It was Ricky Gransted’s first professional Muay Thai fight and he couldn’t have done a better job. On Sunday night in Bangla Boxing Stadium, the 25-year-old punched and kneed his way to his a victory in his debut for Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp in Phuket, Thailand.
“I’m so excited right now! All I want is another fight,” Gransted said after the bout.
His third round KO victory over 30-year-old Pechmorakot, a veteran of over 25 fights, earned the praise from his corner whom Gransted credited after the fight.
“I’ve been training for some time at TMT and the trainers here have been fantastic and really helped me out.” Gransted said.
The Swede forced his opponent to the ground on several occasions, including three times in the first round with a right leg sweep and a text book take-down. Gransted stepped into several of Pechmorakot’s kicks only to come away with several strong punches to the sternum.
By the end of the second round, Gransted’s punches and elbows had a clear effect on Pechmorakot. The start of the third round saw Gransted finish off his opponent with two combinations before Pechmorakot hit the ground for good.
In a later fight, TMT’s Chris David, of The United States, faced off against Sinchainoi, a veteran of over 50 fights. David, who was in his second professional fight, controlled much of the pace and landed several hard elbows and kicks, but lost by decision after the fifth round.