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Samy Sana
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Born (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 33)
Paris, France
Other names Terminator
Nationality Algeria Algerian France French
Weight 70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Division Super middleweight
Middleweight
Light middleweight
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Thailand
Team Phenix Muay Thai Paris
Venum Training Camp Thailand
Trainer Alassane Gaye & Bernard Defretin
Years active 2001 – present
Kickboxing record
Total 152
Wins 135
By knockout 49
Losses 15
By knockout 1
Draws 2
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec

Samy Sana (born 10 December 1988) is an Algerian-French Muay Thai kickboxer who currently competes in ONE Championship. He is the former WBC Muaythai Interim Super Middleweight champion.

As of 1 August 2020, he is ranked the #7 lightweight in the world by Combat Press. He is ranked the #5 Featherweight in the ONE Championship Featherweight Muay Thai division.

Biography and career

Early career

On 16 June 2013, Samy Sana won the Wicked One Tournament in the 70 kg light middleweight division by defeating Guimba Coulibaly by knockout and Kevin Renahy by decision in one night.

On 4 October 2013, for the A1 World Middleweight Championship, Sana lost to Tass Tsitsiras in Springvale, Australia, by DQ, after a knee illegally struck Tsitsiras in the throat. Tsitsiras could no longer continue. It was ruled a disqualification.

At the "Best of Siam" event held at Rajadamnern Stadium on 27 May 2016, Sana defeated Eakchanachai Kaewsamrit via third-round knockout to win the WBC Muaythai World Super Middleweight (75 kg) Championship.

Samy Sana defeated Fernando Calzetta at the joint event between Oktagon and Bellator on 9 December 2017 to win the ISKA Muay Thai World Middleweight (72.5 kg) Championship.

On 17 March 2018, Samy Sana defeated both Kevin Renahy and Zakaria Laaouatni in the same night in Tours, France to win the "La Nuit Des Titans" 72.5 kg middleweight tournament.

ONE Championship

Samy Sana made his ONE Championship debut on 29 June 2018 at ONE Championship: Spirit of a Warrior in Yangon, Myanmar, where he lost to Sorgraw Petchyindee by unanimous decision. He then defeated Armen Petrosyan by unanimous decision at ONE Championship: Conquest of Champions in Manila on 23 November 2018. Next, he lost to Jo Nattawut by unanimous decision at ONE Championship: Clash of Legends in Bangkok on 16 February 2019.

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix

Sana was announced as one of the participants in the ONE Super Series Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix, which included Giorgio Petrosyan, Yodsanklai Fairtex, and Phetmorakot Petchyindee Academy. In the Grand Prix Quarter-Final, which took place at ONE Championship: Enter the Dragon in Kallang, Singapore on 17 May 2019, he upset Yodsanklai Fairtex in a three-round unanimous decision victory which saw him knock down Yodsanklai. His win over Yodsanklai was voted the "Upset of the Year" by Combat Press.

After his upset win over Yodsanklai, he was scheduled to face Dzhabar Askerov in the Grand Prix Semi-Final at ONE Championship: Dreams of Gold in Bangkok on 16 August 2019, where he went on to win by majority decision in a fight that saw Sana scoring a knockdown on Askerov.

He is scheduled to face Giorgio Petrosyan in the Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Final at ONE Championship: Century in Tokyo on 13 October 2019. On 13 October 2019, Samy Sana lost to Giorgio Petrosyan in the Kickboxing World Grand Prix Final by unanimous decision.

Following his run in the Featherweight Grand Prix, Sana was one of four French kickboxers to enter the ONE Championship rankings.

Post-Grand Prix

He returned to action at S47S, when he fought Martin Meoni. Sana won the fight by unanimous decision.

Samy Sana was scheduled to fight at ONE Championship: Collision Course 2 on 25 December 2020, where faced Jamal Yusupov. Both fighters held upset victories over Yodsanklai Fairtex. In a fight that saw him get knocked down in the second round, Sana lost by unanimous decision.

