2 kg (159 lb; 11.37 st)|
|Reach||70 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Pattaya, Thailand|
|Team||Fairtex Pattaya Gym (2005-present)
Yodsanklai Fairtex a.k.a. Yod (Thai: ยอดแสนไกล แฟร์เท็กซ์; born, July 1, 1985) is a Thai Thaiboxer. He is the former super welterweight WBC Muay Thai World champion at 154 lbs, and a three-time Lumpinee Stadium champion in the 112 and 147 lb weight classes. He trains out of Fairtex Gym in Pattaya, Thailand, and is the first champion of The Contender Asia. He was nicknamed "The Boxing Computer" by Thai sports newspapers as a testament to his perfect fighting technique. On June 11, 2017, he announced on Facebook that he would be retiring from fighting.
Yodthanong Photirat was born in the Nong Bua Lamphu Province in Northeastern Thailand, the hotbed of Muay Thai. He was introduced to the sport by his older brother Yodkangwan and started practicing after watching his brothers' fights when he was eight years old. He had his first fight at a temple fair in Ban Na Dee, his hometown, and received a fight fee of 20 ฿.
Before joining Fairtex in 2005, Yodsanklai fought for three camps: Saknipaporn, Sit-Khru-Od and Petchyindee. In August 2005, fighting under the name of Yodsanklai Petchyindee (ยอดแสนไกล เพชรยินดี), he won one of the most prestigious Muay Thai titles, the Lumpinee Stadium belt, by knocking out Runglaew. He became the 154 pound WBC Muay Thai World Champion by defeating Australian John Wayne Parr on December 10, 2005, in Gold Coast, Australia. In 2005, he won the Champion of Thailand (154 lb) title.
On June 30, 2006, Yodsanklai made his K-1 Max debut at Superfight at the K-1 World MAX 2006 World Championship Final held in Yokohama, Japan. He won against Kamal el Amrani by three round unanimous decision. Yodsanklai defended his WBC title on November 11, 2006, against Mark Vogel in Wuppertal, Germany, winning the fight by first round elbow knockout.
On November 29, 2007, Yodsanklai had a non-title contest at the "France vs Thailand" event held in Paris, France, against the French superstar Farid Villaume. Yodsanklai won the fight by third round referee stoppage TKO.
He fought former stablemate Kem Sitsongpeenong at Muay Thai Combat Mania: Pattaya in Pattaya, Thailand, on December 30, 2012, at a weight of 71 kg/156 lb, with same-day weigh-ins. Despite having not made such a low weight in a number of years, Yod came in at the limit in visibly better shape than in most of his recent fights and KO'd Kem with an elbow in round three.
Yod knocked out Gregory Choplin in round three at Lion Fight 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on January 25, 2013. He defeated Yohan Lidon by unanimous decision in a rematch at Warriors Night in Levallois, France, on March 2, 2013. On April 19, 2013, Yodsanklai TKO'd Naimjon Tuhtobaev in round two at Thai Fight: Pattaya 2013.
It was initially reported that Yod would fight Antuan Siangboxing at Thai Fight: Bangkok 2013 in Bangkok on June 29, 2013. However, his opponent was later switched to Kazbek Zubarov. He won via TKO at the end of round one when Zubarov suffered an injury.
Yod defeated Chike Lindsay for the inaugural Lion Fight Middleweight (-70 kg/154 lb) Championship at Lion Fight 10 in Las Vegas on July 26, 2013. Lindsay started well, but Yodsanklai took over in round two and began to cut the American up before taking the unanimous decision.
It was reported that Yod would fight Raphaël Llodra at the WBC World Muay Thai Millennium Championship in Saint-Pierre, Réunion, on September 7, 2013. However, he turned the fight down for monetary reasons. Instead, he knocked out Vladimir Konsky with a first round elbow in the quarter-finals of the 2013 edition of Thai Fight's -70 kg/154 lb tournament in Thailand on October 23, 2013. Then in semifinals, he defeated Samy Sana on November 30, 2013, and advanced to the final. He would go on to knock out Expedito Valin and win the tournament.
Yod was set to fight at Hero Legends in Jinan, China, on December 3, 2014 but withdrew for undisclosed reasons. He was also briefly expected to fight in the main event of Lion Fight 13 in Las Vegas on February 7, 2014, but quickly withdrew. He returned to the ring and beat Keo Rumchang by second round KO at Thai Fight: Hua Hin 2014 in Hua Hin, Thailand, on February 22, 2014.
