Best muay thai fights ever

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The beauty and elegance of a Muay Thai fight is undeniable. Although it is considered to be one of the most devastating martial arts, the finesse and technical prowess of the greatest Muay Thai fighters continue to inspire many martial artists around the world.

We at Evolve Daily know that nothing compares to watching a great Muay Thai fight (except maybe seeing one in person). Seeing Muay Thai legends execute beautiful technique that exude grace and power is simply awe-inspiring. Here are some of the greatest fights in the history of Muay Thai:

 

1) Ramon Dekkers vs. Coban Lookchaomaesaitong

This fight was considered to be the fight that changed the world of Muay Thai forever. Coban had previously held the title for two years in a row and lost it to Dekkers. This fight solidified Dekker’s place in Muay Thai history. To this day, Dekkers is considered to be the best foreign fighter in Thailand and was the first foreigner to win the prestigious Fighter Of The Year award.

 

2) Ramon Dekkers vs. Orono Por Muang Ubol

Both fighters showed great heart throughout the entire fight. They showed a nearly equal amount of aggression, lasting all five rounds. This fight is a great example of how one fighter can almost completely become equal to another in all aspects. In the end, Orono won via decision because he was more aggressive throughout the entire fight.

 

3) Jongsanan Fairtex vs. Sakmongkol Sithchuchok

This fight was an all out battle between the two long time rivals. Both showed beautiful technique throughout the fight. It was the famous 5th meeting between the two fighters and became known in Muay Thai history as the “Elbow Fight”. In the second round of the fight, both fighters were continuously throwing brutal elbows, unwilling to stop, showing great zeal and perseverance.

 

4) Pakorn Sakyothin vs Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym

Both known for their technical skills, this fight was especially exciting. At that time, they were two of the biggest names in Muay Thai. Pakorn was the young underdog to Saenchai, a long-time Muay Thai World Champion with an impressive fight record. While Saenchai was known for his superior technique and speed, Pakorn was known for his devastating punches. In 2013, Pakorn was named Fighter Of The Year and was also a WBC Boxing Champion.

 

5) Samart Payakaroon vs Panomtoanlek Hapalang

This match is a testament to Samart Payakaroon’s status as Muay Thai’s greatest fighter of all time. Considered the Muhammad Ali of Muay Thai, Samart was virtually untouchable, keeping the distance with his teeps and powerful jabs. Eventually, Samart ended the fight with a knockout and Hapalang falling to the floor, swallowing his mouthpiece.

 

6) Poot Lorlek vs Saensak Muangsurin

Known for his speed and incredible agility, Poot Lorlek was the star of his era (1970-1977). A personal favorite of Muay Thai World Champion and ONE FC Superstar Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichok, Poot was known to fight opponents heavier than him. In this fight, Poot’s devastating and accurate kicks to the body and head were what made the judges score the fight via decision in his favor.

 

7) Buakaw Banchamek vs Abdallah Mabel

Although Abdallah Mabel has fought some of the biggest names in Muay Thai and Kickboxing including Naruepol Fairtex, Kem Sitsongpeenong, Saiyok, and Giorgio Petrosyan he was still no match for the intensity of Buakaw. Throughout the fight, Buakaw’s aggressive combinations and powerful teeps proved to be too overwhelming for Abdallah. Buakaw is considered to be one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters because of the international exposure he’s given to the sport.

 

8) Sagetdao Petpayathai vs Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym

This was the fourth time both fighters met in the ring — Saenchai, feared because of his strength and Sagetdao Petpayathai, an aggressive fighter with both a Rajadamnern and Lumpinee title. In their previous fight, Petpayathai had lost to Saenchai via decision. Fortunately, he was able to redeem himself in this fight.

 

9) Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn vs Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym

This fight showed the technical prowess of both fighters. Namsaknoi “The Emperor” Yudthagarngamtorn is known for having held one of the longest reigns of any Lumpinee Muay Thai World Champion in history. In this fight, Namsaknoi truly lived up to his name, showing the depth of his knowledge in all of Muay Thai’s weapons.

 

There’s no doubt that these fights are truly legendary. There’s no greater honor than being known as the “greatest” in their sport; indeed, these fighters have shown that they are truly worthy of their titles.

Tell us, which fight is your favorite?

