The two time former Muay Thai champion, Hwa Jai dreams of defeating Joe Higashi.
At the start of the film Hwa Jai is once again the Muay Thai Champion. Joe Higashi was forced to vacate the title due to the injuries he sustained from Wolfgang Krauser and the time he needed to take of to recover and rehabilitate. Joe is challenging Hwa Jai for the title and Hwa instantly mounts an aggressive offense. As the fight goes on Mai Shiranui voices her concerns to Andy Bogard. Andy just laughs and informs Mai that Joe is faking. As Hwa Jai prepares to land a right hook Joe executes and right knee thrust and knocks out the champion with the one hit to claim the title.