Two Legends Collide In Thailand

The World's Most Famous Muay Thai Warriors Are Set To Face Each Other

BKFC March 18 2023 Official Event Poster

 

Two Muay Thai Nak Muays (Muay Thai fighters) are synonymous with global fame: Saenchai and Buakaw. Most people just slightly interested in fighting have heard about them, and probably seen them fight. And most likely several times.

There are reasons for that. Several.

Both fighters could easily be labeled as the pound-for-pound best living Muay Thai warrior, since they’ve won basically everything there is to win – domestically and internationally. And both fighters are above 40 years of age, which is extremely rare for elite Muay Thai fighters in Thailand.

Saenchai stands at 1.63 m / 5 ft 4 in, fights at 66 kg / 145.5 lb. He is 42 years old. Buakaw is 1.74 m / 5 ft 8.5 in tall and fights at 71.5 kg / 158 lb. He is 40 years old.

Saenchai is the Muay Femur stylist – a technical Muay Thai fighter. Buakaw is just a mean wrecking ball with powerful kicks, knees, punches and a gas tank which never seems to run dry.

 

Saenchai Highlight

 

Saenchai’s Titles

  1. 2020 YOKKAO Diamond Welterweight Champion
  2. 2019 THAI FIGHT 70 kg King’s Cup Champion
  3. 2018 THAI FIGHT 67 kg King’s Cup Champion
  4. 2017 Phoenix Fighting Championship 63.5 kg Champion
  5. 2017 THAI FIGHT 67 kg King’s Cup Champion
  6. 2016 THAI FIGHT Kard Chuek 70 kg King’s Cup Champion
  7. 2014 Toyota Marathon Runner-up
  8. 2013 Toyota Vigo Marathon Tournament
  9. 2012 Muay Thai Warriors Welterweight (65 kg) champion
  10. 2012 WPMF World Welterweight champion (147 lbs)
  11. 2011 WBC Diamond World Champion
  12. 2010 WMC World Lightweight (135 lbs / 61 kg) champion
  13. 2010 Lumpinee Stadium Lightweight (135 lbs/61 kg) champion
  14. 2010 MTAA World Lightweight champion
  15. 2010 Toyota Cup tournament champion
  16. 2008 Sports Authority of Thailand Fighter of the Year
  17. 2008 Sports Writers Association of Thailand Fighter of the Year
  18. 2006 Lumpinee Stadium Super featherweight (130 lbs/59 kg) champion
  19. 2005 Lumpinee Stadium Super featherweight (130 lbs/59 kg) champion
  20. 2003 PABA Featherweight interim champion
  21. 1999 Sports Writers Association of Thailand Fighter of the Year
  22. 1999 Lumpinee Stadium Bantamweight (118 lbs/53 kg) champion
  23. 1999 Lumpinee Stadium Bantamweight (118 lbs/53 kg) champion
  24. 1997 Lumpinee Stadium Super flyweight (115 lbs/52 kg) champion

 

Buakaw Highlight

 

Buakaw’s Titles

  1. 2016 PFC Junior Middleweight Championship
  2. 2016 Kunlun Fight Muaythai Middleweight World Championship
  3. 2015 WMC Muaythai Junior Middleweight World Champion
  4. 2015 Wu Lin Feng 70 kg World Championship
  5. 2014 WMC Muaythai Junior Middleweight World Champion
  6. 2014 K-1 World MAX Championship Tournament Runner Up
  7. 2014 WBC Muaythai Diamond World Championship
  8. 2012 THAI FIGHT 70 kg Tournament Champion
  9. 2011 THAI FIGHT 70 kg Tournament Champion
  10. 2011 WMC Muaythai Junior Middleweight World Champion
  11. 2010 Shoot Boxing S-Cup World champion
  12. 2009 WMC MAD Muaythai Super Welterweight World Champion
  13. 2007 WMC Muaythai Super Welterweight World Champion
  14. 2006 K-1 World MAX Champion
  15. 2006 WMC Muaythai Super Welterweight World Champion
  16. 2005 S-1 Super Welterweight World Champion
  17. 2005 MTA World Champion
  18. 2005 K-1 World MAX Runner Up
  19. 2004 K-1 World MAX Champion
  20. 2003 KOMA GP Lightweight Champion
  21. 2002 Omnoi Stadium Lightweight Champion
  22. 2002 Toyota Muay Thai Marathon Tournament 140 lbs Champion
  23. 2001 Omnoi Stadium Featherweight Champion
  24. 2001 Thailand (PAT) Featherweight Champion

 

A lot of people within the sport have doubts the fight will ever happen. But if it does go ahead it will be a meag fight in Muay Thai with fireworks for sure. Saenchai is used to fighting much larger opponents (than himself) and Buakaw is just a wrecking ball.

If they put aside their friendship and go to war, this will be out of proportion epic.

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