 

 

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Muay Thai Fights are very elegant and beautiful, and also this is one of the most devastating and brutal martial art in the world.

Some of the greatest fighters of muay thai inspired a lot of people around the world for martial art techniques.

These great fighters practice very hard on a day-to-day basis, their practices are very tough(I know personally).

So we at Passive Lion manually watch and select the best muay thai fights for you guys to watch and share.

Seeing the legends excecated some of the best techniques with such grace and brutal mode. Here are some of the greatest Muay Thai fights of all time in history:

1. Ramon Dekkers vs. Coban Lookchaomaesaitong

This is the second fight between these legends, and this fight is considered to change the world of muay thai forever.

Coban was holding the title for two long years in a row, but that night all the things have changed.

A new legend has born that night, Dekker has proven himself and write his name with golden words on muay thai history.

From that day Dekker is considered to be the best foreign fighter in Thailand.

And he was the first foreigner to win the prestigious Fighter Of The Year award.

2. Ramon Dekkers vs. Orono Por Muang Ubol

In this fight, both fighters fought with a heart full of respect for each other throughout the entire day.

They almost show equal aggression and both last all five rounds. This is a great example in muay thai when both the fighters were almost completely become equal to another in all aspects.

In the end, Orono won via decision because he was more aggressive in the entire fight, but both the fighters gave their best.

 3. Jongsanan Fairtex vs. Sakmongkol Sithchuchok

This was a brutal battle between two long-time rivals.

This fight is known in muay thai history as the “Elbow Fight”. Both fighters showed beautiful techniques throughout the entire fight.

This was the 5th famous meeting between these two great fighters.

From the second round, their real fight starts they both started throwing brutal elbows, they both were unwilling to stop.

They were very enthusiastic and perseverant throughout their entire fight. So, make sure to watch the whole fight.

4. Pakorn Sakyothin vs Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym

This fight was full of their technical skills and was especially exciting.

This was an exciting fight between two of the biggest name of the muay thai era was on the same ring.

Pakron was a little underdog in front of Saenchai – the long-time Muay Thai World Champion with an impressive fight record.

At that time Pakorn was known for his devastating punches and on the other hand, Saenchai was known for his superior unbeatable technique and speed. In the end, Saenchai won by decisions.

In 2013, Pakorn was named Fighter Of The Year and was also a WBC Boxing Champion.

5.  Poot Lorlek vs Saensak Muangsurin

Poot was Known for his speed and incredible agility and  to fight opponents heavier than him. He was the star of his era (1970-1977).

 He is a personal favorite of Muay Thai World Champion and ONE FC Superstar Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichok.

 In this fight, Poot’s devastating brutal, and accurate kicks to the body and head were what made the judges score the fight via decision in his favor.

6. Samart Payakaroon vs Panomtoanlek Hapalang

Samart Payakaroon was the Mohammad Ali of muay thai, he was virtually untouchable.

This match is a testament to Samart Payakaroon’s status as Muay Thai’s greatest fighter of all time. 

In this match, Samart was keeping their distance with his teeps and continues long kicks with some powerful jabs.

Samart ended this fight with a powerful knockout where Hapalang falling to the floor and swallowing his mouthpiece.

7. Buakaw Banchamek vs Abdallah Mabel

Abdallah Mabel has fought some of the biggest names in Kickboxing and Muay Thai including Naruepol Fairtex, Kem Sitsongpeenong, Saiyok, and Giorgio Petrosyan he was still no match for the intensity of Buakaw. 

Throughout the whole fight, Abdallah was overwhelmed by Buakaw’s aggressive combinations and powerful teeps.

Buakaw is considered to be one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters because of the international exposure he’s given to the muay thai sport.

8. Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn vs Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym

Namsaknoi “The Emperor” Yudthagarngamtorn is known for holding one of the longest reigns of any Lumpinee Muay Thai World Champion in history.

In this fight, Namsaknoi truly lived up to his name by showing his in-depth knowledge of all Muay Thai’s weapons.

Both of the fighters showed awesome technical courage during the fight.

9. Sagetdao Petpayathai vs Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym

This was the fourth time both fighters met in the ring.

Saenchai with his strength and speed,  and Sagetdao Petpayathai, an aggressive fighter with both a Rajadamnern and Lumpinee title.

