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After Overcoming Poverty, Muay Thai Prodigy Loma Lookboonmee Sets Sights on MMA

The Isaan native will soon fight for the first time in the United States. Can she pave the way for future Thai nationals in MMA?
Frances Watthanaya
1.5.18
muay thai

After a Month of Mourning, Muay Thai Returns to Thailand

The month-long ban on gambling in honor of the death of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej has ended and the Muay Thai community can get back to business.
Frances Watthanaya
11.3.17
Brutality

Keeper Celebrates Too Early, Lets in Brutal, Gravity-Defying Penalty

The shot went off the crossbar and skied into the air, landing right in front of the penalty spot. Then it started bouncing.
Sean Newell
10.23.17
muay thai

Youth Muay Thai Shows Promise at World Championship, But U.S. Still Lags Behind

Jet Benjaminson is one of the best young fighters the U.S. has to offer, and he still struggled against the competition at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur Championship.
Frances Watthanaya
8.30.17
FIGHTLAND

Pud Pad Noy Worawoot: The “Golden Leg” of Muay Thai

Feted by kings and statesman, from 1970 to 1975 Pud Pad Noy was the multi-weight daddy of the Muay Thai ring.
Alexander Reynolds
7.19.17
FIGHTLAND

Meet the Mayweather vs. McGregor of Muay Thai

Out of shape and over weight but still pulling a side bet of 500,000 Baht, golden era legends Orono and Rotnarong are returning to the ring.
Frances Watthanaya
7.18.17
FIGHTLAND

Cutting Weight with Yothin FA Group

We followed one of Muay Thai's rising stars as he prepares to make weight in Northern Bangkok.
Matt Lucas
7.12.17
FIGHTLAND

The Swedish Ramon Dekkers Is Making the Rounds in Thailand

Nicknames in Thailand's Muay Thai community are given only to a special few. Meet the Swedish fighter who earned his.
Frances Watthanaya
7.11.17
FIGHTLAND

4 Minutes, 5 Million Baht: Lumpini's First Ever 'No-Rules' Fight

With over a million Baht in ticket sales, and 300,000 Baht donated to street kids, it doesn't really matter if you agree with the fight or not. It happened.
Frances Watthanaya
6.27.17
FIGHTLAND

The Grind, The Dream: Yothin FA Group

Breaking a 13-fight win streak at Rajadamnern only means one thing: keep fighting.
Frances Watthanaya
6.21.17
FIGHTLAND

Farewell to the Super Computer of Muay Thai

Plagued by injury, Yodsanklai Fairtex throws in the towel on a glittering career. Or has he?
Alexander Reynolds
6.14.17
fifa

'Apolitical' FIFA Removes Qatari Referees Due to Diplomatic Crisis

On the same day that Gianni Infantino said that FIFA's role is "not to interfere in geopolitics," they removed a Qatari ref on the United Arab Emirates' request, citing the 'geopolitical situation.'
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.11.17
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