Legacy Kickboxing 3 Fight Card

Legacy Kickboxing returns with their third event and another exciting fight card.

Glory 23 set for August 7th in Las Vegas

Glory will head to Sin City for Glory 23. Nieky Holzken vs. Raymond Daniels will serve as the main event.

Scott Kent talks 2015 Lion Fight plans

Lion Fight promoter Scott Kent talks about their successful 2014 and what is to come for 2015.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rajadamnern Stadium Fights Set for July 2nd

Rajadamnern Stadium is set for a stacked card July 2, 2015, easily one of the biggest of the year. Tanonchai Thor Sangtiannoi of Rajadamnern faces Lumpini champion Muangthai; The "Face" of Rajadamnern Stadium, champion Sangmanee Sor. Tienpo faces Lumpini champion Saen Paranchai

Stay tuned for videos following the event brought to you by Muay Ties.

Fight Card:
Thananchai Tor Sangtiennoi vs Muangthai PKSaenchaimuaythai gym
Saen Paranchai vs Sangmanee Sor Tienpho
Pakon PKSaenchaimuaythai gym vs Denpanom Rongriankilarkhorat
Panpayak Jitmuangnon vs Pakkarlek Tor Laksong 
Sprinter Pangkongprarp vs Wanchalong PKSaenchaimuaythai gym
Petmorakot Teedet 99 vs Nongbia Chokngarmwong
Prajantchai PKSaenchaimuaythai gym vs Kengklar Por Pekko

Monday, June 29, 2015

Yodsanklai Fairtex training for T-ONE Promotion

Yodsanklai Fairtex in training to face Victor Nagbe at tomorrow's T-ONE Promotion in China. He last faced Dzianis Zuev at Kunlun Fights, taking the win by decision. Yodsanklai is widely considered one of the top Thais competing internationally and an extremely tough opponent whether in Muay Thai or under kickboxing rules. Training out of Fairtex Pattaya, Yodsanklai shows here in this training session why he is one of the best in the world today.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Action Pro Gear KO of the Week

Action Pro Gear KO of the week! A rare southpaw right hook, which connects beautifully and with devastating effect! Design vs Komin at the new Lumpini Stadium, Bangkok, 23rd June 2015.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Muay Thai Gambling in Thailand 101 - Part One

Gambling in Thailand 101 - Part One
Written by Frances Watthanaya
There are three ways to gamble on fights in Thailand:

The Side Bet
Ringside Betting
Underground Betting
The Side Bet
The side bet is held at ringside and collected prior to the fight. There are no odds and the winner takes all. There are four types of side bets:

The most common side bet is one collected directly prior to the fight. Two or three fights before, the ring announcer will call for one’s side bet; money is collected on the spot and will be adjusted until it is even on both sides.
For bigger fights camps will agree with the promoter on the amount ahead of the time. This amount must be matched the night of the fight or the fight is off. Side bets like these range from $600USD to $60,000USD.

Deposited side bets are occasionally implemented. The morning of the fight, the promoter will require a deposit for each match-up equal to half the amount of the minimum side bet. The idea behind this is so fighters don’t just show up at the match-ups wanting to fight solely for their purse, but must be honest in their pursuit. In cases like this the minimal amount a fighter must bet is $30USD, if they cannot match this amount their $15USD deposit is forfeited and they don’t get to fight.

The fake side is very common in Thailand, and often very easy to spot. Fake side bets usually take place under two sets of circumstances. The first is for new and unknown fighters who want to show promoters that they have a side bet, but in actuality they can’t afford one and aren’t confident in their fighters. This is discussed privately by gyms ahead of time. Money is still placed at ringside and the winner will still take it all, but afterwards it is divided back between the two camps. This is often the case when deposited side bets are forced. The other fake side bet happens when two, big named fighters are mismatched based on weight. Promoters will use their names as a draw to get people to come watch the fights, and the fighters will come to collect their purse. The side bet is all for face; this is only done on small shows like at temple fairs.

Fights without a side bet aren’t considered competitive, and not having a side bet is a form of losing face in Thailand. There is opportunity though, at temple fairs for young fighters to get their start without the pressures of gambling.
Check out my Part Two on ringside betting next month!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Holzken vs. Daniels title fight set for Glory 23 main event

Glory 23 has been announced for August 7th in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. It will be the promotions first trip to Sin City. The main event for the night will be a welterweight title fight between Nieky Holzken (@NiekyHolzken) and Raymond Daniels (@RD_GOAT).

Holzken and Daniels fought previously at Glory 19 in the finals of the welterweight contender tournament. Holzken defeated Daniels by third round (T)KO to earn his title shot, but with Joseph Valtellini recently vacating the title the Holzken vs. Daniels rematch was set.

Holzken is undefeated in the Glory ring at 8-0, many fans have considered him the best Glory welterweight despite not having the title. Daniels is 4-2 in the Glory ring with all four of his wins coming by (T)KO. 

Their first bout was exciting and this one should prove to be an entertaining fight as well.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Action Pro Gear Fight of the Week: Wanchai vs Satanmuanglek, 11th June 2015

Wanchai and Satanmuanglek are not simply known as guys who give every fight all they've got -- they're crazy in doing so.  In a fight that takes the craziness to an extreme, Wanchai and Satanmuanglek face off at Rajadamnern Stadium for what will easily be one of the best Thai fights of the year.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Malaipet vs. Liam Harrison set for Lion Fight 24 at Pechanga on July 31

Lion Fight will return to Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA on July 31st. The event will feature a main event bout between Malaipet Sasiprapa and England's Liam Harrison.

Malaipet is one of the most popular Thai's based out of the United States and has been part of Lion Fight since the promotions first event. He has defined his career with a fight anyone anywhere attitude. 

Harrison is one of England's best talents and has consistently competed against some of the best fighters in the world including the likes of Saenchai, Sagetdao, and Pakorn to name a few. It will be Harrison's second fight in the United States. He fought Justin Greskiewicz in 2011 at the Warriors Cup in New Jersey, winning in front of the American audience by knockout.

It should be an exciting fight as both fighters are known to try and control the pace of fights and both have finishing power.