MAX Muay Thai held their last big event on August 10th in China, where newly-signed K-1 fighter Buakaw Banchamek made his return to the ring in actual competition. MAX Muay Thai has picked up the mantle of Thai Fight by having Thailand vs. the World as a running theme and this show was no different, with the Thai fighters facing off against some formidable competition from far away lands. Of course, these fights were a bit more competitive, but the Thai fighters were able to walk away victorious in the end.
Fans might have wanted more fireworks or finishes, but these were some solid fights. You have to remember that Buakaw hasn't fought a real fight in a while now, consider this a tune-up fight.
67kg Tournament: Saketdao (R3 - Dec.) Liam Harrison
Kem Sitsongpeenong (R3 - KO) Maiki Karatanasis
Sittichai Sitsongpeenong (R3 - Dec.) Jordan Watson
Buakaw Banchamek (R3 - Dec.) Dong WenFei
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
His second novel, Terminus Cycle, launches on March 24th.