Thai Fight: Saenchai executes cartwheel kick
Thai Fight: Saenchai executes cartwheel kick | Pic: Facebook

This year “Thai Fight” celebrates its tenth anniversary. Following the event held last Saturday (June 29) in Betong (southern Thailand), the promotion announced its visit to northeast Thailand presenting “Thai Fight Udon” in Udon Thani on August 24. An upcoming show is the fifth edition in 2019 after the events in Betong, Samui, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phuket.

The recent event featured nine bouts in Muay Thai and Kard Chuek, where instead of boxing gloves the rope is used around hand and forearm. Famed Saenchai headlined the fight-bill taking a three-round unanimous decision against Argentine Cristian Pastore. In addition he updated his record to 310-49-2, riding the 47-win streak since November 2014.

The roster of the upcoming show is yet to be announced. Nevertheless, the likes of Saenchai, Tengnueng Sitjesairoong, Saensatharn Klong Saun Plu Resort are expected to participate facing off international opponents.

Muay Thai promotion “Thai Fight” was established in 2010. The organisation has held two seasons of knockout tournaments featuring Buakaw Banchamek, Fabio Pinca, Andrei Kulebin, Vitaly Gurkov among others, followed by a series of international events held in Asia and Europe.

The lineup for Thai Fight Udon and more information is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Buakaw Banchamek is scheduled to face Yi Long for the third time. The pair squares off in a nine-minute decider on October 8 in Hong Kong. The winner gets 50 million Thai Baht (approx AU$2,280,000).