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Tag: 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]

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]

Fight Card for Lion Fight 37 Announced

On Friday, July 28th Lion Fight will hold their 37th event live on AXS TV, featuring two big world title fights among a host of other exciting bouts. The main event is for the Lion Fight Super Welterweight Championship, where Jo Nattawut is looking to defend his title against Petchtanong Banchamek. While this is just one of two titles that Nattawut holds in the promotion, he’ll be facing some of his stiffest competition yet in Banchamek who has over 400 fights to his record. The co-main sees two Northeastern American muay thai standouts in Paul Banasiak and Chip Moraza-Pollard vying for [read more]