What an amazing event and card PushKick Promotions have setup for Saturday, August 18 in the WMC stadium – Los Angeles.
This is East Vs West at it’s finest.
The main card is set to feature the following incredible bouts:
- Ekpracha “The Hitman” Meenayotin vs Ky Hollenbeck
- Rung Reung Chai vs Guilherme Almeida
- Lerdsila “Mr Lightning” Chumpairtour vs Matt Embree
- Neungsiam “The Rock” Samphusri vs Ognjen Topic
For those who may not be aware… let my help educate about the Thai fighters that have been chosen.
First Ekpracha (Aikpracha) Meenayothin – Straight up this kid is a stud.
Current WMC World Title holder and he’s also the current Lumpinee Stadium champion at welterweight.
His recent move to international fights has been an instant success with 3 huge wins including a dominating performance over Fabio Pinca.
IMO Aikpracha is the current best muay thai fighter (fighting internationally) certainly one of the most exciting.
A brutal and talented fighter, but lets not get carried away and forget the opponent - Ky Hollenbeck. Ky is a WBC world champion and a man with plenty of experience and deff. has the skills to hang with Aikpracha.
I do have to say – i would still be hugely surprised if anyone stops Aikpracha this year, given the tare he has been on.
As you can see Ky is no man to play with.
Lerdsila Chumpairtour to be honest, should require no introduction Mr.Lightning is a 3 x Rajadarmnern champion – and one of Thailand most exciting and unique fighters in recent history.
I wont even go into a rant – how about you simply check the man’s highlight video and all your questions will be answered
I am not sure how in his prime Lerdsila is, but dear lord can that man move and fight. Lets hope to see some fantastic action – Matt Embree will have to hit quick and find his timing, or he will be another victim to the ‘slippery eel’ as he is known in Thailand.
Our other great Thai talent on the card is Neungsiam “The Rock” Samphusri, again – one hell of a talented thai fighter. A lumpinee legend and a man you do not want to come in half way for.
Samphusri in his prime fought muay thai (p4p great) Saenchai to a close 5 round decision. Samphusri has also had huge notable wins in his Thai career.
Check out the Samphusri Vs Saenchai fight below.
All in all this is actually a very impressive Muay Thai card and event being held in the USA, so much so – that i’m really wanting to see this and willing to pay to watch it live and online.
Kind of crazy since i’m over here in the home of Muay Thai – but this is such a stacked card and i would hate to miss Aikpracha with the year he has had so far.
Huge respect to PushKick Promotions for putting on a world class Muay Thai event in the USA. I would love to hear and see more full Muay Thai shows with world class fighters, happening in the US and other countries outside of Thailand.