In their previous fight, Petpayathai had lost to Saenchai via decision but in this fight, Petpayathai was able to successfully redeem himself.

Final Words:

All the fights were great. These legendry fights are proud of muay thai history these fighters to have shown that they are truly worthy of their titles.

Tell us in the comment, which fight is your favorite? — or any other fight suggestions…

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Thailand's 10 Most Legendary Muay Thai Fighters

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Alex Mellon / © Culture Trip

The national sport of Thailand, Muay Thai is a fierce combat sport known as the “art of eight limbs”, because of its use of the fists, elbows, knees and shins. Whilst the sport has spread and become popular around the world, some of its fiercest fighters have been Thai — and here’s a look at the best of them.

A Muay Thai legend, Samart’s prowess in the ring saw him win 4 Lumpinee belts as well as becoming a WBC world boxing champion. Along with his skill in boxing, his masterful use of the side teep kick in attack and defence was key in seeing him achieve success, as it both started attacks and ensured his opponents couldn’t get close enough to hurt him. Known as the “Muhammad Ali” of Muay Thai, many fighters both past and present laud Samart as the greatest to step inside the ring.

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A tall, gangly Muay Thai fighter, Dieselnoi’s unusual height for boxing became one of his greatest strengths, as it allowed him to perform devastating strikes with his knees that were feared throughout the sport. During the mid-1980s, he took on all comers at Lumpinee Stadium — including Samart — and was never defeated. Whilst he faced stiff competition to be the greatest Muay Thai fighter of all time, he’s certainly considered one of the best muay khao, or knee fighters, in the sport’s history.

Fighting as recently as last year, Saenchai is very much a living legend of the sport. Arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sports history, his willingness to move up weight classes to find worthy opponents deserves a lot of merit, often fighting opponents as much as 15 pounds heavier. A fighter blessed with a telepathic sense of what his opponent will do next, he won the Lumpinee title in four different weight classes, and even invented his own move, the cartwheel kick, which is said to be inspired by the sport sepak takraw.

The only fighter ever to knock out Saenchai, Tongchai’s skills in the ring are revered by many. As well as winning the Lumpinee title five times, he was also crowned boxer of the year three times by Thai sportswriters, a prestigious award of recognition by those in the know. A run-in with the police for selling drugs in 2008 might have marred his reputation, but since then he’s been working for various gyms as a trainer, imparting his wide-ranging skills and knowledge onto the next generation. Good luck to whoever meets his proteges…

Another Muay Thai fighter with an aptitude for boxing, Sagat was well known for his high ring IQ and his extremely powerful punches and kicks that were often impossible to defend against. A former Lumpinee and world champion, he defeated ultra-talented Dieselnoi twice and was immortalised as the inspiration for the character Sagat in the wildly-popular Street Fighter video game. Like Tongchai, today he spends his time working as a trainer, with his well-earned reputation no doubt inspiring his young charges.

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Nicknamed “Golden Leg”, Pud Pad Noy began fighting in Isaan at the age of 14 and has terrorised his opponents ever since. A southpaw fighter with extremely effective left-sided kicks, Pud Pad Noy may have only been small but fought opponents from various weight divisions and was successful more often than not. After winning the Lumpinee title five times, he went on to study in the US and coach Muay Thai in Paris, before settling as a judge, trainer and referee back in Thailand. A fighter lauded by Thailand’s great King Rama IX, he’s worthy of gracing any list of Muay Thai fighters.

Somrak Kamsing, or Somluck Kamsing as he’s also known, might have never won a title at Lumpinee, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. A fighter who was ranked #1 at Lumpinee, Somrak was never entered into title fights by promoters despite beating champion after champion, yet is still widely regarded as one of the best ever. Turning to boxing after Muay Thai, it was in this discipline that he received his greatest honour, winning Thailand’s first ever Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

A fighter who fought in the 1960s, Apidej’s success and performances in the ring no doubt inspired the golden era of Muay Thai in the 1980s. Regarded as one of the most powerful strikers in the history of the sport, his kicks were known to be particularly potent, famously breaking an opponent’s arms and causing him to retire after the fight. Heralded as the fighter of the century by the late Rama IX, his place in the annals of Muay Thai history is more than assured.

