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MMA: Thai Fight World Battle lined up for Venetian Macao on June 28

The Thai Fight World Battle is an Asia versus Europe competition featuring 16 top Muay Thai fighters.

The Thai Fight World Battle is an Asia versus Europe competition featuring 16 top Muay Thai fighters.

May 15, 2014: Muay Thai fighters from around the world will square off in an Asia versus Europe showdown at Thai Fight World Battle, which will be held at The Venetian Macao on June 28.


The 16 professional fighters hail from Thailand, Japan, mainland China, Hong Kong and France, and are headlined by Yodsanklai Fairtex, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, Iquezang Kor Rungthanakeat and Saiyok Pumpanmuang Windysport.


The eight three-round bouts at Cotai Arena will be split into the junior middleweight (70 kg) and middleweight (72.5 kg) divisions.


Olaf Gueldner, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Sands China, said: “Thai boxing is such a widely practised sport in the region and around the world, and we’re very excited to be able to bring to Macau a world-class competition of this kind for the enjoyment of locals and tourists alike.


“Thai Fight World Battle is going to expand our ongoing sports entertainment offering and is expected to be another night of adrenaline-pumping, action-packed entertainment here at The Venetian Macao. We look forward to continuing to offer a diverse mix of entertainment events, contributing to the goal of transforming Macao into a world centre of tourism and leisure and one of Asia’s premier entertainment destinations.”


Yodsanklai, 28, was the first champion of The Contender Asia reality TV series and has a fight record of 218 wins, 41 losses and one draw. His multiple titles include the WPMF (World Professional Muay Thai Federation) world super welterweight championship, WBC (World Boxing Council) Muay Thai world super welterweight championship and Lumpinee Stadium welterweight and flyweight championships.


Sudsakorn, 27, won last year’s Thai Fight Kard Chuek and has 222 wins, 35 losses and three draws. Saiyok, 30, won six Thai Fight tournaments between 2012 and 2013 – three of them by knockout – and has 212 wins, 41 losses and one draw, while Iquezang, 24, has 127 wins, 15 losses and five draws.


Six of the eight bouts, including those with the four headliners, feature the contestants fighting with their hands wrapped in rope, in traditional Muay Thai style, while fighters boxing gloves will be used in the other two bouts.


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Source: The Venetian Macao

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