Plangpimai, a Thai fighter, was considered a war machine who never lost a fight–just like Christian, but with the difference being that he won all of his fights by knockout (KO). Curiously, Thai people believe that Nattapon Plangpimai will be the next world champion! He is 24 years old, physically strong, 185 cm high and has very long upper limbs.
Christian was aware that he needed to pace himself throughout the 12 rounds to keep from tiring himself so that he would have strength and energy in the last few rounds. However, his opponent started off very strong from the first round, bringing combinations and keeping constant pressure on Christian. Christian and his team were certainly expecting such a tactic and were able to respond and adjust his method.