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For most people, growing up in the shadow of a famous, Thai-boxing brother might be difficult, but not for Namkabuan. His nickname “the ring genius” points to his intelligence in the ring; having only achieved two knockouts during his career, it was his masterful technique and tactics that earned him victories. Fighting and beating many champions in his career, he held his belt for six years, before retiring and opening a restaurant.

Despite his Muay Thai heroics happening over 250 years ago, there’s little doubt that Nai Khanom Tom could have more than handled himself in any era of the sport. A prisoner of war in Burma, the Burmese king wished to see which was superior; the martial art of his country, or that of Thailand. Well-renowned for his skills, Nai Khanom Tom was the choice amongst the Thai prisoners, and one by one he dispatched of 10 fighters from Burma, causing the Burmese king to remark on the venom of the champion before giving him his freedom. A national hero, there’s little doubt he’s amongst the greatest the sport has ever seen.

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Rodtang: Muay Thai’s Most Aggressive Fighter

Over the course of the last century or so, millions of young men all across Thailand have set out to be famous Muay Thai fighters but only a handful have ever succeeded in obtaining legendary status. The competition is intense and to reach the very pinnacle of the sport requires years of dedication as well as tremendous talent.

The reward for the few fighters who do establish themselves among the very best of their generations is a place in the annals of Muay Thai history. These are ten legends who will be remembered for their exploits inside the ring long after they have hung up their gloves for the final time.

Samart Payakaroon

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Samart Payakaroon has a well deserved reputation for being the greatest Muay Thai fighter of all time. He won his first Lumpinee titles fighting at minimumweight (105 lbs) in 1980 and would go on to win Lumpinee titles as a light flyweight (108 lbs), super flyweight (115 lbs) and featherweight (126 lbs).

Samart won Sports Writers Fighter of the Year, the most prestigious of all the annual Muay Thai awards, in 1981, 1983 and 1988. He made his name fighting for the famous Sityodtong camp and was also a star in Western boxing, winning the WBC super bantamweight (122 lbs) title in 1986.

Samart was the master of the ‘teep’ or push kick and threw it with such speed and accuracy that his foot inevitably connected with opponents midsections, knocking them backwards and sometimes down. He retired with a Muay Thai record of 129-19-2 and a boxing record is 21-2.

You can see highlights from his career here.

Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn

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Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn was another star of the 1980s which are regarded as being the golden era for Muay Thai. He won the Lumpinee lightweight (135 lbs) title in 1981 and held it until 1985, eventually decided to relinquish the belt and retire from the sport because there was no-one left for him to beat.

No Muay Thai fighter in history has ever used their knees to such devastating effect as Dieselnoi and standing at 6'2" the combination of both his size and skillset made the man from Ayutthaya virtually unbeatable.

Whether or not Dieselnoi was the greatest Muay Thai fighter of all time is open to debate but he did beat Samart, in one of the biggest Muay Thai fights of all time and he retired from Muay Thai with a record of 110-10-2.

You can see highlights from his career here.

Saenchai Sor Kingstar

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Saenchai Sor Kingstar is still going strong at the age of 34 although he tends to fight primarily against non-Thai opponents these days. He won his first Lumpinee title at the age of 15 as a super flyweight (115 lbs) and went on to win Lumpinee titles at bantamweight (118 lbs), super featherweight (130 lbs) and lightweight (135 lbs).

Saenchai was named Sports Writers Fighter of the Year in 1999 and 2008 which is testament to his incredible longevity, he was at the pinnacle of the sport for more than a decade. So superior was Saenchai to other fighters that in 2009 he was asked to fight two opponents in a single fight, beating both Sagetdao Petpayathai and Petchboonchu F.A.Group over the course of five rounds.

Saenchai is known for his flamboyant fighting style and his cartwheel kicks are particularly popular with foreign promoters making him one of the most in demand Muay Thai stars. He’s won numerous tournaments and titles and his record currently stands at 285-52-2 while he is 5-0 as a professional boxer.

You can see highlights from his career here.

Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn

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Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn is known as ‘The Emperor’ and he conquered all comers during a career that saw him win titles in multiple divisions and hold the Lumpinee lightweight (135 lbs) belt for nearly half a decade.

