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Category: Muay Thai

Lion Fight 50 on Nov. 3rd at LA Coliseum Airing on CBS Sports Net

Lion Fight is one of the premier muay thai promotions in the United States, best known for their run on AXS TV featuring some of the hottest fighters in the United States squaring off with international muay thai superstars. Since the AXS TV deal ended things have felt a bit chaotic around the world of Lion Fight, but come November 3rd they’ll be returning to television in the United States with Lion Fight 50. The event is headlined by two big title fights and a welterweight super fight that looks to present what Lion Fight is all about. This event [read more]

Thai Sensation Manachai Picks Up Another Win in Phuket

Muay Thai sensation Manachai picked up yet another victory this past weekend in Thailand, this time in the southern isle of Phuket. Manachai, under the YOKKAO Next Generation banner, the promotion headed to Bangla Stadium in Phuket to feature up-and-coming names with Manachai headlining the card against a MAX Muay Thai fighter, Phetnarin. Manachai turned up the heat in the fourth round with a series of low kicks that put Phetnarin down to the canvas, ending the bout in dramatic fashion and picking up yet another victory for the young Thai sensation. He’ll return to the ring later this month at YOKKAO [read more]

ONE Championship Conquest of Heroes Results: Rodtang Defeats Wielzen

Today in Jakarta ONE Championship’s Conquest of Heroes happened, seeing Joshua Pacio defeat Yoshitaka Naito in a thrilling Strawweight bout to capture the ONE title, but we’re here for the muay thai bouts, obviously. There were only two Super Series bouts on this show, both of which were contested under muay thai rules. The first one saw Fabrice Fairtex Delannon pick up a hard-fought decision victory over Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon. In a ONE Super Series Muay Thai thriller, Fabrice Fairtex Delannon scores a split-decision win over Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon! #WeAreONE #ConquestOfHeroes #Jakarta #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/vIWmtfsCdT — ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) September 22, 2018 In the [read more]

ONE Championship: Conquest of Heroes Super Series Muay Thai Bouts Set

On September 22nd ONE Championship will hold Conquest of Heroes in Jakarta, featuring a main event for the ONE Championship Strawweight Championship in MMA, but what’s interesting to us, of course, will be the Super Series muay thai bouts featured on Conquest of Heroes. Scheduled for this event are just two Super Series bouts under muay thai rules. The first is Fabrice Fairtex Delannon against Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon, while the second features international kickboxing and muay thai star Sergio Wielzen against Rodtang Jitmuangnon. ONE has posted a pretty interesting profile on Rodtang, who is best known for his time fighting in [read more]

ONE Championship Beyond the Horizon Results: Tukkatatong Defeats Topic

ONE Championship returned from a bit of a summer breather with ONE Championship Beyond the Horizon, featuring four big Super Series bouts, one in kickboxing, three in muay thai. There was a lot of solid action featured on this card, like from Shanghai on the ONE App, with the action taking place inside of the ring with standard boxing gloves. Hakim Hamech was able to put a beating on Yukinori Ogasawara, with a flurry of punches in the first round putting Ogasawara down and out. Hakim Hamech knocks out Yukinori Ogasawara at 2:59 of Round 1! #WeAreONE #BeyondTheHorizon #Shanghai #MartialArts [read more]

Yokkao Muay Thai Superstar Manachai Fights for WBC World Title in October

On October 29th in Hong Kong at Yokkao 34 international muay thai superstar Manachai will be challenging for a WBC world title. Manachai will be squaring off against Brazilian muay thai expert Julio Lobo for the WBC Muay Thai World Welterweight title. The WBC muay thai titles are some of the most significant around, with this title’s lineage dating back to 2006 and being held by such stars as Fabio Pinca and Liam Harrison. The title, currently vacant, will be on the line to crown a new champion and many believe that Manachai will take the belt home to Team Yokkao. [read more]

ONE Championship 2019 Event Schedule Announced at Tokyo Press Conference

In a press conference in Japan yesterday, ONE Championship announced their 2019 line-up, chock full of events. How many events, exactly? The ONE Championship 2019 season is looking to have at least 24 shows, with that many released yesterday. If you’ve been following ONE Championship this year it’ll make sense, as they’ve been putting on a lot of events thus far, which seems like a tall task but their roster and scope has expanded dramatically. While the main focus of the presser was on upcoming MMA fights, the ONE Super Series kickboxing and muay thai realms were definitely represented as [read more]

Lion Fight Talent Appearing on Siam Warriors on October 13th

American muay thai promotion Lion Fight continues to search for new ways to promote muay thai and their brand outside of just running their own shows in the United States. Coming up on October 13th is Siam Warriors in Cork, Ireland, alongside the ISKA and Muay Thai Grand Prix. The main event of this show will be a Lion Fight/Siam Warriors super fight between Wayne Cambridge and Lion Fight star Eddie Abasolo. [source] Lion Fight Superfight/ Siam Warriors Cork Wayne Cambridge  V  Eddie Abasolo LIONFIGHT BANTAM WORLD TITLE A CLASS Ryan Sheehan V Thepnimit Sitmonchai LIONFIGHT SUPERFIGHT LIGHTWELTER Seán Clancy [read more]

ONE: Reign of Kings sees Chris Ngimbi Defeat Armen Petrosyan

Today in Manilla ONE Championship: Reign of Kings went down in a night that saw Shinya Aoki return to his crazy roots, Renzo Gracie tap fellow legend Yuki Kondo and three Super Series bouts in muay thai. The big fight of the night was Chris Ngimbi taking on Armen Petrosyan. Armen, the brother of Giorgio, is a tough fight for anyone, with a more clinch-heavy style than his brother which earned him the nickname of “Dirty Petrosyan” from the Warman and myself a few years ago. Chris Ngimbi pulls off a split-decision victory over Armen Petrosyan in a ONE Super [read more]

Yokkao Introduces Viral Challenge #YokkaoChallenge on Instagram

The sport of muay thai has made some serious in-roads in the western world over the last few years, not just through the popularity of MMA, either. Muay thai has become popular as a way to train and lose weight for many and the sport in general, in the age of the Internet, has gotten more exposure through stuff like Buakaw Banchamek kicking down a banana tree and other, viral videos. Now, the #YokkaoChallenge. So it should come as no surprise that Yokkao, one of the most popular brands of muay thai gear, has come up with a viral trend [read more]