Toby Smith vs Jakub Benko
Toby Smith and Jakub Benko at the weigh-in ceremony ahead of their Muay Thai bout in Melbourne, VIC / Pic: William Luu

Muay Thai

Australian Toby Smith faces Slovakian Jakub Benko tonight, Saturday March 3. The bout headlines Rebellion Muay Thai event held in Melbourne, Victoria.

The official weigh-in ceremony was conducted on Friday. The bout is scheduled for five rounds at catchweight, with the limit of 76 kg.

Benko took the fight on a short notice. He replaced the previously announced fighters Brazilian Anderson Buzika and French Adrien Rubis, who were forced to withdraw due to VISA issue and injury (respectively).

For Smith the upcoming contest is the first out of five-fight schedule booked for 2018. The list includes three contests in Melbourne and two bouts in front of his home crowd in Perth.

The fight card of tonight show also includes the likes of Alex Petroulias, Ramesh Habib, among others. The event airs live on Pay-Per-View.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.


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