Namsaknoi also held Lumpinee titles at super flyweight (115 lbs) and super bantamweight (122 lbs) and was named Sports Writer’s Fighter of the Year in 1996. He was also known for his Wai Kru and won awards for this in both 2001 and 2006. His record of 285-15 is the best of any Muay Thai fighter in history.

You can see highlights from his career here.

Orono Wor Petchpun

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Orono beat fighters like Saenchai Sor Kingstar, Yodsaenklai Fairtex and Buakaw Por Pramuk during a career that saw him win the Lumpinee super featherweight (130 lbs) title and Thailand titles at both featherweight (126 lbs) and super featherweight. He also won titles with international organizations like the WMC, WPMF and It’s Showtime. His record is 120-36-3.

You can see highlights from his career here.

Kongtoranee Payakaroon

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Kongtoranee Payakaroon is Samart’s older brother and was almost as successful as his famous sibling. He won Lumpinee titles in five different weight classes ranging from flyweight (112 lbs) to lightweight (135 lbs). He also forged a successful career in boxing, going 12-2 and challenging Khaosai Galaxy for a world title. His Muay Thai record is 200-74.

You can see his fight with the famous Sakmongkol Sitnchuchoke here.

Nontachai Sit O

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The first major title that Nontachai Sit O won was the Lumpinee super bantamweight (122 lbs) title but he would go on to win multiple belts while moving up in weight, eventually becoming middleweight (160 lbs) champion at Rajdamnern Stadium. His record is unknown but he’s a veteran of over 250 fights.

You can see some action from Nontachai’s fight with fellow legend Samkor Kiatmontep here.

Sagetdao Petphayathai

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Sagetdao Petphayathai beat some of the best fighters of his era including Saenchai Sor Kingstar, Petboonchu FA Group, Nong-O Gaiyagandao, Singdam Kiatmoo9, Penek Sitnumnoi and Anuwat Kaewsamrit. He won Lumpinee titles at featherweight (126 lbs), super featherweight (130 lbs) and lightweight (135 lbs) and has a record of 162-62-1.

You can see him stopping Kevin Ross to win the WBC Diamond super lightweight (140 lbs) title here.

Pornsanae Sitmonchai

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Pornsanae Sitmonchai was a super bantamweight (122 lbs) and featherweight (126 lbs) Lumpinee champion and a Rajadmnern super flyweight (115 lbs) champion who also holds the super featherweight (126 lbs) title at Siam Omnoi Stadium. However he is most famous for his involvement in some of the greatest Muay Thai fights of all time against the likes of Pakorn Sakyotin, ET Por Tor Tongtavi and Pokaew Fonjaengchonburi. His record is 200-54-8.

You can see the bout with Pakorn that was named ‘2010 Lumpinee Fight of the Year’ here.

Buakaw Por Pramuk

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Buakaw Por Pramuk never won a title at either Rajadamnern or Lumpinee Stadiums but by winning the K-1 Max tournaments in Japan in both 2004 and 2006 he helped bring Muay Thai to an international audience. Buakaw was also featherweight (126 lbs) champion at Siam Omnoi Stadium, a lightweight (135 lbs) Thailand champion and has won numerous tournaments and competitions. His record is 257-41-12 and he’s still active.

You can see highlights from his career here.

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Muay thai fights ever best

Firstly, this is not the definitive list for the best Muay Thai fighters of any era. This list features 10 Thai native fighters, past and present, that have come to shape the sport in various ways over the last few decades. These are also fighters that I watched when I started following and training in the sport.

To me, these are inspirational athletes, be it their skills or fighting spirit. You can also learn a lot from watching their fight videos and perhaps try to incorporate some of their fighting styles in your sparring or fights.


Top 10 Muay Thai Fighters

In no particular order, here are my picks for the top 10 Muay Thai fighters that you should know:

Buakaw Banchamek

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Buakaw has probably brought more international interest in Muay Thai than any other Muay Thai fighters ever had. Not coincidentally, he was the first Muay Thai fighter I know of, even before I started training.

And yes, that’s him kicking down a banana tree in the popular YouTube video that has close to 3 million views.

Buakaw’s fighting style is aggressive. He is known for his strong KO punches and powerful kicks, constantly moving forward which makes him a very exciting fighter to watch in the ring.

