Piriyapinyo, best known for his 2012 loss to Chris John in Singapore, scored his 3rd victory since his set back to John as he stopped the completely over-matched Jovill Marayan (8-13-3, 3). Marayan is now 1-3 in his last 4 bouts with all 3 of those losses coming by stoppage.
On the same card as Piriyapinyo's bout, fellow Thai Thongtaeng Muangsima (4-2) also scored a victory out pointing the Thai based Chinese fighter Jen Yu Jia (2-5-1, 1).
There was also victories for Paithong Muangsima (2-1, 1) and Angor Sor Saenkamrang (1-0, 1) as well as a draw between Anrey Sor Saenkamrang (3-1-1, 1) and Petchnatkan Bangmod Sport (0-0-1).
It wasn't a perfect day for Thai's however as Saming Chopchai (0-2) suffered his second successive stoppage loss in Australia. Chopchai was stopped in the second round by Australian novice Jake Ellis (2-0, 2).
In fact in Australia it wasn't a good day for Asian's in general with Filipino Michael Dan (3-4-1, 1) also suffering a stoppage loss. Dan was stopped by the doctor at the end of round 3 in his bout against Ben Capps (5-1-1, 2). And Aussie based Filipino born Rey Anton Olarte (17-23-8, 4) was out pointed Michael Zerafa (11-0, 5). Although interestingly Olarte did score a knockdown in round 3 of their 10 round bout.
The one Asian fighter who did have success "down under" was Jack Asis (29-18-4, 15). The Australian based, Filipino born fighter scored his 8th straight victory as he stopped Jose Saez (22-16-6, 12) in the 3rd round. This was a really good result for Asis who appears to becoming a bit of a Cinderella man.
In the US things were much better with China's IK Yang (13-0-0-1, 9) blasting out Roger Rosa (5-3-1) in just 128 seconds. Yang may have missed out on TV time on ESPN but again impressed those in attendance. It really can only be a matter of time before he is being given some real exposure.