International trips, ONE Tournament selection, Y2K wants to Settle a Score and more...


 Y2K Wants The Last Laugh

Max Muay Thai champion, Y2K entered the octagon in Singapore to take on Gurdashan Mangat. The fight had plenty of striking from Y2K. His Indian/Canadian opponent wrestled with him but Y2K was still able to get in the hits. At one point Mangat had Y2K’s back and Y2K threw multiple backward elbows with a smile. Our fighter staggered Mangat with teep to the jaw in the third as well. The bout went to decision the bout went to Mangat.

“I want a rematch in a month or two,” Y2K said. “He had a lot of bruises and injuries. I’m fine though. I wasn’t even tired!”

There’s no time off for the colorful MMA fighter. Y2K is back to the camp and helping out Wut in preparation for his bout at Lumpinee.

(In this photo: BGV1 Black, BPV1 and LKP1)

 

Aaron Zackon Finally Goes To Dubai

(In this photo: BGV1 Black)

After lots of waiting and rearranging, Aaron Zackon is finally off to Dubai. He will take on a UAE kickboxer on June 25th. Zackon’s opponent switched due to the reschedule but that hasn't stopped him. He’s excited about the fight and anxious to get in the ring. Due to scheduling he’s been out for eight weeks. Zackon hasn’t stopped training in those eight weeks. It’s one final blast until his bout in Dubai.

 

Ferrari Doesn’t Know Who To Fight

(In this photo: Fairtex Pink Handwraps)

Ferrari Fairtex is off the massive Palangmai show at Rajadamnern. The technical fighter was to take on Tapakaow Singmawynn for the fourth time. Unfortunately, the clinch and knee fighter was injured. A replacement couldn’t be found.

“I thought I would fight Goanar Pk Saenchai,” Ferrari said. “But he fights at 139lbs.”

Ferrari enters the ring at 141lbs ideally. He will now wait for a big bout against Nathan Bendon from the UK. The two will clash at Muay Thai Grand Prix in Bolton on August 6th.

 

Selection For Upcoming ONE Championship Tournament

(In this photo: BGV14 Blue, AS1 Green and KPLC5)

Fairtex Fight Promotion announced that they will hold a Road To ONE tournament. The series will have eight fighters in three weight classes (70, 61, and 52) fight for a contract to ONE worth $100,000.

A pre qualifier is set for July 2nd. Four top foreign female fighters enter the ring to see who will get a spot in the Road To ONE tournament.

Tentatively slated are Angela Chang, Celeste Hansen, Fani Peloumpi, and Thai-Ngan Le.

“I feel honored to for this opportunity,” Le said. “I’m excited to fight the best girls in Thailand. I’m training hella hard.”

The Vietnamese American is working with Rattanasak Sor Worapol, a golden era legend with a win over Buakaw. The two are working timing and rhythm in preparation for the pre qualifier.

 

Robbinson Galvez To Make Pro Debut In America

(In this photo: AS1 Pink, Fairtex Black Handwraps and SP5 Black)

American Robbinson Galvez made a big splash at Lumpinee. The Mexican American took on the hard hitting Chalamseuk Kiatnavy. Now Galvez is planning on returning to the states to make his professional debut.

“I was going to do the IKF classic in Orlando,” Galvez said. “But I’m maxed out in experience and there is no one in my weight class. I plan on working on my social media presence and am in talks with several promotions about making my pro debut.”

Galvez leaves Fairtex at the end of the month to return to the Bay Area. He will be training hard and getting ready for whatever comes his way. An official fight announcement should be coming soon.

 

New BJJ Instructor Jean Carlos

Fairtex is expanding its BJJ program. We’ve introduced a new Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, Jean Carlos. The fourth degree black belt has trained and taught all over the world including in Israel, Phuket, China, Japan, California, and more. He has big plans. Morning classes and kids classes are in the works.

Carlos began BJJ in his home country of Brazil. He’s now heading up a growing class of students.

 

Author: Matt Lucas

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