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Category: Muay Thai

Lion Fight 38 Card Announced

On September 29th Lion Fight returns with Lion Fight 38, featuring a showdown for the Lion Fight Super Lightweight Title in the main event between former Lumpinee and Channel 7 champion Tong Anucha against up-and-comer Saemapetch Fairtex. Familiar face to muay thai and kickboxing fans Brett Hlavacek takes on Timothy Woods, who is making his debut for Lion Fight in this fight. Also featured on the card will be Jafar Toshev, Steve Walker and Brian Bogue, with their fights to be announced at a later date. UPDATE 8/18: Additional bouts added Tong “Tukkatong” Anucha vs. Saemapetch Fairtex – Lion Fight [read more]

Lion Fight 37 Results: Jo Nattawut Retains His Title

Lion Fight 37 went down tonight live from Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut, seeing Lion Fight Super Welterweight Champion Jo Nattawut defend his title against Ptechtanong Banchamek via decision. Full results are below. Main Event – Super Welterweight Title Fight – Jo Nattawut (63-6-2) outlasted Petchtanong Banchamek (345-52-1) to win by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47). Co-Main Event – Cruiserweight Title Fight – Chip Moraza-Pollard (5-0) defeated Paul Banasiak (5-1) by unanimous decision (48-46, 49-45, 49-45). Lightweight Fight – Amine Ballafrikh (9-3) dominated Johncy Lindor (2-1) for three rounds before winning by TKO (referee stoppage at 2:23). Welterweight Fight [read more]

Steven Wright’s Top 15 fighters in women’s Kickfighting

There hasn’t been much movement at the top, but the new Best female fighters in Kickfighting list has a lot of the usual suspects and one huge move forward for one of the combatants. Also the list of 15 now includes more 48kg fighters, so Muay Thai writer Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu should approve of the full list this year. As always my list is focused on International resumes. Honorable mention. In one of the craziest career turn arounds ever, Mellony Geugjes is having a great year and is Krush champion. Not enough to be on the list, but great turnaround. [read more]

Lion Fight Signs Exclusive Partnership with Fairtex

Lion Fight, who have a show coming up next weekend, have made a big win by scooping up a partnership and sponsorship deal from Fairtex USA. Fairtex is perhaps the most well-known name in the muay thai gear business and will be the exclusive supplied of gloves for the promotion moving forward. On top of this they will be sponsoring the promotion, which means logos on the mat and elsewhere as well. Lion Fight have positioned themselves as the premier muay thai brand within the United States by highlighting homegrown talents from both coasts as well as flying in some [read more]

Lion Fight Signs Cruiserweight Contender Chip Moraza-Pollard to Long-term Deal

It only took three fights from cruiserweight Chip Moraza-Pollard for Lion Fight officials to see something special in the young fighter from New England and secure him for the long-term. Moraza-Pollard made a name for himself on the AXS TV Fights platform in the realm of MMA before he made his debut for Lion Fight against veteran Brett Hlavacek. Since then he’s wowed fans and secured his spot on the Lion Fight roster. On July 28th at Lion Fight 37 he’s primed to fight for the vacant Lion Fight Cruiserweight Championship against Paul Banasiak, airing live on AXS TV. He’ll be able [read more]

Saenchai Issues Open Challenge for Yokkao 26 in Hong Kong

Legendary Thai fighter Saenchai has been and done everything, from the stadiums in Thailand to fighting the best of the best in both muay thai and kickboxing worldwide. Now, for one of his upcoming fights at Yokkao 26 on September 28th in Hong Kong he’s looking for something new, something different in the way of an open challenge. Word is that Yokkao is looking for someone from the United States or North America to challenge the legendary Saenchai. Let’s look at some of the fighters based out of the US or North America that we’d like to see fight Saenchai. [read more]

Dzhabar Askerov Signs on with Yokkao, Training at Yokkao Bangkok

Over the years Yokkao has proven itself to be a force in the realm of muay thai gear and lifestyle apparel, but they’ve also branched out to exciting events, gyms and even their own professional team of fighters, trainers and brand ambassadors for the sport. One such fighter was Dzhabar Askerov. Askerov has always been in the discussion when it comes to the world’s top 70kg fighters in both muay thai and kickboxing and now after recovering from a rocky year in 2016 with three wins in Russian and China, Askerov has returned to the Yokkao fold, inking a management and training [read more]

Watch Highlights of Singdam From Kunlun Fight 62

This past weekend at Kunlun Fight 62 Yokkao-sponsored fighter Singdam Kiatmoo9 made his Kunlun Fight debut in China and did it in dominating fashion, picking up a three-round decision victory over Gu Hui. Hui, who has fought Buakaw Banchamek in the past, put up a fight, but Singdam’s signature rapid-fire right kicks were simply too much for the Chinese fighter to handle. You can watch a highlight from Yokkao below that shows some of the devastating kicks that Singdam employed to make a huge splash on Kunlun Fight. This fight was at 66kg, but Singdam is debating moving up to [read more]

Kem Sitsongpeenong Offers To Come Out of Retirement to Fight Buakaw

This weekend muay thai legend Yodsanklai Fairtex had to make the tough decision to retire after returning from a knee injury that left him sideline for over a year, only to find himself not quite in the best condition to be fighting and in constant pain. This left the potential dream fights with fighters like Giorgio Petrosyan and most notably Buakaw Banchamek on the table and unfulfilled. Another muay thai legend had retired this year in Kem Sitsongpeenong, but now in the wake of Yodsanklai’s retirement, he’s willing to come back if the conditions are right. Sitsongpeenong management sent out [read more]

Yodsanklai Fairtex Announces Retirement Via Social Media

This has been a rollercoaster of a day for the world of kickboxing with the craziness that went down at GLORY 42 Paris and now Yodsanklai Fairtex has announced his retirement from the ring. The announcement was made via Yodsanklai’s social media accounts; the statement in Thai on Facebook and English on his Instagram (embedded below). "Greeting to all my friends brothers and sisters and my fans. I wanted lets everyone know that i am retiring from fighting. I have been fighting for a long time, I have been suffering from many injuries and most recent one that i took [read more]