Thai Fight is back on October 23 (which is tonight or tomorrow, depending on what timezone you’re in), with the start of their 2012 tournaments, again using the same weights of 67kg and 70kg. Last year’s winners were Kem Sitsongpeenong at 67kg and Buakaw at 70kg.
Buakaw will still be in the 70kg field this year, while Kem is no longer in the 67kg field, as Singmanee Kaewsamrit will be the Thai representative. With Singmanee at 67kg, the field is much more competitive with him already having lost to fellow tournament participant Houcine Bennoui and arguably losing to Andrei Kulebin in June. As for 70kg, Buakaw the field is pretty much made for Buakaw to run right through it. Last year’s field at 70kg was much stronger.
Thai Fight as usual will be shown live on Channel 3 in Thailand, and we’ll assume you’re internet-savvy enough to find a way to watch it for those outside of Thailand. The approximate start time is 2:20 AM ET/11:20 PM PT in North America and 1:20 PM local time in Thailand.
Rachid Boumalek vs Singmanee Kaewsamrit
Mehdi Zatout vs Shan Cangelosi
Andrei Kulebin vs Crice Boussoukou
Adaylton Pareira De Freitas vs Houcine Bennoui
Buakaw Por Pramuk vs Mauro Serra
Choi Woo Yeong vs Nishikawa Tomoyuki
Shannon King vs Antero Hynynen
Vitaly Gurkov vs Fares Bechar