Female Muay Thai is on the up. There have been tremendous leaps and bounds in the sport in the last couple of years. All these progressive steps have led to more opportunities for women to fight, given them a brighter spotlight in the fight scene and (in some cases) better paydays. A few organizations and events are to thank for this newfound interest in women fighters, whether by proactive or reactive means.
Thai Fight is back for another installment in Samui, Thailand this Saturday. The Thailand-based promotion has hosted a number of domestic and international shows and always has top names such as Saenchai, Sudsakorn, and the Pinto brothers competing on the shows. This Saturday, the will see some well-known Thai talent that are newly signed onto Thai fight: Padsaenlek Rachanon Kongsak Sitboonmee Saensatharn PK Saenchai Gym Aroondej Petchsupapan Manasak Sor.Jor. Lekmuangnon Some familiar faces such as PTT Petchrungrueng, Youssef Boughanem, and Saiyok Pimphanmuang Windysp will return to the Thai Fight stage this Saturday. And for the first time ever, Thai Fight will have females fighting on their show: Juliana Rosa vs Phetchnapa Kiatkitiphan @ 58 kg Joanna Walorska vs Mungkornkhao Pollamai-Plakad Gym @ 67 kg It is interesting to note that Walorska is reportedly going up two weight classes to fight at 67 kg. Fight Card (Will be updated as more fights are announced) Jamie Pudge (UK) vs Phanpikard Heng-Heng Gym (TH) @ 75 kg Chadd Collins (AU) VS Manasak Sor.Jor.Lekmuangnon (TH) 67 kg Juliana Rosa (BR) VS Phetchnapa Kiatkitiphan (TH) 58 kg Jarred Rothwell (ZA) VS P.T.T. Petchrungrueng (TH) 68 kg Sean Clancy (IE) VS Kongsuk Sitbunmee (TH) 64 kg Joanna Walorska (PL) VS Mungkornkhao Pollamai-Plakad Gym (TH) 67 kg Imad Assli (MA) VS Youssef Boughanem (MA) 74 […]