At the age of 38, Buakaw’s dedication to training is apparent in his amazing physique and striking power. He may not be the best Muay Thai fighter technically, but his popularity continues to grow. He has mellowed down in terms of ring appearances but remains active in training and making occasional fight appearances.

Whichever way you look at it, Buakaw is definitely one of the top 10 Muay Thai fighters of all time and certainly a Muay Thai legend in his own rights. (Read related article: “Buakaw: The Legend Continues“)


Yodsanklai Fairtex

Yodsanklai Fairtex

The Contender Asia was broadcasted on our local TV station and that was when I came to know of this now famous fighter. The reality-based television series showcased 16 fighters, with elimination fights that led to the final where Yodsanklai emerged as the winner.

Yodsanklai is most well-known for his fan-favorite, powerful left roundhouse kick, on top of his mastery of Muay Thai techniques. His techniques are precise which earned him the nickname of the “Boxing Computer”.

Yodsanklai announced in June 2017 that he would retire from fighting after being plagued with serious injuries but he has since returned to the ring with 6 appearances on One Championship.

With 3 back-to-back losses, Yodsanklai’s best days are far behind him. However, he will go down as one of Muay Thai’s greatest.


Saenchai PkSaenchaimuaythaigym

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Saenchai is a legend of our times. Nobody fights like him and his style is entirely, uniquely his own. His short stature (1.66m) may make it seem like a disadvantage when it comes to clinching, but his incredible ability to throw down everyone is a true testament of his skills.

He is not just one of the Top 10 Muay Thai fighters but also widely regarded as the greatest of all-time.

He is a technical wizard in all aspects of Muay Thai, and makes it look so deceptively easy in his fights. His arsenal of fast movements, crazy kicks, wild leg sweeps and the famous cartwheel kick makes him the most interesting fighter to watch in the ring.

At an age where most Muay Thai fighters would have long retired, the living legend continues to fight on a regular basis, entertaining fans the world over. 

For the past few years, Saenchai trains and fight out of Yokkao Gym in Bangkok. He competes almost exclusively on Yokkao as well as Thai Fight promotions. (Read related article: “Is Saenchai the Muay Thai Greatest-of-All-Time?“)


Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn

Namsaknoi

Nicknamed “The Emperor” for his graceful Wai Kru Ram Muay and almost pristine career, Namsaknoi (NSN) holds one of the best fight records in Muay Thai, winning 285 fights out an illustrious 300-fight history.

He also ran a 6-year undefeated campaign at Lumpinee between 2000-2006 that is unimaginable in a fiercely competitive sport like Muay Thai.

After a dispute with his gym over his fight winnings, Namsaknoi retired and returned to his hometown with no money in his pocket. In a wonderful turn of fate, he was recruited to teach Muay Thai at Evolve MMA Singapore where he remained for 5 years.

Namsaknoi started his own Muay Thai gym on Koh Phangan (renowned for its full moon parties) but left after 2 years of operations.

The Emperor returned to Evolve MMA briefly after that and joined Rattachai Gym (in Phuket) as a trainer. Now he spends time in Bangkok (usually at Attachai Gym) and abroad as a trainer.(Read my interview with Namsaknoi: “Namsaknoi: There & Back Again”)


Petchboonchu FA Group

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Petchboonchu FA Group is the modern era’s clinch fighter par excellence. During his career, his clinching is second to none. Coupled with his deadly knee strikes, he has 14 titles of the highest level under his belt, making him the most decorated fighter in Muay Thai history.

Petchboonchu formerly fought out of FA Group gym in Chatuchak, Bangkok, well-known for their emphasis on clinching training. He is a classic Muay Khao, who dominated his fight with superior clinching and aggressive knee strikes.

The Muay Thai multiple-time champion retired from the elite circuit and taught Muay Thai full-time in Evolve MMA Singapore between 2016-2017.

The knee legend was training for One Super Series before injuries forced him to retire for good. He now works for One Championship, recruiting Thai fighters for the promotion and is based in Bangkok. He can occasionally still be found at his former home of FA Group gym. (Read my interview with Petchboonchu: “The Ultimate Diamond“)


Chamuakpetch Harpalang

Before Petchboonchu FA Group, there was his hero: Chamuakpetch Harpalang.  This golden era legend is one of Muay Thai’s most decorated champions of all time, winning the Lumpinee title 4 times and the Rajadamnern title 5 times across 7 weight classes.

