Muay Thai in the United States is really starting to get some steam behind it over the past year or so, something that I wasn't sure we'd ever see like we are seeing now. Thanks in part to promotions like Lion Fight in Las Vegas and TaKe-On in New York we are seeing more and more muay thai cards getting a lot of media coverage and pulling in some bigger names for fights. TaKe-On's partnership with MSG Sports is a big deal, probably a bigger deal than most people can imagine as it shows a serious sports entity and their serious interest in combat sports beyond Boxing and MMA.
TaKe-On XIX takes place on February 22nd at Resorts World Casino in New York City, marking the first ever muay thai event held in the first ever casino in New York City.
The event sees the usual mix of professional and amateur fights that we know and love from muay thai cards with a few big title fights as well.
Check TaKe-On's site for more information as well as the full card.