WATCH: Algeria’s Mohamed Younes Rabah KOs Thai Star Saemapetch

Mohamed Younes Rabah defeats Saemapetch at ONE Fight Night 17
Mohamed Younes Rabah defeats Saemapetch at ONE Fight Night 17

Algeria‘s Mohamed Younes Rabah stunned Saemapetch Fairtex on his debut, picking up an impressive knockout win.

Rabah put his massive height and reach advantage to his favor in a Bantamweight Muay Thai contest in which neither athlete shied away from trading heavy strikes.

Ranked third in ONE’s Bantamweight Muay Thai division, Saemapetch opened the bout with punches and a push kick to keep the towering Algerian’s threat away.

Rabah answered with a high right kick, but the Thai star managed to drop his Algerian counterpart midway through the round. Instantly, Rabah came back with a knockdown of his own.

Rabah continued to charge forward, cornering the Thai with punches before the two fighters clinched.

Saemapetch shook Rabah with a big right hand, but the Algerian retaliated, dropping his Thai opponent for the second time and quickly struck him with a knee, knocking him out at 2:29 of the first round.

Nicknamed “The Eagle”, the 26-year-old Rabah kept his clean professional slate, raising his overall record to 14-0.

Meanwhile Saemapetch’s overall record drops to 126-20.

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