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Category: Muay Thai

Muay Thai Sensation Manachai Picks Up a Win at All Star Fight in Hong Kong

This past weekend at the big All Star Fight event in Hong Kong saw Buakaw Banchamek go to a decision against Victor Nagbe, but the highlight for a lot of fight fans was seeing Manachai YOKKAOSaenchaiGym back in action and once again picking up a big victory. He fought against Abdou Haddad from Canada, who put up a good fight for three rounds, but ultimately saw Manachai walk away victorious. Manachai has upped his profile since joining YOKKAO’s fight team and training at the YOKKAOSaenchaiGym, where his talents have been appreciated by a broader audience while he grows into one [read more]

ONE Championship: Unstoppable Dreams Results – Sam-A Claims Muay Thai Flyweight Title

ONE Championship ran their third event featuring kickboxing and muay thai today in ONE: Unstoppable Dreams, featuring the crowning of a muay thai flyweight champion in a bout between Sam-A and Sergio Wielzen. Sam-A was able to bring the wealth of experience into the cage with him, wearing MMA gloves and fighting in a cage might be a different experience for a tried-and-true muay thai competitor, but both men brought it in this fight, with Sam-A working away with elbows in the fourth round to score the finish. Sam-A Gaiyanghadao elbowed his way to a TKO victory at 2:47 of [read more]

Listen to Steven Wright Reflect on The Contender Asia on Its 10 Year Anniversary

In 2008 the Muay Thai and kickboxing world welcomed the highly anticipated Contender Asia television show. After watching the idea successfully launch many boxing careers and help make the UFC a household name, the Contender Asia was a television Muay Thai tournament that allowed the audience to fall in love with the athletes for their personalities, life experiences, and ring skill. Collecting several fighters from all over the world, the tournament showed the hard work and discipline it takes to be a world class fighter, while also showing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The excitement for [read more]

Even Wiz Khalifa Can Learn From the Legendary Saenchai

The ability to transcend the sport of muay thai is a rare one, yet something that Saenchai has been able to do in spades over the span of his legendary career. Not only has his influence bled over into kickboxing and MMA, but it’s moved well beyond that, with his influence even felt in professional wrestling. So how big of a deal is Saenchai? A big enough deal that internationally-acclaimed rap star Wiz Khalifa booked some one-on-one time with the legend during Saenchai’s recent tour of the west coast for a special, private seminar. @saenchaithailand and @wizkhalifa 💪 #muaythai #iamunbreakable [read more]

Yokkao Fighter Saenchai Heads to Canada For Three-Day Seminar Event

International muay thai mega-star Saenchai is known as one of the most daring, creative and dangerous strikers in the world today, earning his stripes not just in the stadiums of Thailand, but by taking his act on the road and fighting anyone, anywhere at any time. He’s truly a superstar and fans in Canada will now have the opportunity to learn from one of the all-time greats at the end of this month as Yokkao is bringing Saenchai to Canada on April 28, 29th and 30th. The events take place at Budo Canada in Toronto and Sherbatov MMA in Laval [read more]

ONE Championship Hereos of Honor Results: Petrosyan Victorious in Debut

ONE Championship made the debut of their kickboxing and muay thai fights in the ONE Super Series in Manilla tonight, as the show moved into a ring for both the striking and MMA fights. The kickboxing main event was the ONE debut of Giorgio Petrosyan taking on the very tough Jo Nattawut, with the Doctor performing his usual, high-level-style of fight against Nattawut. Nattawut was unable to overcome Petrosyan’s slick counters, slips and parries before the decision was rendered for Petrosyan. World Champion Giorgio Petrosyan stepped into the ONE ring and put on a striking clinic befitting his legendary status, [read more]

Lion Fight 42 Fight Card: Shevchenko vs. Baxter Main Events

This Saturday, April 21st, Lion Fight returns to the US with Lion Fight 42. The event is headlined by a Lion Fight Women’s World Lightweight Championship bout between Antonina Shevchenko vs. Claire Baxter, plus the Lion Fight North American Middleweight Championship is on the line between Amadeu Cristiano and Eddie Abasolo, the MTGP World Super Lightweight Championship is on the line between Carlon Lieu and Jafar Toshev, plus the Lion Fight North American Super Cruiserweight Championship is on the line between Steve Walker and Olivier Fairtex. That’s a pretty stacked, title-filled event, which will air live on FloSports at 6pm [read more]

ONE Holds Press Conference Hyping Up ONE Super Series Kickboxing Debut

Today in Manila, ONE Championship hyped up their upcoming event, ONE: Heroes of Honor, which takes place on April 20th, featuring Kevin Belingon vs. Andrew Leone as the main event in MMA, but also the debut of the ONE Super Series, their kickboxing and muay thai fights. The big ONE Super Series feature bout is Giorgio Petrosyan taking on “Smokin” Jo Nattawut in a bout that should be a scorcher. ONE President and CEO Chatri Sityodong talked about the historic event. “It’s an open invitation to the greatest strikers in the world,” said Sityodtong. “Fans will witness the absolute elite in [read more]

ONE Kickboxing and Muay Thai Bouts Announced For Two May Events

As we heard a while ago, ONE Championship is moving into the realm of professional kickboxing and muay thai. The first two foray will be on April 20th, featuring Petrosyan vs. Nattawut and more, with back-to-back events announced in May featuring a few big bouts. The first event is May 12th in Jakarta which features a kickboxing bout and a muay thai bout. The second is May 18th in Singapore, which features two muay thai bouts, one of which is a world title bout, and one kickboxing bout. It’s interesting to note the quality of names on these shows, with [read more]

Watch Yokkao’s Manachai in His Latest Fight From Italy, Plus Details on Next Fight

Yokkao has always been about pushing the sport of muay thai further and growing the sport, be it through their super-popular gear, their live events or their fight team. Their latest crown jewel is the young Thai fighter Manachai. Manachai has been on a roll of late and that roll continued yesterday in Italy where he fought Christian Zahe. You can watch the entire fight below, thanks to Yokkao’s Facebook page. Manachai returns to the ring on April 29th in Southampton in the UK for Yokkao Next Generation, a talent-scouting event that features Manachai against Mo Abdurahman in the main [read more]