Thai Fight Extreme is back with another show, after their show in China last month. Once again, many great Thai fighters are featured on the card like Buakaw, Yodsanklai, Sudsakorn just to name a few. It's nice to see some of the top fighters in the world fight often and Thai Fight Extreme is giving them many opportunities to do so.
You'll also see that MMA fighter Akihiro Gono is on the card. He won a four man tournament to become Japan's representative for Thai Fight's tournament at -70kg, which will take place later in the year. This time though, he's fighting at 75kg and against none other than Yohan Lidon. Lidon is a veteran of the muay thai scene and recently won the It's Showtime 73MAX World Title. It'll be a very, very tough test for Gono and if he won it would be a massive upset. Gono has fought and lost to Yuya Yamamoto, but Lidon is on a whole other level, especially with this being under muay thai rules.
Another interesting fight not involving any Thais is Yuya Yamato vs. Fabio Pinca. The two fought at the Thai Fight event in May in Pinca's home country of France. Yamato opened up Pinca with an elbow and won the fight on a cut stoppage. Pinca was noticeably angry and in his next fight at the last Thai Fight event, he came out and completely destroyed his opponent Ding Ning of China. Pinca looked determined as ever and I have no doubt he'll come into this fight wanting nothing more but revenge.
Here's the full fight card below:
-67kg: Saiyok Phunphanmuang VS Koh Suman
-70kg: Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee VS Tomoyuki
-75kg: Yohan Lidon VS Akihiro Gono
-73kg: Yodsenklai Fairtex VS Yasuhito Shirasu
-70kg: Buakaw Por Pramuk VS Tomaki Makino
-67kg: Fabio Pinca VS Yuya Yamato
-70kg: Adil Kodja VS Yoichi Yamazaki