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Category: Muay Thai

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]

Manachai and the Yokkao Fight Team Train With the Legendary Alfio Romanut

Since signing with Yokkao and joining the Yokkao Fight Team, Manachai has raised his profile internationally by quite a bit. This year alone his record sits at 5-1, with the full force of the Yokkao brand behind him while he traverses the globe challenging the best in the world, as well as training with the best coaches that he can find. As a part of that, coming off of his big victory at All Star Fight 5 against Nauzet Trujillo, Manachai did some training with the legendary Italian coach Alfio Romanut. Romanut, who is perhaps best known for his work with [read more]

ONE Championship Pursuit of Power: Jo Nattawut Floors Drai in Round One

ONE Championship headed to Kuala Lumpur for Pursuit of Power today for yet another event packed full of martial arts action, featuring former Lion Fight champion Jo Nattawut. Like always, the event featured a number of ONE SuperSeries bouts, including the feature bout between Jo Nattawut and Yohann Fairtex Drai. The fights happened inside of the cage with the smaller MMA gloves, which meant the action moved quickly and saw some thrilling moments. Nattawut with small gloves is a very scary thing, as Drai found out early on in round one. Nattawut, while he might be known for elbows more [read more]

ONE: Pursuit of Power SuperSeries Fight Card: Nattawut vs. Drai

ONE returns this weekend on July 13th with ONE: Pursuit of Power featuring Jo Nattawut vs. Yohann Fairtex Drai as the main feature for the ONE SuperSeries. Nattawut is a decorated muay thai fighter who made a name for himself in the United States under the Lion Fight banner as the Super Welterweight Champion, now fighting under the ONE banner. He’ll be fighting the very tough Yohann Drai who has split his time between kickboxing for Kunlun Fight and practicing muay thai across the globe. This should make for an exciting bout between the two fighters. Also featured is Sergej [read more]

WBC Boxing Champ Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Making ONE Championship Debut in October

While many of the combat sports promotions in the world are focused on doubling down on promoting a lone sport, ONE Championship is showing its dedication to the broad spectrum of sports this October. On October 6th in Thailand, ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes will feature the ONE debut of WBC and Ring Super Flyweight Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s debut won’t be in MMA, kickboxing or muay thai — all sports ONE already promotes — but in his home sport of professional boxing. If that sounds like a departure, then you haven’t been paying attention to ONE’s flexibility and [read more]