Namphon beats former Rajadamnoen ChampionTiger Muay Thai and MMA fighters went 1-1 in the Muay Thai ring on January 23, 2009 at Bangla Muay Thai Stadium, Patong, Phuket, Thailand. John (Ireland), who had been training hard the last month looked good early, but unfortunately threw a punch and dislocated his shoulder in the 2nd round.

Namphon won the biggest fight in Phuket knocking off former Rajadamnoen Champion. Namphon looked good throughout the fight using his height to his advanatage and turning on the power in the later rounds.