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.
Founded in 2016, Phoenix Championship has had no shortage of big names fighting on their promotion. Their first show, Phoenix 1, pitted Buakaw Banchamek against Andrei Kulebin. That same card also featured frequent Muay Thai fighters Morgan Adrar from France and Jonathan Tuhu from Papua New Guinea. Their shows have both Muay Thai and MMA fights, so action is plenty for all those that come to watch. Their Phoenix 2 show that’s taking place this Saturday on April 29 in Lebanon has even more names to please Muay Thai fans, including what many call the best P4P fighter Saenchai. No introduction for Saenchai is needed as he is one of the greatest technical masters of the sport. He will be facing Aziz Hlali from France. Hlali, former European WPMF champion, has an exciting fighting style with explosiveness behind his strikes, and has already faced some of the top competition in his weight class, such as Fahmongkol Sor Jor Danrayong, Kongsak, and Manaowan Sitsongpeenong. The show features one female bout between Antonina Shevchenko and Isa Keskikangas for a WMC Title and Phoenix Title. Shevchenko is the sister of Valentina Shevchenko, rising UFC star. Shevchenko has an impressive resume, including being the current Lion Fight lightweight […]