Yodsanklai Fairtex had not been very active in 2012. He had only one fight leading up to his fight with Kem Sitsongpeenong in Pattaya, Thailand. His victory over Vladimir Moravcik on May 26th, 2012. There was a lot of anticipation leading up to Yodsanklai Fairtex vs Kem Sitsongpeenong fight. Two fighters from Thailand with global recognition. With Buakaw and other high profile Thai Fighters sticking to fighting Farang Fighters on the “Thai Fight” Promotion, it was nice to see Two Top Thai fighters go at it.
Yodsanklai Fairtex showed up to the weigh in for his December 30th, 2012 bout vs Kem appearing to be in the best shape of his life. Not only did he look great, but he performed great in the ring knocking out Kem Sitsongpeenong with an elbow in the third round. Yodsanklai Fairtex proved once again that he is still one of the best Thai Boxers on the planet.
It couldn’t be a better time for Yodsanklai to make his American Debut after riding this win against Kem. Yodsanklai will be fighting a tough opponent in French Fighter Gregory Choplin in the main event at “Lion Fight 8” being held on January 25th, 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. With AXS TV’s broadcast of “Lion Fight 8,” fans will be able to see Muay Thai at its highest caliber. This is also perfect timing for Lion Fight Promotions. Having a Top Thai Fighter like Yodsanklai fight on their promotion brings credibility to it.
With the moves that Lion Fight Promotions is making you can be sure that other top fighters in Thailand, and around the world will be interested in fighting for their promotion. The talent pool will continue to flourish with more exposure to Muay Thai in America. Expect “Lion Fight 8” to be an important event for American Muay Thai.