Sangmanee Sathiangym faces Rafi Bohic in Buriram on Saturday
Fight fans in the North East of Thailand are set for what should be a thrilling night of fights on October 5th, with the second Yod Muay Thai Naikhanomtom show. The main attraction is a catchweight clash between Sangmanee Sathiangym and Rafi Bohic.
The show part of a Muathai Expo is set for the Chang International Circuit, in Buriram, with a line up that would make the mouth of most Muay Thai fans water.
Buriram has long been one of Thailand’s most impoverished regions, but in recent years has seen a huge amount of development, with Buriram United becoming Thailand’s most successful football team and the opening of Thailand’s first FIA Grade 1 and FIM Grade A racing circuit, the Chang international circuit.
In 2018 the first Muay Thai Expo was held there with a hug night of fights, headlined by Tawanchai PKSaenchaimuaythai gym taking on Gulabdam SorJorPiekUThai. This year’s line up loos set to eclipse it though, with many of the sport’s biggest names due to appear.
Highlight of the night
The highlight of the night will undoubtedly be the main event pitting former Sports Writer’s ‘Fighter of the Year’ award winner and multiple stadium champion, Sangmanee against reigning Lumpinee welterweight champion Bohic.
It will be a step up in weight for Sangmanee, but he comes into the bout on a rich vein of form, having looked unstoppable in his most recent fights.
Bohic is also in fine form having scored a stoppage win over Chamuaktong Fightermuaythai and a decision win over Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon in recent months.
The pre-main event sees Gularpdam Sorjorpiakuthai, fresh off his debut win at ONE: ‘Immortal Triumph’ in Vietnam, face old foe Neunglanlek Jitmuangnon.
Gularpdam will be looking to erase memories of their most recent encounter, when he was caught by a fast high kick from Neunglanlek and knocked out cold.
Another explosive match sees fight number three between the current Lumpinee 130lbs champion Suakim Sitsortortaew and the former Rajadamnern 130lbs champion Rungkit Mohbeskamala, in what could potentially be the fight of the night.
The action still doesn’t slow up after the main event with local favorite Superlek Kiatmoo9 taking on Gaonar PKSaenchaimuaythai gym.
Several of the fighters on the card have signed on for the ONE Super Series including Sangmanee, Bohic, Superlek, Gulabdam and Muangthai while Suakim and Rungkit have both fought in Japan this year.
The show will start at 17:15 Thai time with the four main fights broadcast live on the True 24 Channel in Thailand.