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Jomhod Kiatadisak makes successful MMA debut in main event of Full Metal Dojo 4

David Ash

Former Lumpinee and Rajadamnern champion Jomhod Kiatadisak made a successful mixed martial arts (MMA) debut in the main event of Full Metal Dojo 4, beating Cambodia's Vorn Viva by unanimous decision after picking him apart in the striking exchanges and scoring a couple of surprise takedowns.

Jomhod is 44 years old but after winning numerous titles in Muay Thai and kickboxing, he wants to get a couple of MMA fights in before he retires to focus full time on training commitments. Viva has also won titles in kickboxing and Kun Khmer and it was clear from the offset that both men were content to make it a striking match.

In the opening round Jomhod was able to score with multiple low kicks as the welts began to show on Viva's left thigh, but the Cambodian was not intimidated and stood his ground. The second stanza saw the Thai get a body lock during a clinch and use it to drag his opponent to the ground.

While the pace dropped significantly in the third, Viva was unable to mount any effective offense and Jomhod saw the round out to ensure the famous former Muay Thai fighters took a unanimous decision and got his MMA career off to a winning start.

In the co main event, touted Iranian wrestler and amateur boxing champion Masoud Ranjbar faced the more experienced but significantly lighter Yoann Gouaida in what turned into a grueling three-round war of attrition for both men.

Ranjibar was able to use his wrestling skills to repeatedly take Gouaida down and the French fighter, who normally competes at 205 pounds, was unable to get the big Iranian off him or to prevent him from scoring with a steady onslaught of ground and pound.

By the third round, Ranjibar has amassed such a significant lead on the scorecards that he was able to stall for the full five minutes, using good head movement to evade Gouiada's punches and scoring a couple more takedowns to cruise to a decision win.

With the loss, Gouaida drops to 4-4 but it was a brave display against a much heavier opponent while Ranjibar moves up to 1-0 and while his strategy might not have won him too many fans in Bangkok, he has a skill set which is going to make him very difficult to beat.

Although Viva lost it was a better night for the other two Cambodians on the card, with Thai Rithy moving up to 4-0 after taking out debutant Fabian Petersson via first-round rear naked choke and Chan Heng extending his record to 8-2 with a hard fought decision win over Detchadin Srosirisuphathin, who drops to 2-2.

Complete Full Metal Dojo 4 results below:

Thai Rithy defeated Fabian Petersson via Submission (rear naked choke) at 1:31 of round 1.

Andres da Forno defeated Jason Archilla vua TKO (Punches) at 3:35 of round 1.

Yut defeated Siripong Jumpekem via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:32 sec round 1.

Dmitrijs Homjakovs defeated Michael Dubois via TKO (Soccer Kicks and Punches) at 4:07 sec round 1.

Viktor Larson defeated Mamoru Kashiwakura via TKO (Soccer kicks) at 1:47 of round 1.

Chan Heng defeated Detchadin Srosirisuphathin via Decision (Unanimous)

Masoud Ranjbar defeated Yoann Gouaida via Decision (Unanimous)

Jomhod Kiatadisak defeated. Vorn Viva via Decision (Unanimous)

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