Chamuakpetch was a master clincher and knee fighter, known for his mid- and long-range knee strikes. They called him the “Computer Knee Striker” for his precise and devastating knees.

One of the best all-rounded fighters of all time, Chamuakpetch was the recipient of the 1985 “Fighter of the Year” award, an honor reserved for the very best in the sport. 

He holds wins over a number of fellow golden age legends including Samart Payakaroon, Kongthoranee Payakaroon, and Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj. 


Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn

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The man with the sky-piercing knees. Towering above all his peers, the over 6-foot tall Dieselnoi often clinched and kneed his opponents into oblivion.

He dominated the lightweight division at lumpinee between 1981 to 1985, remaining undefeated during this period. He was forced to retire after a 4-year reign as he had no competition in his weight class.

Possessing an unrelenting, forward-moving knee style, Dieselnoi  was one of the most exciting fighters to watch in the ring. He was the quintessential Muay Khao, fighting in an aggressive style unlike any other knee fighters today.

Dieselnoi had many famous rivals during his time, including fellow golden-age legends like Samart Payakaroon and Sagat Petchyindee. Today, Dieselnoi spends his time traveling to gyms in Bangkok and Pattaya, instructing a new generation of Nak Muays, passing on his golden-age knowledge.


Samart Payakaroon

Best Muay Thai Fighter

Samart is often cited as the best Muay Thai fighter of all time, the GOAT in Muay Thai. He was both the Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali of Muay Thai.

Training under the legendary Yodtong Senanan, grand master of the Sityodtong camp, he was awarded the prestigious Sports Writers of Thailand fighter of the year 3 times.  

Samart was very good with his hands and after winning 4 Lumpinee championships, he turned to boxing and won a WBC junior featherweight title.

He was also well known with his mastery of using teeps (push kicks) in a way that is unmatched to this day. In his peak, he could rip apart his opponents simply with the use of his strong teeps.

After his peak days of fighting, Samart seeked a brief career in singing and starred in a few films including a major role in a French production. Samart currently runs the Samart Payakaroon gym in Bangkok. (Read related article: “Is Samart Payakaroon the Greatest of All Time?“)


Somrak Khamsing

Somrak Khamsing

It’s mesmerizing to watch Somrak’s fights. He was so good that you can see how easily he outclassed his opponents in his fights, wearing his confident smirk.

Somrak is Thailand’s pride, having represented the country in boxing and winning the country’s first Olympic gold medal.

He has never won a Lumpinee championship in his career. Not because he wasn’t good but contrary to that, he was so good that the big promoters of the stadium barred him from competing, or so it has been said. The stories that legends are made of.

On top of his busy schedule as a singer, celebrity, trainer and taking up occasional fights on the side, Somrak also appeared in 2017’s Thai Muay Thai-prison flick, Prayer before Dawn.


Sagat Petchyindee

Sagat Petchyindee

Wait a minute. Sagat probably brought more attention to Muay Thai than Buakaw ever did.

The one-eyed villain in the classic fighting video game, Street Fighter (by Capcom), was believed to be based on a real-life fighter (Sagat Petchyindee) and probably the first Muay Thai fighter every kid of my generation got to know.

The eye patch, the bald head, the prominent scar across his body, this was a badass fighter who mean business. Sagat might just be the most iconic Muay Thai fighter in the entire history of the sport.

If you grew up in the 90s and played arcade games, Sagat was definitely a part of your childhood. 

In all seriousness, for those interested to meet the legend, the real-life Sagat (see image) now coaches at 13 Coins Gym in Bangkok giving instruction for private training.

For all of that, Sagat is a golden era legend and one of the best heavy punchers in the history of Muay Thai. See for yourself in his highlights below.


Conclusion

It’s impossible to rank them without some disputes or disagreements but we can all agree that the 10 fighters featured here are all legends in their own right. There are so many good fighters, there is no way to feature them all.

If you have a favorite fighter and he is not featured here, I would like to hear about your choice of the best fighter. Meanwhile, check out my picks of the top current active fighters in Thailand and the best foreign Muay Thai fighters of all time.

Sours: https://www.muaythaicitizen.com/top-10-muay-thai-fighters/
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