Buakaw, Liam Harrison, Sagetdao Headline MAX Muay Thai China

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MAX Muay Thai has just released the line-up for their 4 man 68 kg and tournament in China on August 10, and boy does it look awesome.

The four man tournament will consist of Liam Harrison, Sagetdao Petchphayathai, Sweden’s Martin Ahktar, and Zhang De Zeng of China. The two biggest names in the tournament are without a doubt Liam “The Hitman” Harrison and Sagetdao, who have both fought against some of the best talent in the world at this weight.

Liam Harrison has had a rocky year, losing three fights in a row to Masaaki Noiri, Mosab Amrani, and Saenchai Pksaenchaimuaythaigym (No shame in that). It should be considered that his latest losses have been in the kickboxing ring with super promotion GLORY sports. It will be good to see Harrison once again in the Muay Thai arena, and against an opponent as talented as Sagetdao.

While Sagetdao Petpayathai no longer seems to be in the prime of his career, he is still by far the most experienced and dangerous Thai to be brought onto MAX thus far. The “Falling Star” is coming off an exciting loss to Pakorn earlier in the month, but before that he scored a brutal TKO victory in America against Tetsuya Yamato.

While Martin Ahktar and Zhang De Zang are certainly skilled in their own right, it would be tough to say they are on the same level as Harrison as Sagetdao. However, given the surprise upset Victor Ngabe pulled off against Fabio at MAX Pattaya, there’s a good chance the tournament format could give the two underdogs a bit of an advantage.

MAX also officially confirmed that Buakaw Banchamek would be fighting on the event. For the last 6 months, Buakaw has been allowed to participate in nothing but “exhibition fights” in Cambodia, and on MAX. Now that the issues with his contract have been at least momentarily dissipated, it looks like we’ll finally get to see Buakaw fight for real again. An opponent has yet to be announced, but hopefully MAX continues the trend of matching the best up with the best.

Keep your dials locked right here on FSA for all the latest news on MAX Muay Thai, Buakaw, and combat sports in Asia.

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4 Comments on “Buakaw, Liam Harrison, Sagetdao Headline MAX Muay Thai China”

  1. Buakaw fan...
    July 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    Will Buakaw take a real fight now? the last few fights he had was show/fake ones..

    • les
      August 12, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

      buakaw shows that he is still a sharp and experienced good fighter when he defeated a young Chinese fighter dong wen feng easily few days ago! well done buakaw! I am your Singapore fan!

      • les
        August 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

        sorry it’s dong wen fei!

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