Saenchai vs Cristian Faustino headlines Yokkao 36 Turin
Saenchai (center) leads Yokkao Muay Thai team Thailand / Pic: Supplied

Saenchai vs. Cristian Faustino headlines Yokkao Turin

Saenchai kicks off the season this coming Saturday. It was expected that the famed Muay Thai fighter would be seen next inside the square circle at the upcoming edition of “Thai Fight” scheduled for February 23 in Phuket, Thailand. Yet, he was announced in the headliner of Yokkao 35-36 taking place in Turin, Italy on January 26.

“Muay Thai living legend Saenchai takes to the stage in the final fight of the night. Holding a record of 335 fights with 289 wins, he has remain undefeated since November 2014 with a remarkable 41-win streak. Saenchai faces Cristian Faustino who will attempt to put a stop to the undefeated campaign,” reads the announcement the promotion sent out Monday.

The 38-year-old Muay Thai star Saenchai is dubbed as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Over the course of his career Saenchai earned a prestigious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium championship in four different weight classes. In his previous outing he scored a unanimous decision against Jamal Madani at Thai Fight Final 2018 held in Nakhon Ratchasima.

In his previous bout in Italy Saenchai defeated Luca Roma at Thai Fight Rome held last April. Earlier in his career he defeated Shan Cangelosi in Turin, as well as his Thai-fellow Diesellek Aoodonmuang in Milan.

Among other bouts featured on the Yokkao fight card in Turin, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee takes on Luca Tagliarino, and Singdam YokkaoSaenchaigym squares off against Jeremy Payet. A complete lineup can be found below.

Yokkao 35
Singdam YokkaoSaenchaigym vs. Jeremy Payet
Yodchai YokkaoSaenchaigym vs. Jonathan Astarita
Spencer YokkaoSaenchaigym vs. Luca Roma
Thongchai Petchrungruang vs. Matteo Deluca
Francesco Laquale vs. Manolea Doru
Yao Agbetiafa vs. Damien Cazambo
Ng King Chung vs. Rustam Vyntu
Michele Mastromatteo vs. Tony Rubio

Yokkao 36
Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym vs. Cristian Faustino
Manachai YokkaoSaenchaigym vs. Luca Falco
Liam Harrison vs. Ivan Naccari
Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee vs. Luca Tagliarino
Christian Zahe vs. Cristian Marzullo
Filippo Solheid vs. Claudio Ivaldi
Alessandro Sara vs. Viorel Vyntu