2021 Kickboxing Grand Prix

On 3 September 2021, it was announced that Sana would be one of eight participants in the 2021 ONE Kickboxing Featherweight Grand Prix. He will face Chingiz Allazov at ONE Championship: First Strike. Sana lost the fight in 39 seconds via liver punch, suffering the first knockout loss of his career.

Titles and achievements

  • ONE Championship
    • 2019 ONE Kickboxing Featherweight World Grand Prix Runner-up
  • Nuit des Titans
    • 2018 Nuit des Titans Tournament Champion (-72.5 kg)
  • International Sport Karate Association
    • 2017 ISKA World Muay Thai Championship (-72.5 kg)
  • WBC Muay Thai
    • 2016 W.B.C. Interim Super Middlweight Championship (-75 kg)
  • Wicked One
    • 2013 Wicked One Tournament Champion (-71 kg).
  • Fédération française de kick boxing, muay thaï et disciplines associées
    • 2012 French Muay Thai Champion (-71 kg)
    • 2011 French Muay Thai Champion (-71 kg)
  • Combat Press
    • 2019 Upset of the Year vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex

Muay Thai & Kickboxing record

Kickboxing record
135 Wins (49 (T)KO's), 15 Losses, 2 Draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2021-10-15 Loss Belarus Chingiz Allazov ONE Championship: First Strike Kallang, Singapore KO (Punch to the Body) 1 0:39
Kickboxing Featherweight Grand Prix Quarter Final
2020-12-25 Loss Russia Jamal Yusupov ONE Championship: Collision Course 2 Kallang, Singapore Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2020-10-03 Win Italy Martin Meoni S47S Paris, France Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2019-10-13 Loss Italy Giorgio Petrosyan ONE Championship: Century Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Kickboxing Featherweight Grand-Prix Final.
2019-08-16 Win Russia Dzhabar Askerov ONE Championship: Dreams of Gold Bangkok, Thailand Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
Kickboxing Featherweight Grand-Prix Semi-Finals.
2019-05-17 Win Thailand Yodsanklai Fairtex ONE Championship: Enter the Dragon Kallang, Singapore Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Kickboxing Featherweight Grand-Prix Quarter-Finals.
2019-02-16 Loss Thailand Jo Nattawut ONE Championship: Clash of Legends Bangkok, Thailand Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2018-11-23 Win Italy Armen Petrosyan ONE Championship: Conquest of Champions Manila, Philippines Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2018-06-29 Loss Thailand Sorgraw Petchyindee ONE Championship: Spirit of a Warrior Yangon, Myanmar Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2018-03-17 Win France Zakaria Laaouatni La Nuit Des Titans Tours, France Decision 3 3:00
Wins La Nuit Des Titans - 72.5 kg Tournament.
2018-03-17 Win France Kevin Renahy La Nuit Des Titans Tours, France Decision 3 3:00
La Nuit Des Titans - 72.5 kg Tournament Semi-Finals.
2018-02-24 Win Russia Rashid Salikhov ACB KB 13: From Paris with war Paris, France Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2017-12-09 Win Italy Fernando Calzetta Oktagon Bellator Florence, Italie Decision 3 3:00
Wins the ISKA World Muay Thai Championship (-72.5 kg).
2017-10-28 Draw Democratic Republic of the Congo Alka Matewa Duel 2 Paris, France Draw 3 3:00
2017-07-17 Win Italy Saro Presti Le Choc Des Gladiateurs Lavandou, France Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2017-02-25 Win Germany Ramon Kubler Ilyrian Fight Night II Winterthour, Switzerland TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 2 3:00
