Muay Thai and Lethwei on UFC fight pass in 2019

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  1. Tayski

    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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  2. Kanka

    Kanka Brown Belt

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    What are those? Lumpinee friday night?
     
  3. Tayski

    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    Just found more info. It looks like the Friday night fights is an US promotion however the Bangkok Fights are from Lumpinee.

    MUAY THAI

    Friday Night Fights

    The longest running Muay Thai promotion in North America, the New York-based Friday Night Fights brings high-quality Muay Thai fighting to FIGHT PASS.

    Bangkok Fights

    Every week, FIGHT PASS will live stream a major Muay Thai event from the iconic Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, showcasing the “art of the eight limbs” in its most authentic form.

    Muay Thai Grand Prix

    Europe’s elite Thai boxers compete in a series of elimination tournaments noted for their all-out action.

    LETHWEI

    World Lethwei Championship

    The ancient Burmese sport of Lethwei is considered the most aggressive martial art in the world. Using slightly modified rules, the World Lethwei Championship brings world-class production values to the ancient Burmese art, featuring noted American combat sports broadcaster Sean Wheelock calling the action from ringside.

    Lethwei Fighting Championship

    Featuring the most aggressive fighters in the world’s most aggressive martial art, Lethwei Fighting Championship events will stream live on FIGHT PASS from Myanmar.
     
  4. Kanka

    Kanka Brown Belt

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    I think they did it last year aswell
     
  5. Tayski

    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    I see. I think Lethwei is a first though right?
     
  6. JohnMc

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    I might have found a reason to renew my fightpass membership.
     
  7. UWanaPlayDaGame

    UWanaPlayDaGame Purple Belt

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    Appreciate the effort but they could definitely sign Raja too but don't know Raja puts much more stacked cards lately.
     
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  8. Kanka

    Kanka Brown Belt

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    Yeah and also i don't think they streamed the most stacked lumpinee cards anyway. Might be wrong though.
     
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  9. Tayski

    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    They probably have limited knowledge in terms of what is and isn't a stacked card. But I think it's still a step in the right direction to bring more awareness to stadium MT.
     
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  10. Kanka

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    sure but it can also have the opposite effect, turning people off. Especially the Friday Night Fights and Muay Thai Grand Prix, they don't seem to have high level fights. Collaborating with Top King would be better than those two promotions. Bangkok fights might be alright.
     
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    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    Maybe they just can't find a commercial agreement with Top King. Yokkao would be nice too.

    Muay Thai Grand Prix is fun, I went to spectate a few times, but yeah it's definitely not near the highest level of MT, but it does have a few good local names.
     
  12. Blowing Dixie

    Blowing Dixie Yellow Belt

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    World Lethwei Championship? Is that the same as the Golden Belt or is it something akin to when the UFC markets their champions as "world" champions?

    On a side note, since I am a pesky white belt who can't be trusted making new threads..
    How come there aren't any famous Thai fighters fighting in the neightbouring countries? I can only remember Saiyok fighting with wrapped hands against a Laotian at some border fair in the golden triangle. But you don't see fighters ranked at Raja or Lumpinee going to Burma and fighting with headbutts, how come?
    (please don't bring up Thai Fight, those wrappings provide equal padding to a normal boxing glove)
     
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  13. Snubnoze707

    Snubnoze707 High Level

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    Why would they? Their certainly isn't more money to be made there, and a hell of a lot less people paying attention.
     
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  14. goronsaki

    goronsaki Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    The fight night aren't real muay Thai they wear elbow pads and none of the fighters are Thai.
     
  15. Yodsanan

    Yodsanan K'FESTA.1

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    I watched Bangkok Fights once. worst commentating I've heard in any combat sport event.
     
  16. esum80

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    it's a start but other than the muay thai GP where they have some interesting fights here and there, the others are kind of meh.
     
  17. UWanaPlayDaGame

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    Worse than the "phoenix" card when the commentators had Kaonar and Petwason names switched until the 3rd round?
     
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    Not sure if WLC has the tournament format, but they do have the decision aspect of Golden Belt.
     

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