Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Chinese promotion, Combat Renaissance, would be hosting a September 17th main event bout between MAX Muay Thai Champion, Andrei Kulebin, and the man who needs no introduction, Saenchai PKmuaythaigym.
This is a pretty huge fight, both literally and figuratively. While Andrei Kulebin is certainly one of the most dynamic international fighters in his weight class, his wins at MAX Muay Thai Surin took place in the 68kg division. By contrast, Saenchai typically fights at a maximum of 66 kilos, and he’s almost always the smaller fighter in those contests. Saenchai’s toughest fights against foreign opponents have always come when he is giving up a significant amount of weight. This would be the case against Kulebin.
Despite the disadvantage, this is still an exciting fight for a few reasons. 1.) Because Kulebin and Saenchai have never fought, and will be interesting to see how the Belorussian deals with Saenchai’s tricky style. 2.) This fight is taking place in China, which isn’t exactly world renowned for its blockbuster main events. It’s great to see a Chinese promotion putting on a big fight that doesn’t involve a Sanda champion.
Also on the card, Phuket Top Team’s Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn will be putting his 6 fight unbeaten streak on the line against an as of now un-named opponent.
We’ll have more details on this event as it comes.