2016-05-27 Win Thailand Eakchanachai Kaewsamrit Best of Siam Rajadamnern Bangkok, Thailand KO (Punch) 3 2:15
Wins the W.B.C. World Muay Thai Championship (-75 kg).
2015-10-25 Draw Thailand Nontachai Sitsae Max Muay Thai Pattaya – 73 kg Pattaya, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2015-06-19 Win France Raphaël Llodra Best of Siam 6 Paris, France Decision 5 3:00
2015-01-31 Loss Thailand Diesellek TopkingBoxing Emperor Chok Dee Nancy, France Decision 5 3:00
2014-08-16 Loss Thailand Thongchai Sitsongpeenong 2014 TopKing World Series 2 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France Decision 3 3:00
2014-08-16 Loss France Yohan Lidon 2014 A1 WCC -75 kg/165 lb K1 rules Lyon, France Decision 3 3:00
2014-08-16 Loss Thailand Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee 2014 Thai Fight -72.5 kg/154 lb Kard Chuek Fight Nakan Sawan Decision 3 3:00
2014-07-26 Loss France Walid Haddad Le Choc des Gladiateurs XIII France Decision 3 3:00
2014-06-14 Win Thailand Yodpayak Sitsongpeenong Best Of Siam 5 Paris, France Décision 5 3:00
2014-05-17 Win Spain Ibrahima Njie Jarra Impact Fight Night -72.5 kg/154 lb Bordeaux, France Décision 3 3:00
2014-03-08 Win Thailand Armin Pumpanmuang Windy Sport Le Choc des Légendes Saint-Ouen, France KO 5 3:00
2014-02-15 Win France Youssef Sid Wicked One Tournament -70 kg/154 lb Tournament, Finals Paris, France Decision 5 3:00
2013-11-30 Loss Thailand Yodsanklai Fairtex 2013 Thai Fight -70 kg/154 lb Tournament, Semi Finals Bangkok Decision 3 3:00
2013-11-15 Win Thailand Wannamoon Nuttapong Muay Thai League Paris Carpentier Paris, France KO 5 3:00
2013-10-23 Win United States Chike Lindsay 2013 Thai Fight -70 kg/154 lb Tournament, Quarter Finals Bangkok Décision 3 3:00
2013-10-04 Loss Australia Tass Tsitsiras A1 World Middleweight Title Springvale, Australia DQ (Throat Strike) 1
2013-06-16 Win France Kevin Renahy Wicked One Tournament -70 kg/154 lb Tournament, Semi Finals Paris, France Decision 3 3:00
2013-06-16 Win France Guimba Coulibaly Wicked One Tournament -70 kg/154 lb Tournament, Quarter Finals Paris, France KO 3 3:00
2013-05-04 Win Belgium Elias Achergui La Nuit des Combattants 3 Persan (Val-d'Oise), France KO 5 3:00
2013-03-30 Win France Sébastien Billard Gala Méru Méru, France KO 5 3:00
2013-03-09 Draw France Moussa Dembélé Pantin Muay Thaï 2 Pantin, France Decision 5 3:00
2013-02-15 Win France Farid El Bannoudi Show Thaï 6 Aubervilliers, France Decision 5 3:00
2012-12-15 Loss Czechoslovakia Michal Krcmar Vecer Bojovniku Thajskeho Boxu 4 Prague, Czech Republic Decision 5 3:00
2012-10-20 Loss France Karim Bezzouh Golden Fight La Courneuve, France Decision 5 3:00
2012-10-06 Loss Slovenia Jan Mazur Noc Bojov 3 Orava, Slovakia Decision 3 3:00
2012-09-22 Win Turkey Uno Karaoglan Superpro Fight Night 4 Basel, Switzerland Decision 3 3:00
2012-09-22 Win Belgium Claudio Baressi Superpro Fight Night 4 Basel, Switzerland Decision 3 3:00
2012-03-03 Win France Kevin Martens Shock Muay Thaï 4 Saint-Denis, France Décision 5 3:00
2011-05-07 Win France Amine Bouhannani Thai Max 2 Palavas-les-Flots, France KO 5 3:00
2011-02-26 Win France Anthony Valle Thai Max Palavas-les-Flots, France KO 5 3:00
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