On May 1, 2017, Combat Press ranked Yodsanklai the #4 lightweight in the world.
- 2014 Lion Fight Middleweight (-70 kg/154 lb) Championship
- 2013 Thai Fight -70 kg/154 lb Tournament Championship
- 2013 Lion Fight Middleweight (-70 kg/154 lb) Championship
- 2012 WMC World Middleweight (160 lbs) champion
- 2011 Toyota Vigo Marathon tournament runner up - 72 kg
- 2010 WMC/S1 King's Cup Challenger tournament champion
- 2010 SportAccord Combat Games Silver medal - 75 kg
- 2009 W.P.M.F. World Super Middleweight (168 lbs) champion
- 2008 Super 8 Guinea tournament champion
- 2008 WMC World Middleweight (160 lbs) champion
- 2008 WMC Contender Asia champion
- 2008 KO World Series Auckland Middleweight champion
- 2006 W.P.M.F. World Super Welterweight (154 lbs) champion
- 2005-2009 WBC Muay Thai World Super Welterweight (154 lbs) champion
- 2005 Professional Boxing Association of Thailand (PAT) Super Welterweight (154 lbs) champion
- 2005 Lumpinee Stadium Welterweight (147 lbs) champion
- 2003 Toyota D4D Marathon tournament (126 lbs) winner
- 2001 Lumpinee Stadium Flyweight (112 lbs) champion
197 Wins (77 (T)KO's, 116 decisions), 71 Losses, 4 Draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- "Yodsanklai Fairtex". www.fairtex.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30.
- Cox, Rob. "Yodsanklai Petchyindee Interview". www.muaythaionline.org. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
- Parviz Iskenderov. "Yodsanklai Fairtex retires from Muay Thai". Fightmag.
- "Yodsanklai: The Pride of Muay Thai". yodsanklai.blogspot.com/. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
- DiPietro, Monty. "Buakaw Best in World Max Final". www.k-1.co.jp. Archived from the original on August 15, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
- "Yodsanklai vs Villaume". www.wbcmuaythai.com. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
- Dave Walsh. "Muay Thai Combat Mania 2012, December 30: Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Yodsaenklai Fairtex stops Kem Sitsongpeenong with third round elbow KO in Pattaya". Combat-asia.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Dave Walsh. "Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Gregory Choplin To Headline Lion Fight 8 On AXS TV". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 8 Full Fight Card, Tickets On Sale December 14". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 8 Live Results". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Dave Walsh. "Jo Prestia's Warriors Night Features Lidon vs. Yodsanklai Rematch on March 2". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "World Muaythai Council". World Muaythai Council. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
-  Archived April 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- "The Pinto Brothers Take on Yodsanklai and Sudsakorn". Archived from the original on June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
- "Yodsanklai Headlines". Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- Dave Walsh. "Weekend Results: Thai Fight and MAX Muay Thai". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Dave Walsh. "Photo of the Day: Yodsanklai Signs on to Main Event Lion Fight in July". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 10 Announced for July 26th". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Dave Walsh. "New Fights Announced for Lion Fight 10". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 10 Results". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Lion Fight 10 Results and Recap ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Huge France vs Thailand Card Announced". Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- "Massive WBC Millennium Muay Thai Event Might be a Bust". Archived from the original on August 13, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
- "Chike Lindsay to represent the United States at 2013 154lb Thai Fight tournament ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Archived from the original on March 21, 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Thai Fight 2013 Tournament Results: Yodsanklai and Abraham Roqueni advance ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Fight Card for the November 30 Thai Fight event in Bangkok, Thailand ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Abraham Roqueñi no logró superar la semifinal del Thai Fight". Urbanfighterscommunity.com. 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
- "Thai Fight Results 11/30/2013 ~ Muay Thai Authority". Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Iron Mike Zambidis at Hero Legends - Iron Mike Zambidis". Ironmikezambidis.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Yodsanklai expected to headline Lion Fight 13 on Feb. 7, 2014 in Las Vegas ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Yodsanklai no longer headlining Lion Fight 13, event still scheduled for February 7, 2014 ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Thai Fight Results: Yodsanklai wins 11th consecutive fight ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Combat Press Kickboxing Rankings: May 2017". combatpress.com. 1 May 2017.
- "World Muaythai Council". World Muaythai Council. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "WBC Muay Thai World Championship Muay Thai results". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2008-06-20.