- WHO: Mohsen Mansoori (Eric) Vs. Sanomsak Sitsurapon
- WHERE: Pattaya, Thailand
- WHAT: IKF Pro Kickboxing K-1 Rules
- IKF Representative: Shihan Amir Mosadegh
- IKF Referee: Dennoi Soponkit
- IKF JUDGES: Sompon Lukaa , Yodsunpon Sitchaipum, Yodsan Munsurim
- EVENT DOCTOR: Danuwong Tanjararak
- PROMOTER: Persian International Martial Arts Federation (PIMAF)
For the first time, the biggest match Thailand has ever seen was held by IKF Asia. This match was held between Mohsen Mansoori the Iranian kickboxing champion and Sanomsak Sitsurapon Thai boxing champion from Thailand in the style of kickboxing with K-1 Rules.
There was a lot of excitement in the Stadium in Pattaya, Thailand as this was the first qualifier, being sanctioned by IKF Asia in Thailand. A lot of crowd gathered to watch the match and they were cheering the fighters heavily. During this event, many Thai promoters showed enthusiasm to hold more such matches in Thailand and preliminary agreements were made.
This match is part of a play off for the Grand Pris match for the prize of $5,000 to be held next year, on 29th of January. This is the first prize to be awarded from IKF Asia in Thailand.
In the first round, the fighters tested their opponent’s skills and followed a close fight. In the second round, despite the brilliant and powerful performance by the Thai champion, Mohsen Mansoori attacked the Thai fighter and showed off his fighting skills and broke the opponent’s ribs with a back kick and won the match by Knock-Out point.
After the match, the winner was announced and the Iranian flag was raised in the stadium. Eric qualified to fight in the Asian Championship Title to be sanctioned by IKF Asia for the first time in Thailand. He will fight fiercely for the IKF Asia golden belt and the prize money of $5000.