There is more than one way to celebrate winning a fight by stoppage. Some fighters will simply check on their opponents while others will embark on a lap of honour or leap up on the ropes or cage.

Tai Emery decided, not to put too fine a point on it, to get her tits out. The Australian bared her breasts for the Bangkok crowd after finishing Thai opponent Rung-Arun Khunchai in the opening round:

Interesting celebration

As the commentator noted it was an interesting celebration but Emery is an interesting character. She has previously turned out for teams in the Lingerie Football League.

For anyone not familiar with the LFL it is basically like the NFL but instead of men competing there are women wearing lingerie, protective equipment and not much else. It looks a bit like this:


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Big star

Tai Emery was not the biggest star on the card, that honour goes to Buakaw Banchamek,, but she probably made the biggest impression on the crowd at Central World in Bangkok.

Both fighters won by first round stoppage although Buakaw’s win was a little predictable given that his opponent hadn’t won a fight since 2016. He finished Erkan Varol in under two minutes:


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Boxing debut

Having never boxed in his life before there were questions about how Buakaw would fare. The Thai legend also admitted he was worried about injuring his hands.

But Buakaw emerged from his bare knuckle debut unscathed, easily beating the Turkish journeyman. The fight had originally been slated to take place at Rajadamnern but was moved to Central World, an enormous shopping mall, at the last minute.

The presence of Buakaw made some headlines locally. He recently made a triumphant return to Rajadamnern, stopping Kota Miura in a fight that was billed as an exhibition but turned out to be competitive.

It was back to business for Buakaw here and he won, as per usual. But it was a former lingerie football league star who made the biggest impression and it will be interesting to see whether Tai Emery’s celebration catches on!